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Yacht charters start on a Saturday at 17:00 in Greece. We suggest that flotilla guests arrive between 14:00-15:00 and divide into provisioning and check-in teams.
Athens International airport is at Spata, a 45-60 minute taxi ride from the marina and central Athens. Saturday is best spent visiting Athens sites before coming to the marina and boarding. If you arrive early at the marina on boarding day, bags can be left but you will not officially be able to board until 17:00. If you arrive early, explore the marina, shop at the Marionopolis supermarket 1 block west of the marina on Poseidonos Blvd along the beach) or have a drink or light lunch at Skipper’s or Kitchen Bar.
Airport to downtown: Yellow taxis can be found lined up at the airport. Taxis take 45 minutes to 1 hour to get downtown based on traffic. It costs approximately 50-60 Euros one-way per taxi. They are smaller European vehicles and only have room for three passengers and baggage. Drivers may charge a baggage fee that is approx. Euro 3.
Downtown Athens to the Kalamaki Alimos Marina: It takes 15-20 minutes and costs approx. 20 Euros per car one-way. Do not get out of your taxi at the marina until you have identified your meeting point, as it is a big marina.
Airport to downtown: Bus number X95 travels from the airport every 30 minutes making 8 stops (including the Hilton) and then terminates downtown at Syntagma/Constitution Square. It is air-conditioned and costs approx. 5 Euros. Syntagma Square is a short distance to most hotels but a taxi may be advisable at this point. Plaka hotels are within walking distance from Syntagma if you do not have too much baggage.
Airport to Kalamaki Alimos Marina: Bus number X96, runs every 30 minutes south from the airport to Piraeus along the coast passing by Alimos Kalamaki Marina and costs approx. 5 Euros. Ask the driver for the Edem Taverna stop. You want the west main entrance road where the Shell station and Edem restaurant is located.
Downtown Athens to Kalamaki Athens Marina: Public transport by subway tramcar from central Athens hotels is easy and convenient. From Syntagma Sqr. (Athens centre) take the tram line to Alimos marina (EDEM stop). The metro runs every 30 minutes from 05:30 to 00:20 on a daily basis. The ticket costs approx 8 Euros per person.
Paroikia marina is approximately 15 km from the airport by taxi. Afros yachting look after all yacht check-ins at the marina. Afros yachting is next to "Marina Café on the first floor, see also the meeting point on the map. If you arrive early at the marina on boarding day, meet with your owner/operator base staff then explore the marina, shop at the supermarket (Carrefour located across the road from the marina) or have a drink or light lunch at Marina Café. Bags can be left with your owner/operator.
By air and ferry
You can fly daily from Athens to Santorini. www.aegeanair.com then take a ferry to Paros.
There are daily boats from Pireaus, Athens. Ferry schedules and tickets to Paros. www.ticketsonline.gr/.