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Yachting in Greece Restarts post-Covid-19

Private yachts and boats, catering up to 12 passengers, can now sail in Greece, while professional recreational boating activities are expected to open for business on June 1.

Greece’s Boat Owners Raise Red Flag Over New Law

Greek owners of recreational sea craft are calling on the government to postpone a VAT increase, claiming it will have a detrimental effect on marine tourism.

Greek Marinas Have Great Potential to Boost Tourist Arrivals and Jobs – Study

Greece's marinas could largely contribute to the further development of the country's economy and tourism but still remain largely untapped, according to a study by the Greek Marinas Association.

Greek Leisure Boat Market Sees Robust Demand

Greece’s yachting market has gained ground over the 2014-2018 period, demonstrating robust demand for recreational boating, according to ICAP.

Tender Launched for Itea Marina in Greece

A tender for the concession of the right to use, operate and manage the marina of Itea has been launched by Greece's state privatization fund.

Εντυπωσίασε το East Med Yacht Show 2019

Τις καλύτερες εντυπώσεις άφησε για ακόμη μια χρονιά το "East Med Yacht Show", που πραγματοποιήθηκε στη Μαρίνα Ζέας από τις 10 έως και τις 13 Μαΐου.

Greek Boats Used in ‘High Sea’ Navigation VAT Exempt

Recreational boat owners in Greece operating in “high seas” will be exempt from VAT, according to amendments made to a ministerial decision.

Marine Tourism Big Boost to Greece’s GDP, INSETE Finds

Marine tourism accounts for a considerable part of Greece’s GDP and employment, according to a study released by INSETE.

Greek Yachting Tourism Bodies Urge PM to Annul New Taxation Regulation

Greece’s yachting tourism professionals are calling for the annulment of a decision that does away with tax-deductibles concerning recreational watercraft. 

‘Luxury Sail Excursion’ Offers Authentic Greek Experiences on Mykonos

Yacht broker “Luxury Sail Excursion”, based on Mykonos, has upgraded its sailing boats to offer the island's visitors an authentic Greek experience on the sea.

Sea-inspired Activities for All at ‘Sea Days 2018 – Go Piraeus’

The port city of Piraeus is set to welcome dozens of visitors over 10 days full of activities within the “Sea Days 2018 - Go Piraeus” event to take place on June 1-10.

Posidonia 2018 Shipping Trade Event Gearing Up

More than 1,850 companies are set to showcase their products and services during the Posidonia 2018 shipping exhibition to be held on June 4-8.

Greek Recreational Craft Laws to Take Effect End of January

Laws regulating recreational craft, boats and watercraft are set to take effect at the end of January, the Greek shipping ministry announced.

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.
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