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Our history

Athens Marina (formerly Faliro Marina) was founded in June 2004, to accommodate the yachts of VIP visitors to the 2004 Olympic Games. During its 8 year operation, the marina has hosted many of the largest & most well known mega & super yachts of the world fleet.
Our company, Athens Marina S.A. following an international invitation to tender, was established in 2009 with the objective to manage, redesign and renovate Faliro Marina, in order to provide high quality services & facilities for mega & super yachts.

Athens Marina S.A. is owned by AVAX S.A., BIOTER S.A. and VERNICOS YACHTS S.A.



From large-scale public works to high-end real estate projects, AVAX has established a reputation as one of the leading construction companies in South Eastern Europe. From Olympic Stadiums to airports, highways to hospitals, corporate headquarters to luxury hotels and marinas, the AVAX S.A. group of companies has substantial expertise in the delivery of projects across a wide range of budgets and technical specifications.
AVAX S.A. is one of the largest concession owners and operators in the region, owning significant stakes in Attiki Odos, in the Rion-Antirrion bridge, in several marinas in Greece including Zea & Lefkada marinas, in car parks & service stations in Athens & Salonika, in the Athens Airport Exhibition & Convention Centre and in the Amusement & Water Theme Park in Athens. Also, AVAX S.A. is part of a large construction consortium in Cyprus, responsible for building an exclusive waterfront development, the new luxury Limassol marina.


BIOTER S.A. is one of the oldest Greek construction companies and the holder of a class 7 certificate for public constructions (i.e. the highest rank). Its experience ranges in all sorts of civil works such as buildings, athletic facilities, hospitals, hotels, tunnels, underground and metro projects, highways, railways, bridges, port and marine works, electromechanical projects, environmental projects, public networks as well as in the telecommunication and energy sector.
The company is also active in the private sector, with PPP-PFI and BOOT projects, as well as, development of housing, commercial and corporate areas and parking stations in Greece and abroad. Furthermore, BIOTER S.A. is active in the real estate business as the owner of numerous properties all throughout Greece.



Since its establishment on 1975, the VERNICOS Yachts Inc. had the vision of further expand the long Greek naval tradition and to continue the naval legacy of the VERNICOS family.
VERNICOS YACHTS S.A. is the leading yachting company in Greece, maintaining an unrivalled fleet of company and privately owned yachts, operating in Greece, Cyprus, Turkey and Croatia.
VERNICOS YACHTS S.A.’s range of activities includes bareboat and crewed yacht charters, sales of new and second-hand yachts, yacht financing and insurance, as well as marina and hotel management. The focus on customer value in conjunction with experienced staff and fully equipped modern yachts, guarantee the highest level of customer satisfaction and service quality offered in the yachting field.