Exploring the East Mediterranean: Top 3 Marinas of Greece
When it comes to exploring the rustic allure of the Eastern Mediterranean, nothing says a sublime summer escape like Greece. A destination that blends historic grandiose with unspoiled landscapes, berthing your superyacht here is also nothing short of the dream. We put together the ultimate marina guide to exploring Greece, with a run-down of the Top 3 Marinas of the region….
Gouvia Marina, Located on the glistening island of Corfu boasts a luxury marina inviting superyachts up to 60-metres. Its location, a UNESCO world heritage site in the Ionian Sea, offers the ultimate gateway to the Adriatic on an island with a cosmopolitan appeal ideal to discover by sea. For those looking to go off-the-beaten-track, owners can discover Paxos, the Diapontian islands and Syvota.
Guests can enjoy the surrounding nature that commands the Corfu region. From admiring the unique rock formations of Cape Drastis or hiking the wilderness of Erimitis, Corfu has plenty to offer for explorers or luxe-hungry travellers alike. Perfect for mooring across its dramatic backdrop by day or by night, its melting sunsets are unbeatable and make mooring into this marina a truly seamless and breathtaking experience.
With a range of marina facilities from bars and cafes to technical support for both Captain and Crew, there is an array of ways to enjoy the Gouvia Marina experience. Families have access to facilities such as a kindergarten, a swimming-pool and croquet loans as well as a cricket field hosting international games, perfect for summers in the sun.
This all-year-round destination has lots to enjoy. From its secluded beaches to breathtaking coastal scenery, Gouvia has everything both new and returning travellers seek in an unforgettable superyacht escape.
Lefkas Marina, one of Greece’s most modern and cutting-edge marinas invites superyachts to their 620-strong berthing facilities for yachts up to 45-metres in length. Located on Lefkada island in the town of Lefka, this gem of Greece offers a perfect base to exploring the sumptuous Ionian islands.
For superyacht owners looking to reside in luxury, its hotel offers everything from relaxation to restoration, all with the ease of cutting-edge-marina services ensuring all practical requirements are being fulfilled at berth. When it comes to stepping off-board and into the commanding beauty of Lefkada Island, its paved alleyways and ancient buildings offer the perfect blend of nature and history. Take to the nearby waterfalls of Nydri surrounded by powder-white cliffs, or alternatively islands further afield such as Meganisi, Kastos and Kalamos famed for their untouched beaches and Greek hospitality.
Well and truly unrivalled, Lefka’s marina’s array of shops and restaurants mark an East Mediterranean hotspot offering the ideal spot to watch the charming town of Lefak unfold before you.
Zea marina located in Athens’ Piraeus offers a luxury marina just moments from the cultural capital of Greece. A marina wrapped in ancient history, this Naval base is an awe-inspiring spot where the fleet of triremes was built and is perfect for retreating into Greece’s heritage. Steeped in cultural significance and authenticity the ruins of the ancient walls of the base can still be found in the marina, making it a truly unique location aching to be explored. For those interested in its naval past, The Naval Museum of Greece is also situated in Zea marina, offering a maritime muse perfect for sailing-lovers to immerse.
Having been totally renovated for the 2004 Olympic Games, the marina’s 670 berths, on both permanent and floating pontoons offer moorings for superyachts up to 150-meters long, ensuring your superyacht, no matter how monumental in size can berth securely and with ease.
Zea not only steals the show for superyacht owners, but also remains a favourite for Captains & Crew. Its shopping centers, cinemas, restaurants, bars and swimming pool offer a fun-fuelled escape, so much so, guests may never want to leave.