About the Marina | Cruising Grounds | Around the Base | Provisioning | Things to Do | Water Toys & Sports

Whether this is your fifth trip or the first of many, we want you to feel at home when you're at a Moorings base.

About the Marina

Address
The Moorings
Freatida 185 36 – Piraeus
Tel.: +30 210 4530911 – Fax: +30 210 4559031

Base Hours 
Monday to Thursday, 9.00 am to 5.00 pm
Friday and Saturday, 9.00 am to 8:30 pm 
Sunday, 9.00 am to 2:30 pm

Marina Facilities

  • Marina berth capacity: 670 yachts up to 120 m
  • 24-hour dock assistance, CCTV, 24-hour security guard
  • Electricity and water
  • Parking at the marina is free
  • Shower and toilet facilities
  • ATM
  • Shops
  • Swimming pool. It is not free - customers have to pay for a ticket (5.00 euro per person). Children under 14 years old are not allowed in the swimming pool. 
  • Restaurants, bars and cafes
  • Walking distance from Piraeus city centre
  • Greek Naval Museum within the Marina
  • 45 km from Athens International Airport
  • 15 km from Athens City Centre

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Cruising Grounds

Experience Level
Click here to review the sailing and power requirements for Greece while planning your charter holiday.

Cruising Area Restrictions 
Albania: Navigation is only permitted in Greek territorial waters. Under no circumstances should you approach the Albanian coast.

Travellers are not allowed to sail/stay in the Island Dilos in Cyclades area (It is about 6 miles from Mykonos island) after the sunset.

It is strictly forbidden to sail alone, we require two persons minimum on board.

Charts & Pilot Books
All the charts and pilot books you will need for the sailing area are issued at your chart briefing.

Nighttime Sailing  
You must be moored at least one hour before sunset. Night Sailing is not allowed without permission from the base manager. The decision to allow night sailing is based on your skill level and can be requested in advance. You will need to fill out the Sailing or Power resume for the base to review but we cannot guarantee approval.

Cruising Permits & Taxes
In Greece it is essential that we have all of the following details in advance: Full name, date of birth, place of birth, nationality and passport number for every member of your crew so that your boat papers can be prepared. You will not be able to sail without these papers, and failure to supply information in advance could delay your departure from the base.

Moorings Fees & Taxes
There is no departure tax for Athens.

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Around the Base

Accommodations
There are three hotels in Piraeus:

Theoxenia hotel: email: [email protected] Tel: +30 2104112550

Savoy hotel : email [email protected] Tel: +30 2104284520

Phidias Hotel: email [email protected] Tel: +30 2104296480

Banks

It is best to exchange your money when you arrive at the airport.

Opening hours: Monday to Thursday, 08:00 am to 2:30 pm; Friday, 08.00 am to 2:00pm.
There are three different ATM machines within five minutes walking distance from The Moorings office.   

Currencies / money exchange

The currency in Greece is the euro (EUR). Money changing facilities are present in most of the islands. Money changing should be done either with cash or by travellers’ checks, euro checks.  Visa and Master Card are accepted. American Express may only be accepted at limited locations and most local tavernas only accept cash.

Note: The base cannot accept cash or personal checks.

Credit Cards
Visa and Master Card are accepted. American Express may only be accepted at limited locations.

Note: The base cannot accept cash.

Dining

Inside the marina we have fish tavern, Greek souvlaki, Mexican food , Asian food , coffee shops and beer house.

Car Rental

Car rental is available at “Eleftherios Venizelos” International Airport.

Close to our base there are:

Hertz: +30 21 0452 6600

Thrifty car rental:  +30 21 0452 6600

Rac-sa.gr: +30 21 0408 0300

Six Rent: +30 21 0922 0171

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Provisioning

The Moorings Provisioning
Online Provisioning is available.

Visit our Provisioning Page to learn more about delivery direct to your yacht.

Supermarkets
There are numerous supermarkets in the vicinity of the base if you want to purchase provisions on arrival.

Please note the opening hours of supermarket:

MON-FRI: 9:00- 21:00

SAT: 9:00-20:00

SUN: CLOSED

There is only one small supermarket which is open on Sunday and it is 10 minutes walk from The Moorings office. Opening hours are 9:00-23:00. 

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Things to Do

Interesting sites
As the marina is located in Athens, a city that is 3,000 years old and with a population of more than 4,500,000 people, the list of things to see and do is quite extensive.  
      
        Walking distance from the marina:

  • Hellenic maritime museum (inside the marina, three minutes from the office).
  • Archaeological museum of Piraeus (10 minutes)
  • Municipal Gallery of Piraeus (20 minutes)
  • Take a walk in the Pasalimani district and visit one of the many restaurants, coffee shops and bars right next to the base.

Driving distance between 15 to 25 minutes depending on the traffic.

  • Acropolis and Acropolis museum
  • Temple of Hephaestus
  • Theatre of Herodes Atticus
  • The Partheno
  • The Panathenean Stadium (the ancient stadium of Athens where the first modern Olympics took place in 1896)
  • The Ancient Agora of Athens
  • Kerameikos
  • Athens National Archaeological Museum
  • For information contact the Tourist Police: Tel: 171

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Water Toys & Sports

For your convenience, you can add water toys to your charter prior to arrival at the base. They will be waiting on your boat upon arrival. You are able to rent these at the base; please keep in mind that we have limited availability. For more information, please view our Water Sports Options.

Snorkelling or Diving
The Moorings provides snorkelling gear (flippers, masks & snorkels) for all charters for your pleasure. Children's sizes are very limited; you may wish to pack your own snorkelling gear. Scuba diving is strictly regulated in Greece. You can find Scuba Diving clubs in Hydra and on other islands. 

Fishing

Fishing is possible from the boats. 

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For more information on what's included on your yacht, please view the full list here for Bareboat Charters or here for Crewed Charters.

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