Here is a useful tool for those planning a sailing holiday in Greece and the first-time sailors along the Greek waters: A Guide to marinas in Greece. Discover the best places to book a yacht in Greece, drop anchor and enjoy your sailing holiday!
TOP MARINAS IN ATHENS
Zea Marina (37° 56.2’ N / 23° 38.9’ E)
Located in one of the most popular spots in Piraeus, Zea Marina is a high end, fully organized and recently renovated marina. With a total capacity of 670 births, on both permanent and floating pontoons, it can accommodate yachts up to 150 meters long. On-shore, one can find extensive leisure and shopping facilities.
ATHENS MARINA (37° 56.29’ N / 23° 39.93’ E)
Conveniently located only 4 km from the Port of Piraeus, 6 km from the centre of Athens and 40 from El. Venizelos International Airport, Athens Marina in Faliro bay is a modern marina with a mooring capacity of 130 yachts, including 10 berths for yachts from 50 m up to 130 m in length.
FLISVOS MARINA (37° 56,18’ N / 023° 40.8’ E)
Flisvos Marina is a high-calibre, international marina in the Eastern Mediterranean, exclusively designed to cater to the mooring needs of customers with large luxury vessels and ocean-going mega yachts. One of the most significant upgrades to the marina infrastructure is the completion of the protective construction at the southern dock (windward) that ensures yacht safety from severe south winds. Located only 6 km from the centre of Athens, Flisvos Marina provides easy access to many cultural and entertainment attractions available in the city.
ALIMOS MARINA (37° 54.68’ N / 23° 42.03’ E)
Alimos Marina is one of the largest marinas in Greece with 1080 permanent berths, located 15 Km from the city centre, 8 Km from Piraeus port and 30 km from El. Venizelos International Airport. he services available in the marina include entrance lights for safe navigation, electricity supply, water supply, refuelling services, 2 restaurant-bars, VHF communication (channel 71), first aid provisions, security and PIR automatic lights around the marina.
AGIOS KOSMAS MARINA (37° 52.50’ Ν / 23° 43.29’ Ε)
Agios Kosmas Marina is located in the coastal area of southern Attica, next to Glyfada city, 15Km from Athens centre and 25Km from “Eleftherios Venizelos” International Airport, accessible by Tram and Bus lines. The marina can accommodate 337 boats up to 70 m long. It was created to host the sailing competitions of the Athens 2004 Olympic Games and since then it has been utilized as a private Marina. Worth to mention that due to its excellent morphology, it offers a greatly sheltered spot from extreme weather conditions.
OLYMPIC MARINE (37° 41.77’ Ν / 24° 03.65’ Ε)
Olympic Marine is only 20 minutes away from the international airport El. Venizelos, at the town of Lavrion. It disposes of 680 berths, repair unit, 700 places on dry dock, travel lifts of 45, 65, 200 tns, experienced personnel for any kind of maintenance, repair teams of your choice and 24-hour surveillance by a private security company. Olympic Marine offers electricity and water for every berth, refuelling station, a chandlery with a wide variety of products to meet your boat’s needs. It has been awarded by the International Program «Blue Flag» since 2000.
TOP MARINAS IN THE IONIAN SEA
LEFKAS MARINA (38° 49.80’ N / 20° 42.80’ E)
Situated on the eastern side of Lefkas island and only 500 m from Lefkas town, the marina is literally embraced by the town and right beside the main harbour of the island. The total capacity is 620 yachts of up to 45 m. in length and 4 m. draught and dry dock facilities for about 280 boats. Within the shore area of 70.000 sq.m. surrounding the marina, one can find a great number of facilities and services, such as a Reception Office (in the Control Tower), cars and motorbikes rentals, medical services, laundry, toilets and shower facilities, etc. The marina operates all year round.
GOUVIA MARINA (39° 39.10’ N / 19° 51.10’ E)
Situated 6 kilometres from the town of Corfu island and 7 kilometres from the International Airport. The Marina is fully organised, offering facilities and services of high standards. The total capacity is 1235 berths, on both permanent and floating pontoons, while there are dry dock facilities for approximately 520 boats. Moorings are available for boats up to 80 meters long and with 5.5 meters draught.
PREVEZA MARINA (38° 57.62’ Ν / 20° 45.36’ Ε)
Preveza Marina is situated in the heart of the cosmopolitan Preveza town in NorthWestern Greece, washed by the emerald waters of the Ionian sea at the mouth of the Ambracian Gulf. Preveza marina has a mooring capacity of 300 berths. Is the ideal starting point for cruises to the Ionian Sea, an ideal sailing destination and an endless source of beauty.
KALAMATA MARINA (37° 01.30’ Ν / 22° 07.30’ Ε)
Situated in Peloponnese, to the west of Kalamata harbour in the Messinian Gulf, it is to be the ideal location to take refuge and rest as it is the passage from the Mediterranean and the Ionian to the Aegean Sea.
Kalamata is a modern marina which has a capacity to accommodate 250 yachts with a maximum length of 25m. and 3m. draught. All berths are equipped with electricity and potable water. There are dry docking facilities for about 150 boats, with a 60-ton travelift to facilitate the manoeuvre of boats in and out of the water. The marina offers a full range of technical services covering a wide range of maintenance and repair works.
MESSOLONGHI MARINA (38° 21.70’ N / 21° 25.10’ E)
Messolonghi Marina is situated in the South-West of the mainland and is the only lagoon marina in Europe. The scenic 3 km canal gives access to the deep water, very sheltered marina. Due to its strategic location between the Ionian and Aegean cruising area, the marina is the ideal home base for private yachts. After finishing the marina capacity will be 400 mooring places and 800 places on land.
TOP MARINAS IN THE AEGEAN SEA
KOS MARINA (36° 53.57’ N / 27° 18.09’ E)
Kos Marina is located at the island of Kos, at the heart of the Dodecanese islands at the Aegean Sea and offers 250 berths with mooring lines, water supply, electricity supply, telephone connection, satellite TV. Kos Marina premises are patrolled 24 hours by guards. All piers are equipped with fire stations with fire extinguishers, emergency stations comprising lifebuoys, lifelines, emergency telephones and rescue ladders. It also provides an extensive range of technical services at Kos Marina, including a 100 tn travel lift, a 35 tn hydraulic trailer and dry docking for 150 yachts.
LEROS MARINA (37° 07.76’ N / 26° 51.40’ E)
Leros is one of the Dodecanese islands, a wonderful destination for sailing holidays in the Aegean. The Marina comprises 45.000 m2 of hard standing, backed by a 50 m. cliff that provides shelter from the occasionally fierce local winds. There is an extensive curved harbour wall, providing complete shelter for the boats afloat. There are floating pontoons with berths for 220 boats and storage ashore for 500 boats.
MYTILENE MARINA (39° 05.92’ Ν / 26° 33.47’ Ε)
Just opposite the Turkish coasts, the Gulf of Edremit and beautiful Ayvalik town, is the ideal spot for sailing holidays in Greece and Turkey. The Marina is exactly next to the city centre and the main harbour, thus being an integral part of the city it makes it easy for the Marina customers and guests to enjoy the life and the services being offered by Mytilini city. he marina has a land and a marine area. The distance from the marina to the centre of the town is about 1 km, while the distance to the airport is less than 7 km. The capacity of the marina is 254 places, which includes 222 places in the marine area, the floating docks and platforms and 32 places on the land area.
SAMOS MARINA (37° 41.44’ Ν / 26° 57.30’ Ε)
Samos marina is situated in a strategic location on the island of Samos at the eastern Aegean Sea. The facilities are located just 500 m away from the picturesque village of Pythagorio and 3 km away from the island’s airport. Samos marina has a berthing capacity of 280 yachts up to 50 m in length. It can also host up to 170 yachts for maintenance and repair facilities all year round.
RHODES MARINA (36° 26.07’ Ν / 28° 14.39’ Ε)
Rhodes marina is located on the island of Rhodes next to the island’s central port οnly 14 km away from the Rhodes international airport. The marina features approximately 600 berths and accommodates a wide range of yachts up to 35 m in length. An extended fibre optic network provides each berth with TV, telephone, internet and remote control monitoring of electrical and water consumption. The marina offers also a 200 dry docking capacity.