Sail Greece – Travel Info

Sail Greece Voyagers,
We are very excited to be making the final arrangements for our Greek Adventure.  Some of you are booking travel. Let’s get you some info.

The fly in airport is Athens.  The airport code for Athens is ATH.
You can arrive as late as May 11, by 3pm.  Without any unplanned delays, that should get you to the boat by boarding time at 5pm.

You can depart as early as May 18 late afternoon.  The boats are scheduled to be at the dock by 9am, putting you at the airport before noon.

Do consider arriving early for adjusting to the time change, or staying after our Adventure.  As long as you’ve come this far, you might want to see more of Greece, or add another European destination.

To airport to marina/hotel area.  Consider a cab as you may be tired after long flights.  But if you haven’t had enough adventure and you have the extra time … there is a bus that goes from the airport right to the hotel and marina.  Bus X96.  Click Here for that info.
John’s Athens Taxi has offered to do airport pickup … “Transfer from Athens International Airport – Poseidon Hotel : 45 € (or 55 € night rate 24:00 – 05:00). This cost is per taxi car (either for 1 or up to 4 adults) and includes the transfer, taxes, tolls road and an english speaking driver who will wait the clients in the exit gate of the arrival terminal of the airport holding label with their name.”
Kind Regards, John Grivogiannis / Athens Greece
tel:(+30) 6944475706

A recommended, simple Hotel, south of the city, by the charter base is Hotel Poseidon.  We are staying there.  Book soon to get a room.  I booked the breakfast at the hotel to get an easy start to the day but Tania tells me there are cafe’s nearby.  Check-in is 2pm.  Check-out is noon.  Click Here for Hotel Poseidon.

Side Trip:
Tania and I have made some pre-cruise plans.  We fly in and stay at the Hotel Poseidon, by the base.  The link is above.  Friday we have casual plans to bus into town to check out the Acropolis if it is a good time for it.  Saturday we have arranged a tour to Sounion and the Temple of Poseidon for those who are interested.  Click Here to Book your spot on the tour.  Other side-trip suggestions from Tania are at the bottom of this page.

To the Boats:
We board the boats Saturday evening at 5pm.  We used to get our boats from the downtown marina.  This will be much better, being south of the city at Marina Alimos.  Access to the airport is easier too as we don’t have to travel through Athens.  We spend the rest of the week cruising the amazing Saronic islands.

Still to come … Sounion info, more travel tips, airport transfer info, our What to Bring email and our Crew Questionaire for putting like minded Voyagers together.  As we do with all of our Adventures, there will be a bunch of information posted to the site here and you will get emails notifying you of updates.

Questions about your booking:
Questions about side trips, things Greece (including Greek language 🙂
Other questions:

The Greece Intro webpage is here:

Click links for Greek pronunciations …
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More on side trips from Tania …
“Glad to read you’re excited because Greece won’t disappoint. Woody forwarded to me your questions about what to with your extra time. We’ll be returning to the marina right on the outskirts of Athens after the sail. So, with two days, if you feel like seeing more islands, book a flight (faster than ferry and plenty of us will be heading to the airport) to Mykonos or Santorini. They are very popular, what you see on calendars and postcards, and smaller than Crete or Rhodes, which are too big to see in the time you have. Look them up, read about them, see which one sounds more tempting. Santorini is also sometimes called Thira. Alternatively, if you’re into antiquities, you could also look into booking a mainland tour to Delphi. It’s a very cool spot. Just googled “tours from Athens to Delphi” and pulled this up as an example:
Hope this helps.
P.S. It might be worth buying a Lonely Planet or Fodors guide to Greece—lots of pictures and detailed information, fun research tool.


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