What do you do when faced with a paradise lost? The endless blue waters and the sunshine, the thousand kilometres of sandy beaches, around 3,500 islands and the ideal climate conditions are some of the differential advantages that make Greece the ideal destination for sailing.
Whether you are interested in Cosmopolitan places such as Myconos, Corfu, Rhodes, Santorini, Paros and Crete, or unspoiled and peaceful anchorages and harbours, whether you are after really challenging or easier and more leisure sailing conditions the choices are unlimited.
Location Southern Europe bordering the Aegean Sea, the Ionian Sea and the Mediterranean Sea, between Italy and Turkey.
Geographic Coordinates 37 59 N, 23 44 E
Currency € Euro Climate: temperate; mild, wet winter; hot, dry summer
Boating Geography Some of the best coastal boating waters of the world, approximately 22,500 km of Mediterranean shore and small distances between ports of call with over 3,500 islands in the Ionian and the Aegean Sea.
Boat Park Changing times: For many years acute lack of marina berths had been the main obstacle towards the growth of yachting tourism. Nowadays, marina facilities have been significantly improved with private marinas offering high quality service and facilities at far more reasonable prices.
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- Entry Formalities
- YACHTS FLYING AN EU COUNTRY FLAG
- All boats, passing or permanently berthed in Greece, with a length exceeding 7,00 meters, must apply in the Port Police for a Yacht Trip Log (in Greek known as ΔΕΚΠΑ).
- Yacht Trip Log together with the other boat’s papers must be checked / stamped by the Port Police every year.
- Crew list with information regarding crew and passengers must be deposited to the Port Police together with the other papers of the boat as above. Copy of the crew list must be available on board during journey.
- Insurance is obligatory for yachts as follows:
- Third party liability for injury or death
- Third party liability for material damages
- Sea water pollution
- Salvage and wrecking
- YACHTS FLYING A NON EU COUNTRY FLAG
- All boats, when entering the first port of visit in Greece must apply in the Customs Office (main port of Corfu) upon arrival for a Transit Log. This will offer an eighteen months sailing time on the condition that the owner/user of the boat is a non EU citizen. If the owner/user is an EU citizen offered sailing time will be reduced to one month.
- Crew and passengers passports must be checked by the police (main port of Corfu) upon arrival in the first and the last Greek port of visit.
- Crew list with information regarding crew and passengers must be deposited to the Port Police upon arrival together with the other papers of the boat. Copy of the crew list must be available on board during journey.
- YACHTS WITH LAST PORT OF CALL IN A NON EU COUNTRY
All boats arriving with last port of call in a non EU country, even those flying an EU flag must visit the Port Police Office upon arrival.
Greek Marinas Association is not responsible for any change in the entry formalities by the Greek state.