Alimos is an area to the South of Athens, Greece. Created in 1968 it is made up of two main settlements, the suburban seaside town of Kalamaki, and the inland community of Trachones. Alimos had 41,720 people registered in the 2011 census. Mediterranean Yacht Charter companies offer a range of boats from the marina complex.
Alimos is a superb sailing area. The islands of Aegina, Poros, Hydra and Spetses are only a few hours sail away. The city is a municipality to the south of Athens in Greece. The seaside town of Kalamaki and the inland community of Trachones merged to create the larger vicinity. Nearly 42,000 people live in the area.
Sitting 8 km south of Athens on the Saronic Gulf coast, Alimos has a large marina and several picturesque beaches. The Mediterranean western coastal part of the area connects with Athens city by the Athens Tram.
Alimos was formerly a fishing village on the outskirts of the city of Athens. The town later became part of the urban Deme of Euonymus. As a testament to its development during this ancient period, you can still see the ruins of the amphitheatre of Euonymus. This structure is quite unusual for the era because of its rectangular design.
The marina is enormous! There are over 1000 permanent moorings for yacht charters and local owners and hundreds of berths for vacationers with their own yacht. The maximum depth is 6.5 metres, and it can accommodate cruise boats up to 40 metres long. This busy marina is government-run, and so the facilities are relatively basic. It does, however, provide good shelter in all weathers. Most of the year, the Mediterranean winds are northerly in this area. The winds vary in strength but rarely exceed 6 Beaufort maximum.
Kalamaki-Alimos is very easy to reach from Athens or Piraeus. Athens International Airport is a 40-minute drive.
Sailing from the Athens region
The Peloponnese coast opens up to offer great spots for mooring and swimming. One option for your Mediterranean yacht charter holiday is to navigate to the Cyclades for a wonderful summer sailing adventure. To the east lies Mykonos, Tinos, Syros, Paros, Naxos, Kythnos, Kea, Milos, and then eventually you reach Santorini. There are many Mediterranean islands to choose from if you start your holiday charter from Athens.
Another option is to sail to Nafplion and Astros in the Argolic Gulf and then navigate slowly to Leonidion, Kiparissi, Yeraka and Monemvassia which has spectacular Byzantine ruins.