Athens yacht charter. Rent a boat in Athens, Greece
When planning your holiday in Greece, remember to include Athens in your itinerary. As a capital of one of the oldest countries in the world, it has a rich history, which began as far back as more than three thousand years. With many treasures that always attract tourists from the whole world, it is considered as one of the most popular holiday destinations. If you are drawn to an ancient civilization then you should definitely visit this city. Those who are fond of yacht chartering will find Athens a perfect place for vacation as there are many vessels such as gulets, motor and sailing yachts, catamarans, and others for rent in the city.
Being a historical capital of Europe, this holiday destination has been occupied by many conquerors in the past, which is the reason of many monuments embellishing Athens nowadays. The historic center of the city is a pedestrian area, where visitors can observe various famous archeological sights. A symbolic entrance to Athens is represented by the Hadrian’s Arch. On the Dionysiou Areopaghitou Street, there is the Theatre of Dionysos, where you can have a look at Sophocles, Euripides, Aeschylus, and Aristophanes works. In this zone, you will also find the ruins of the Odeon of Herodes Atticus, Stoa of Eumenes, and Asklepieion. If you want to discover some of the world’s most popular pieces of architecture, then you should definitely include the Acropolis in your “places-to-see” list. The temples such as the Parthenon, the Erechtheum, and the Athene Nike as well as the gates of Propylaia are also worth noticing. If you are interested in architecture, then visit the Acropolis Museum with its 4,000 invaluable exhibits.
Except for historical landmarks, close to the Acropolis there are numerous food venues and souvenir shops where everyone can buy beautiful gifts for their friends and relatives. Tourists like walking through narrow streets with houses and mansions built in the time of the Turkish invasion. In this part of Athens, there is the Lysikrates Monument as well as the Roman Agora with the famous Tower of the Winds. There is also a host of museums such as the Frysira Art Gallery, Popular Musical Instruments, Folk Art, and others. If you like sports, then you will be interested in visiting the Panathenaikon Stadium, where the first Olympic Games took place in 1896.
Shop lovers coming to Greece for an Athens yacht charter holiday usually go shopping in its commercial neighborhood with more than two thousand five hundred shops. To the west of this area, there is the Athinas Street lined with food shops. To purchase luxury items, go to the Kolonaki with world-renowned brands and haute couture. Walk through the charming streets of this neighborhood to enjoy the beauty of its architecture.
After admiring the unique scenery of Athens from aboard a yacht, you should also explore landmarks with charming views. After a long walk through lanes, stroll along the waterside or go to one of the many nightclubs scattered around the harbor. There are many things to do and sights to observe in the city while chartering around the Med.