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Greece is of the worlds finest luxury yacht charter destinations. Discover the Greek Islands with Aegean Luxury Yachting!

For centuries Greece has been synonymous with the sea and sailing. Known as one of the premiere luxury yachting destinations, The Greek Islands, each with its own character, offer endless possibilities to experience an exciting combination of ancient history, urban luxury and breath-taking natural beauty.

With over 2000 islands and countless miles of coastlines to explore, offers 5 different cruising areas: The Saronic Gulf, the Cyclades, the Dodecanese, the Sporades, and the Ionian Islands.

ATHENS BASE – MARINA ALIMOS

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Distance from airport – approximately 60 minutes
Regular taxi (maximum 4 persons) – approximately Euro 40 –  45X 96 Express Bus (24 hr. service) from Airport to Pireaus with 2 stops outside marina.Tickets Euro 3,50 per person are bought from the kiosk outside airport arrivalsIt is important we are informed of your arrival details. Our staff will wait for you until sunset. If your arrival is later than this you will board alone, finding the keys on the chart table of the yacht. Check-in procedures will take place the following morning.

CORFU BASE – MARINA GOUVIA

CORFU
Distance from airport is approximately 8 km.
Gouvia Marina is located approximately 15 minute drive from Corfu Town.The marina offers such facilities as shops, restaurants, bars and cafe’s, a supermarket, laundry, showers and WC’s.It is important we are informed of your arrival details. Our staff will wait for you until sunset. If your arrival is later than this you will board alone, finding the keys on the chart table of the yacht. Check-in procedures will take place the following morning.

KOS BASE – MARINA KOS

KOS
Distance from airport – approximately 20 minutes
Regular taxi (4 persons) –  approximately Euro 35Distance from Kos town and main port –  approximately 1.6 kms.Supermarket located inside marina.It is important we are informed of your arrival details. Our staff will wait for you until sunset. If your arrival is later than this you will board alone, finding the keys on the chart table of the yacht. Check-in procedures will take place the following morning.

KOS BASE – KARDAMENA VILLAGE PORT

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Distance from airport – approximately 10 minutes
Regular taxi (4 persons) – approximately Euro 20All basic shops can be found in the village.It is important we are informed of your arrival details. Our staff will wait for you until sunset. If your arrival is later than this you will board alone, finding the keys on the chart table of the yacht. Check-in procedures will take place the following morning.

LAVRION BASE – MAIN PORT

LAVRION
Distance from airport  – approximately 30 minutes
Regular taxi (maximum 4 persons)  – approximately Euro 45 –  55Supermarket is located approximately 10 minutes on foot in town.It is important we are informed of your arrival details. Our staff will wait for you until sunset. If your arrival is later than this you will board alone, finding the keys on the chart table of the yacht. Check-in procedures will take place the following morning.

LEFKAS BASE – MAIN PORT

LEFKAS
Distance from airport in Aktion, Preveza – approximately 30 minutes
Regular taxi (maximum 4 persons) – approximately Euro 30 –  35It is important we are informed of your arrival details. Our staff will wait for you until sunset. If your arrival is later than this you will board alone, finding the keys on the chart table of the yacht. Check-in procedures will take place the following morning.

RHODES BASE – MARINA MANDRAKI

RHODES
Distance from airport – approximately 30 minutes
Distance from main port – approximately 2 KMsRegular taxi (maximum 4 persons) – approximately Euro 30 –  35It is important we are informed of your arrival details. Our staff will wait for you until sunset. If your arrival is later than this you will board alone, finding the keys on the chart table of the yacht. Check-in procedures will take place the following morning.

VOLOS BASE – MAIN PORT

VOLOS
Distance from airport – approximately 32 km (approximately 30 minutes)
Express bus from Airport to Volos Bus Station (approx. 25 minutes).Tickets at 5 euros per person. Then 15 minutes walk to the meeting point.It is important we are informed of your arrival details. Our staff will wait for you until sunset. If your arrival is later than this you will board alone, finding the keys on the chart table of the yacht. Check-in procedures will take place the following morning.

Public holidays in Greece:

  1. January 1: New Year’s Day or Protochroniá (Πρωτοχρονιά)
  2. January 6: Epiphany or Theophany,  a Christian feast day that celebrates the revelation of God the Son as a human being in Jesus Christ.
  3. March 3: Orthodox Shrove Monday, a moveable feast, (Next: 23 February 2015)
  4. March 25: Independence Day, Anniversary of the declaration of the start of Greek War of Independence from the Ottoman Empire, in 1821.
  5. April 18: Good Friday (Μεγάλη Παρασκευή) moveable, Next: 10 April 2015
  6. April 20: Easter (Κυριακή του Πάσχα) Next: 12 April 2015
  7. April 21: Easter Monday (Δευτέρα του Πάσχα) Next: 13 April 2015
  8. May 1: Labour Day, an annual holiday to celebrate the achievements of workers.
  9. June 9: Holy Spirit Monday (Πεντηκοστή), Next: June 08, 2014
  10. July 24: The Restoration of Democracy
  11. August 15: Dormition of the Holy Virgin
  12. October 28: The Ochi day, Celebration of the Greek refusal to the Italian ultimatum of 1940.
  13. Nov 17: Polytechneio
  14. Dec 25: Christmas Day
  15. Dec 26: Synaxis of the Mother of God

Useful telephone numbers in Greece & Greek Islands:

  • Greece – country code: +30
  • Greek Tourist Police – For Help and Assistance: 171 (This line provides all kind of information and instructions in Greek, English, French and German, thus helping tourists to deal directly with any arising problem.)
  • Police-Immediate Responce: 100
  • Abulance Service: 166
  • Fire Brigade: 199
  • Special Violent Crime Squad: 10 14
  • Police Departments, tel. Call center: 1033
  • Marine Police Immediate intervention (Coast Guard): 108
  • Airline Timetables: 144
  • Greek Telephone Numbers Catalogue: 11888

Pharmacies: In general, pharmacies in Greece are open Monday and Wednesday from 08:00-14:30, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday from 08:00-14:30 and 17:30- 20:00.

Shopping:
Monday and Wednesday: 9am – 2.30pm | Tuesday, Thursday, and  Friday: 9am – 1.30 and 5.30pm – 8.30pm | Sat: 9am – 3pm

Bank hours: From Monday to Thursday 08:00 – 14:30, Friday 08:00 – 14:00 (Saturday and Sunday Closed.)

Climate:

Months Athens & Southern Greece Thessaloniki & Northern Greece
January 52o F – 12o C 45o F – 8o C
February 54o F – 13o C 51o F – 11o C
March 58o F – 15o C 54o F – 13o C
April 65o F – 19o C 65o F – 19o C
May 74o F – 24o C 74o F – 24o C
June 86o F – 30o C 86o F – 30o C
July 92o F – 33o C 90o F – 32o C
August 92o F – 33o C 90o F – 32o C
September 82o F – 28o C 80o F – 27o C
October 72o F – 23o C 69o F – 21o C
November 63o F – 18o C 58o F – 15o C
December 56o F – 14o C 50o F – 10o C
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