Top Marinas in Greece
Cruising in Greece is one of life’s great pleasures, as you float through stunning landscapes of emerald seas, whitewashed villages, and ancient temples crumbling into the dust. Greece also offers some world-class superyacht marinas with excellent facilities and a glamorous summertime atmosphere.
Here are five of the best marinas in Greece to dock your superyacht— whether you’re on a luxury yacht charter or looking for somewhere to berth your yacht year-round.
If you’re cruising the Cyclades or Saronic archipelagos, you’re likely to begin your charter in Athens, which offers some high-calibre superyacht marinas and a dazzling cultural experience.
Flisvos Marina, Athens
Flisvos Marina has been expressly designed with the superyacht fraternity in mind and is the only marina in Greece to be awarded the prestigious 5 Gold Anchors designation for its high-class facilities and services. Located only 6kms from Athens centre and offering 303 berths for yachts up to 70m, Flisvos Marina stands out for its luxury precinct of shops, restaurants and yachting companies, making this a superb option for visiting superyachts. Those returning to Flisvos after an absence will note many impressive developments, including a new sheltered port entrance and a barrier for excellent protection from stormy weather.
Athens Marina is a state-of-the art superyacht marina that was built to accommodate the yachts visiting Athens for the 2004 Olympics and can accommodate yachts up to 130m. Many large superyachts visiting the region use this marina as their base throughout the season, and it offers quiet and highly secure yacht berths year-round. There’s a helipad on site for easy access to your yacht, shops and markets nearby, and the ancient wonders of Athens lie only a short distance away.
Porto Heli is an exciting new marina development which lies 80 nautical miles south-west of Athens and offers easy access to the breathtaking islands of the Saronic Gulf and the cosmopolitan Peloponnese peninsula. This region is heralded as the French Riviera of Greece, and the upgraded Porto Heli marina will open in 2017, offering 149 berths for yachts up to 40m. Yacht guests in Porto Heli can enjoy the upmarket spa hotels, boutiques and famous Nikki Beach club in town, or cruise to nearby Hydra or Spetses.The new marina is managed by Camper & Nicholsons Marinas and developed by Tethys UK, who are also building a superyacht marina in neighbouring Ermioni, due for completion in 2018.
The Ionian Islands are one of the most popular Greek archipelagos for luxury yacht charter, with its treasures including the stunning Shipwreck Beach, the quiet olive groves and timeless myths of Ithaca, and the Byzantine palaces of Corfu.
Lefkas Marina is one of the best full-service marinas in the Eastern Mediterranean and offers 650 berths for yachts up to 45m. Managed by K&G Marinas, this modern facility offers high-quality services to visiting yachts, with a fuel dock, extensive dry dock facilities, technical services, a chandlery and shops, and a hotel with a fabulous waterfront pool. The marina is located right by the cobbled lanes and boutiques of historic Lefkas, while the island also offers spectacular beaches, great mountain hiking, and renowned windsurfing.
The Dodecanese provide astonishing cruising with wild majestic landscapes, desperately pretty fishing villages, and crystal clear waters. Explore the archaeological wonders of Rhodes, climb the volcanic crater of Nisyros, and soak in the hot springs of Kos.
Kos Marina, Kos
Kos Marina is one of the most popular marinas in the Eastern Mediterranean, offering enchanting views of castle ruins and distant mosque minarets. Catering for yachts up to 50m in length, this is a high-quality marina with impressive amenities including waterfront café, restaurant, supermarket, 100-ton travel lift with boat repair facilities, and 24-hour security. The marina location is excellent, offering easy access to the archaeological treasures of Kos town, as well as wonderful cruising through the Dodecanese and to the Turkish coast.
Crete is Greece’s largest island and one of its most beautiful. On a Crete yacht charter, you might hike the incredible White Mountains, explore the Venetian architecture of Heraklion, or wander the palm-lined boulevards of charming Rethymnon.
Agios Nikolaos Marina, Crete
Agios Nikolaos Marina is extremely sheltered and accommodates 255 yachts, with a maximum length of 70m.The marina offers a high quality of customer service, a travel lift with boat repair facilities, and fuel and oil services. The marina is located in the town, meaning yacht guests are perfectly positioned to explore the chic boutiques and lush gardens of this small Aegean city.
An expert full-service yacht management company such as OCEDA has connections at top-quality marinas across Greece and can offer assistance with berths, bunkering, provisioning, and itinerary planning for yachts cruising Greece.