Joining Instructions Athens

Joining Instructions & FAQ's Athens

Please complete the crew list as soon as possible as this will avoid delays in processing your yacht papers which could in turn delay you setting sail.

If you have booked a skipper please ignore the skipper sections of the form but allocate one of your party who is over 18 as ‘First Mate’.





If you need any help or information when arranging your travel to Alimos Marina, Athens we will be glad to help.

Marina Alimos is served by a network of trams, buses and taxis with stations 500 meters from the Marina. There are 3 ways to get to the Marina from Athens International Airport, El.Venizelos.

The taxi is the most convenient way to reach the Marina. There are plenty of taxis just outside the airport. A regular taxi (maximum 4 persons) costs €40-45 and it takes approximately 45 minutes.

The public bus runs 24 hours every 15-30 minutes. The bus number is X96 and takes approximately 60 minutes to get to the Marina. The bus stop is outside the Marina and is called “EDEM” (ask the bus driver for help). Tickets costs €5.00 per person and can be purchased by the bus driver.

The metro takes you to Syntagma Square in the city centre. From there you can get the Tram Line to Alimos marina (EDEM stop). The metro runs every 30 minutes from 05:30 till midnight on a daily basis. Tickets costs €6 per person and it covers the change of the Tram Line. For further information visit

Please let Island Sailing know the approximate time of your arrival to the Marina. If you are going to be significantly earlier or later than expected please call us (see contact information below). Upon arrival please make your way to the 'Kavas’ Kiosk at Alimos marina opposite pier 7-8 where the yachts are based (please see map below).

If you will be arriving later than this we will provide instructions for you to collect the keys for your boat and check-in will provided the following morning.

If you have booked a skipper please call them upon arrival at the marina - they will be at the marina to meet you. We will let you know your skipper’s name and telephone number when we finalise our skipper schedules the week prior to your charter.


Alimos Marina
Kavas Yachting Office Alimos
Piers 7 & 8
Athens Greece

The Kavas office is situated opposite piers 7 & 8 (please see map)

Island Sailing Head Office in Greece Tel: 0030 69800 75100
Island Sailing UK Tel: 0044 (0)330 088 4744

If you have booked a skipper they will meet you at the local base office and be on hand to chat about your plans for the trip.

If you will be arriving at the marina late please inform us in advance so we can make arrangements with you for boarding your yacht.


Travel light is our advice. Don’t forget your passport(s).

Unless you have booked a skipper or sailing instructor you must remember to bring the original copy(s) of your sailing qualifications/skipper's licence.

You must bring a mobile phone set up for roaming in Greece and charger – it is very important that we can keep in contact in case of emergency as VHF signal is only line of sight.

Please bring your luggage in a soft bag that will fold down without wheels or hard edges. Space on a yacht is limited and cases with hard edges and wheels will often damage the woodwork on the boat. Unfortunately there isn't a luggage store at the marina.

Bedding and yacht towels are provided on your yacht but you'll need to bring beach towels with you. If you have a late flight home we recommend bringing another towel if you wish as yacht towels cannot be kept after you disembark on the last day.

All yachts are equipped with sufficient numbers of life jackets, usually of a standard size. If you are not a standard size, or especially for small children it is wise to bring your own life jackets . If you would like to check about this before you come to Greece please get in touch.

You will need to bring a VISA or MASTERCARD credit card for your yacht security deposit (debit cards are not accepted). Please make sure you have a large enough limit to cover the deposit for the yacht you have booked. If you do not possess a VISA or MASTERCARD credit card you must inform us BEFORE you travel to Greece as your charter can't commence without the completed credit card security deposit.