Athens is not only the capital city of Greece but also the historic center of Europe where Western civilization originated. With a fascinating history, splendid monuments, iconic statues, numerous archaeological sites and a magnificent cityscape, Athens will surely surprise you during your vacation. If you are coming to Mykonos, we would recommend you visit Athens and explore the city aboard the luxurious vessel of your choice. At Mykonos Yacht Charters, we provide a range of charter options to guests visiting Athens. Our guide to Athens will help you plan your vacation with more ease, please see below.

Best Attractions of Athens

  • Astir Vouliagmeni: This beach is considered as one of the best beaches for swimming in Athens. You will find lots of sun-loungers, food stalls, coffee shops and restaurants to keep you engaged throughout the day.
  • Kavouri: This is a peninsula with pine trees and luxury villas. Enjoy the scenery on a sunbed or play beach paddle ball. The beach is sandy with shallow clear waters.
  • Vouliagmeni Lake: Located in Athenian Riviera, this idyllic landscape provides a uniquethermal spa experience as it boasts natural underground thermal springs. There is a labyrinth of underwater caves that feature stalagmite formations. The warm waters of the lake boast sea anemone, fish GarraRufa, sponges and molluscs
  • Yabanaki-Varkiza: This beach is known for its water activities. You can enjoy paddleboarding, snorkelling and windsurfing here. The beach is filled with popular restaurants and local shops.
  • Edem: Located between PalioFaliro and Alimos, this sandy beach is popular amongst swimmers and snorkelers alike. Enjoy some time at its long seafront promenade.
  • Kape Beach: Also known as Cres, this beach was once a secret spot for swimming. You can enjoy people watching and relaxing while taking in the amazing views of the Aegean Sea.
  • Otherbeaches: Asimakis, Kokkino Limanaki, Asteras, Krabo Beach, Niriides Beach, Mati Beach Schinias, Beach of Sounio and South Coast.

Hotels: Athens is a travel destination for all kinds of travellers. Luxury hotels, historic ones, boutique hotels to budget hotels, Athens has a large selection of options. Some of the top hotels where you can make your accommodation comfortable and memorable are Four Seasons Astir Palace Hotel Athens, Hotel Grande Bretagne, The Foundry Hotel, NEW Hotel, Athens Was, Herodion Hotel, inn Athens Hotel, King George, AVA Hotel and Suites, Divani Caravel Hotel, Perianth Hotel, Coco-Mat Athens, Hilton Athens, Athen Style, NJV Athens Plaza, Ergon House, Athens Studios and more.

Restaurants: From local cafés to fine dining restaurants, you will fall in love with the food culture of Athens. Some of the top restaurants that we suggest you to visit are Klimataria, Varoulko, Ta Karamanlidika Tou Fani, Orizontes, Funky Gourmet, Hytra, Lukumades, O Kostas, To Kati Allo, Strofi, Nice ‘n’ Easy, Spondi, Matsuhisa, Aegli Zappeio, Restaurant at the Acropolis Museum, Captain's House, GB Roof Garden Restaurant & Bar, and Kiku, among others.

Best Things to do in Athens

  • Sunset Watching: Athens offers the best sunset views. Relax with your loved ones while soaking in the stunning views.
  • Street and Art Tours: The best way to learn the city’s history is to take a tour. Take historical tours, street art tours, wine tours, food tours or a sailing trip aboard one of our luxury sailboats to better understand the city, its culture, and history.
  • Swimming: Most of the beaches in Athens are perfect for swimming and sunbathing. For a relaxing swimming experience, you can visit Astir Vouliagmeni, Vouliagmeni Lake, Edem, Kape, Sounio and others.
  • Snorkeling and Diving: Explore the hidden bays, caves and the underwater world of Athens through snorkeling and diving. We can take you on a snorkeling boat excursion in Nea Makri, Moni, Aegina, Agistri, Sounio Capeand Athens Riviera. During your diving or snorkeling excursion, you can expect to see eels, octopuses, sea basses, sea urchins, turtles, squid, cuttlefish, whales, dolphins and more.
  • Other Activities: If you are an adventure enthusiast, you can try your hands at paddleboarding, windsurfing, skiing, banana boat riding and more.

As you can see there are so many things to explore, visitand experience in Athens. When you charter with us, we ensure to show you the best parts of Mykonos in luxury. Our captain knows where to take you and your loved ones for exploring the most magnificent and amazing destinations of Athens. Whether you are coming to Athens directly from your location or want to come via Mykonos, we can take care of all your vacation needs. We have a professionally trained crew in Mykonos, Athens, and other destinations in Greece.

Our luxurious yacht charters are equipped with world-class amenities. From your comfortable accommodation needs, catering, to entertainment, we are here to handle everything. Your Athens vacation will be all about you and yourgroup– your private yacht, your choice of beaches, your water activitiesand creating a trip you will never forget. To book your yacht charter, contact our charter expert here.