As your charter yacht arrives at the Athens Marina — purpose built for the 2004 Olympics — you will be entering one of Europe’s largest transport hubs, abuzz with hundreds of yachts, boats, ships and cruise liners. Athens has been the gateway to Greece’s maritime traffic for around 4000 years, and nothing has changed much today.
And so the curtain will rise on some of the great wonders of history. Historian or not, you can’t help but be moved. Feast your eyes on the ancient citadel of Acropolis — with its world famous Parthenon, the temple dedicated to the goddess of wisdom, Athena; the Theatre of Dionysus; Temple of Olympian Zeus, Agia Triada Cathedral, and so much more. You can spend days and weeks admiring the sights, but if you’re short of time, take a half-day tour to glimpse the highlights and keep something for next time.