Joining Instructions Athens

Pre-charter Information & 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’.

We hope you have a wonderful time exploring the Ionian Islands - Happy Sailing!  





If you need any help or information when arranging your travel to Alimos Marina (also known as Marina Kalamaki) 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).

There will someone there for your arrival until 20:00. 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 and they will meet you outside the Kavas Kiosk. 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 (also known as Marina Kalamaki)
Kavas Yachting Kiosk
Piers 7 & 8
Athens Greece
37° 54’ 68” Ν, 23° 42’ 03” E
VHF channel 71
The Kavas kiosk is situated opposite piers 7 & 8 (please see map)

Base Support: Mrs Barbara Skopelitou Tel (0030) 6943 212 990

Technical Base Suport Team

  • Mr Jason Petsas: Tel (0030) 6948 803 338
  • Mr Stefanos Kobios: Tel (0030) 6948 803 339
  • Mr. Theofanis Kavas: Tel (0030) 6946 955 088

Island Sailing Support Team Tel: (0044) 7535 301444 or 0030 69800 75100

Island Sailing UK Head Office Tel: (0044) 0330 088 4744

If you need any help, information or advice that cannot be provided by the base team please contact the Island Sailing Support Team


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

A VISA or MASTERCARD Credit Card for your yacht security deposit (Debit Cards and American Express 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.

At least one mobile phone set up for roaming in Greece and charger – it is very important that you can keep in contact.


Travel light is our advice. Dress is casual around the Ionian Islands. Don’t forget your passport(s).

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. There is a limited amount of space available for luggage storage on the check-in and check-out day only.

Bedding and yacht towels are provided on your yacht. 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.