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Alimos is a municipality in South Athens in Greece, and it is a perfect tourist destination for yacht charters in Greece. It is situated on the Saronic Gulf coast and not very far from Athens city center and it is also the departure location for yacht charter in the Cyclades. Alimos is surrounded by unique attractions and hidden gems that you can explore while in Athens. It features a large marina and a plethora of serene beaches where you can take a break and relax from the hustling and bustling of the city.
You will find Alimos marina in the SE of Faliron. Alimos Marina has 2-6m depth, and crewed yachts can go stern or bows-to under the W mole of the Marina. Charter yachts in Greece will also find laid moorings tailed to the quay or buoy. You will find visitors’ quay along the inner W mole, but it is congested with permanent berth holders. The Marina is usually busy on weekends, and some berths are reserved for charter yachts in the Marina.
Here is a video of Alimos Marina showing the facilities and the thrilling adventure waiting for yacht charters in the Saronic islands.
Places of Interest
Akanthus Summer Club
Akanthus Summer Club opens 24 hours, and it is a great place to enjoy the thrilling nightlife while in Alimos. The club organizes all kinds of parties, and the DJs play banging hits that you will love.The club offers some of the best quality cocktails and drinks that you can sip on to while dancing and grooving with the DJ. The club also has its own beach where you can relax and sunbathe with your loved ones.
Bolivar Beach Bar- Akti Tou Iliou
Bolivar Beach Bar is among the most popular destinations in Alimos that you cannot miss. The bar offers an excellent blend of drinks, music, and food which you will surely enjoy the best time here. The bar is situated in an ideal location with a vibrant vibe, and it hosts numerous events all year round.
Wetpark Akti Tou Iliou
This is a waterpark located within the organized beach of Akti Tou Iliou and a perfect destination for families and crewed yachts. The waterpark is surrounded by various inflatable sea toys for parents and children over six years old. There are also paddle boats with slides and canoes where you can go on a fun ride around the bay.
This museum is among the largest and richest museums in the world. The galleries are filled with star exhibits that fascinate scholars for generations. You will surely be awestruck by its wealth of art collections from the finds from the Antikythera wreck to the Bronze Age frescoes from the islands of Santorini and Thera.
Panagia Mirtidiotissa Church
This is a stunning Greek Church which features light yellow paint, white and blue dome. It is a modern church that is constructed in a very traditional style. You can visit the church to enjoy the majestic architecture and take Instagram-worthy pictures.
History of Alimos
Alimos is a municipality in southern Athens and was founded in 1968. Alimos is located on the coast of the Saronic Gulf close to downtown Athens. The region features some of the earliest urban settlements in Europe, which dates back to the Bronze Age and Neolithic period. Some of the archaeological finds to prove this includes Mycenaean workshops, forts, Paleochristian and Byzantine churches.
Alimos was once a fishing town located on the outskirts of Athens during classical antiquity and was among the demes of Athens. The Ano Kalamaki area constitutes a distinct settlement that became the urban Deme of Euonymus during classical antiquity. During the 5th and 4th centuries, the peak of Ano Kalamaki, it was among the most densely populated communities of ancient Athens. During the period, it has its theater, acropolis, and religious holidays and some of its residents played a major role in the politics and public life of Athens.
The most significant historical background of Alimos is that the historian Thucydides was born here. Thucydides tells the story of the war between Sparta and Athens in 411 BC through his “History of the Peloponnesian war.” He is regarded as “the father of scientific history,” and he is a popular figure and emblem in Alimos.