Sailing Athens Riviera Catamaran
Sun baking nets for relaxing on board. Photograph: courtesy of Sailing Athens

Sailing Athens’ coastline

Experiencing the Athenian way of life in the sun and sea

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What & Where: Day cruises on the Athenian Riviera
Why Go: To experience the Athenian coastline in style and comfort
We Loved: The sunset cruise with superb food and swimming in crystal clear waters

Sailing down the Athens Riviera, swimming in the most beautiful waters, lunching on-board whilst parked in a tranquil bay off the Athenian shoreline and viewing an hour-long spectacular sunset. 

Did I mention this was still in Athens?

Two of the greatest pleasures this city has to offer is that it is a coastal town and you can get out onto the water as early as May and anytime through to early October. The ‘Athens Riviera’ is a term recently coined by the Greeks that refers to almost 60 kilometres of coastline that starts about 30 minutes south of the city centre. Leoforos Posidonos Road snakes down through the upmarket suburbs of Glyfada and Vouliagmeni, all the way down to Cape Sounion and the Temple of Poseidon.

  • Sailing Athens Riviera CatamaranParked in a tranquil bay for a leisurely swim. Photograph courtesy of Sailing Athens
  • Sailing Athens Riviera SunsetAn afternoon excursion, getting into position for sunset. Photograph courtesy of Sailing Athens
  • Sailing Athens Riviera BBQLunch prepared on board with an Aussie 'Webber', the BBQ of champions. Photograph: Why Athens
  • Sailing Athens Riviera Catamaran AerialBirds eye view thanks to drone technology, courtesy of Sailing Athens
  • Sailing Athens Riviera Sunset CruiseA magical sunset. Photograph: Why Athens

To hire a vessel in Athens usually requires a commitment of two or three days and can often be quite costly. But now the young and energetic team behind Sailing Athens have arrived, bringing their skills and experience from working in the upscale tourism sector in Santorini.

The benefits of boarding a catamaran is a much more relaxed and smooth ride compared to sailing on a yacht. Don’t leave Athens until you have experienced her beautiful coastline. Booking information here.

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