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New Levy to Burden Watercraft Owners Docking in Greece

A levy to be imposed on all types of sea craft, the so-called recreational and day boat tax or TEPAI, will further burden marine tourism, sector professionals say.

Turkey Lifts Greece-bound Boat Ban

A ban on all Greece-bound Turkish-flagged boats was lifted, following a meeting between Greek Shipping Minister Panagiotis Kouroublis and Turkish Transport Minister Ahmet Arslan.

Boat Ban to Top Turkish Transport Minister’s Agenda in Athens

Turkey’s Transport Minister Ahmet Arslan will arrive in Athens to discuss the decision to ban all Turkish-flagged yachts from travelling to Greece.

Turkey Hopes Transport Minister’s Athens Visit to Resolve Boat Ban Issue

Turkey expressed its wish to lift a ban on Greece-bound yachts and ferries when the country’s transport minister, Ahmet Arslan, visits Greece this month.

North Aegean Governor Urges Resolution of Turkish Sailing Restriction

North Aegean Governor Christiana Kalogirou is calling for immediate action in order for Turkey's ban on Greece-bound yachts, sailboats and ferries to be lifted.

Yachts-Sailing.com Receives Peak Performance Marketing Award

Yachts-Sailing.com received a Silver award at the first Peak Performance Marketing Awards 2017 that took place in Athens.

Turkey Bans Greece-bound Sailing

Turkey’s transport ministry said it was banning travel to Greece on yachts, sailboats and ferries after Greek authorities seized 11 vessels for violating maritime regulation.

Sea, Cruise Tourism Stakeholders Invited to Bet on Greece

Tourism Minister Elena Kountoura invited sea and cruise tourism stakeholders to place their bets on Greece, during the 4th Posidonia Sea Tourism Forum.

East Med Yacht Show 2017 Aims to Showcase Greece’s Tourism Strength

Over 50 craft, including motor yachts, sailing yachts, catamarans and bareboats will participate in the 16th East Med Yacht Show on May 5 at the Zea Marina in Piraeus.

Sea Tourism, Cruise Travel Come into Focus at 4th Posidonia Athens Forum

"Reinventing Cruising in the East Mediterranean" is the theme of this year's Posidonia Sea Tourism Forum to be held May 23-24 in Athens.

Proposed Levy Raises Greek Shipping, Tourism Industry Concerns

The shipping and tourism industries are concerned over a proposed charge for recreational vessels as discussed in a draft bill tabled in parliament.

Posidonia Sea Tourism Forum 2017 Probes Growth Prospects

Industry stakeholders will come together at the 4th Posidonia Sea Tourism Forum in Athens in an effort to reinvent Cruising in the East Mediterranean.

A Full-day Yachting Experience with Sounio Cruise

Whether sunbathing on the deck is your thing or snorkelling in crystal clear waters, Sounio Cruise is ready to make your dreams come true offering daily cruises on board small yachts to Sounion.

Greece’s ‘East Med Yacht Show’ Paves Way for Sea Days 2016 in Piraeus

It was all about sea and sailing at this year’s East Med Yacht Show held at Piraeus’ Zea Marina, featuring some of the finest boats on the market and attracting experts of the field to share experiences paving the way for the “Sea Days 2016, Go Piraeus!” events which kick off on...

Piraeus’ East Med Yacht Show Sails Away with Best Impressions

Featuring the latest trends, products and some of the finest boats on the market, the 15th East Med Yacht Show, currently on at the popular Zea Marina in Piraeus, got off to an impressive start.

Piraeus’ East Med Yacht Show to Whet Appetite of Sailing in Greece

Featuring some of the finest boats on the market, the 15th East Med Yacht Show, to be held at the popular Zea Marina in Piraeus, on May 13-18, promises to get you on a boat and fast, sailing the Greek islands.

Greek Yachting Professionals Up in Arms Over VAT Hike on Charter Fees

Greece’s yachting professionals are expressing their grave concerns over the government’s recent decision to increase value-added tax (VAT) to 23 percent on charter fees.

MYBA: Greece’s Yachting Sector Sailing Win(d)ward

Greece’s yachting sector has grown into a driving force of tourism in the last decade, the Worldwide Yachting Association (MYBA) said in a statement released on the occasion of the Posidonia Sea Tourism Forum to be held next week in Athens.