Marina Alimos is located on the western coast of the peninsula of Attica, some 10 km from the city centre of Athens, in the suburb of Alimos, also known as Kalamaki.
It is one of the largest yacht harbours in Greece. Many charter companies have set up base here because of its proximity to the former Athens Airport. Consequently, it gets loud and full especially at the weekends. The surround...
ing area is not exactly attractive and security is still a crucial issue. There have, however, been attempts to improve the conditions in the marina.
The approach to the marina is not easy as the heavily built-up coastline makes it difficult to see the harbour from afar. Only just before entering the harbour does the entrance become visible. At night, the lights at the harbour entrance blend with the lights of the surrounding houses.
Marina Alimos has a total of 1000 sheltered berths, all of which offer the service facilities of a modern marina, and an additional 600 dry berths. In fact, the berths at the inner western mole are reserved for visiting yachts, but because of the large number of permanent berth holders, it is still not easy to find a free berth. Therefore, visitors are recommended to enquire at the marina office 24 hours in advance whether a berth is available.
The sanitary facilities at the marina are anything but ideal. On the one hand, there are far too few showers and toilets for the large number of yachts and charter guests and on the other hand the facilities are uncared for and sometimes dirty.
A tanker at the yacht harbour quay supplies fuel. There is an additional fuel station at the northern land exit.
Shopping in Alimos Alimos offers plenty of shopping amenities. There a few supermarkets as well as small food stores, beverage stores, butcher's shops and bakeries near the marina. Food and Leisure in Alimos There are two bars on the premises of Marina Alimos, both also offer snacks. The price levels of both bars is, however, pretty high. Furthermore, the marina has two restaurants. More restaurants, taverns and cafè-bars can be found along the coastal road and in the centre of town and one or two good restaurants are even hidden in the side streets.
In Alimos there are only a few leisure activities to take part in. But buses and trams stop not far from the marina and run regularly to Piraeus or Athens. The historic centre of Athens, at the foot of the Acropolis, is always worth visiting. A number of good restaurants can also be found here.