Montenegro and Greece’s top ports and marinas are certainly headlines that draw attention during the summer months, but with both countries boasting favourable temperatures during the winter too, they won’t let you down any time of the year. With a plethora of beauties to offer, here are the top picks for superyacht berths as we begin to transcend seasons.
Porto Montenegro, Montenegro
Porto Montenegro really needs no introduction! Located in the Bay of Kotor, a UNESCO World Heritage site, the marina sits alongside a stunning luxury residential village. There are 450 berths and they are equipped to berth the largest superyacht in the world on their 250m dock. This world class marina has rapidly become a yachting hotspot and homeport thanks to its extensive range of yacht services and amenities. Porto Montenegro is an official Port of Entry, with an onsite customs and immigration office located inside the marina. Other advantages include duty-free fuel, easy access via three international airports, private on-site helicopter pad etc.
There is an impressive selection of international restaurants and bars to keep the crew amused, as well as a fully equipped gym for all the gym bunnies onboard. For those not interested in hitting the gym, there are over 80 retail outlets offering fashion, day spa, hair dressers as well as yacht services. The nearest airport is Tivat, which is just 3.7km away, Dubrovnik 49km and Podorica that is 89km away.
D-Marin Portonovi, Montenegro
D-Marin Portonovi is set in a vibrant town of Herceg Novi, and the marina offers sheltered berths at the entrance to the Bay of Boka. There are berths for yachts up to 70m inside the marina and 120m on the outer side of the south breakwater. There are excellent onsite services that include duty free fuel, water, power (220/380V), wifi, black and grey water disposal, oil waste disposal and other technical services on request.
The area surrounding the marina is great for crew as it is full of shops, galleries, bars, cafes, cocktail bars and restaurants. It is well connected to the 3 international airports with Tivat 17km away, Dubrovnik 35km and Podgorica 101km.
Zea Marina, Greece
In the heart of bustling Piraeus, the most attractive quarter lies east around Zea Marina. Whilst technically Piraeus is it’s own city, it actually merges into the sprawling Athens. Zea Marina can take yachts up to 150m and has 24h security as well as waste management, parking and chandlery services.
For crew during their free time, Piraeus offers all the activities that one would expect from a small city. Many are within walking distance from the marina, such as cinemas, shopping centres, busy cafes, restaurants and bars filled with locals that line the streets. Those looking for some fun further afield can head into Athens city centre that is about 12km away, to soak up some of it’s ancient history and contemporary vibe. Athens International Airport is 50km away and has a wide offer of international destinations.
Athens Marina, Greece
A protected and private marina, this modern marina is ideal for yachts looking to be a bit closer to the action in Athens. With berths up to 80m, there is storage space, wifi and onsite car parking available. They also offer diving and technical services. Crew can explore the shops, bars and a weekly market that are all close to the facility, and for anything you can’t find or do locally, downtown Athens is just 9km away. The airport is 40km away.
Flisvos Marina, Greece
Flisvos marina is located in the upscale neighbourhood of Paleo Faliro in Athens, just 6km from the city centre. The marina can take yachts up to 180m and also has a helipad, 24h security, fire detection and alarm at the berth, waste management, WiFi and technical services. For crew down time, there is a beautiful promenade ideal for sports enthusiasts to take a run or bike ride. The area is filled with excellent restaurants, cafes and bars and excellent shopping. The airport is 51km away.