Greece Yacht Charter: Greece has been known since ancient times as Hellas. It has a population of 11 million. Athens is the nation’s capital and largest city. Greece declared independence from the Ottoman Empire in 1822 and it joined the EU in 1981. Greece has a large number of islands ranging from around 1,200 to 6,000 depending on the minimum size. The number of inhabited islands is between 166 and 227. The largest Greek island by area is Crete, located at the southern edge of the Aegean Sea. It is a yacht charter paradise with numerous uninhabited islands to explore!
Official language : Greek
Total area : 131,957 km2
Population : 10,816,000
Currency : Euro(€)
Greece Yacht Charter “Must Do”
Discover Greece’s ancient world and mythology in its abundance of archaeological sites and the most popular Acropolis which rises high and proud and visible from any corner of Athens showing off the renowned Parthenon. With one of the Mediterranean’s hottest and driest summer climates, you’re guaranteed to experience an unforgettable summer with a tan to make everyone jealous. Enjoy freshly caught calamari and Greek delicacies made from local, home-grown produce.
Non EU members apply for a Schengen Visa from your nearest Greek Embassy or Consulate.
Health and Safety Advice
|AXD||Alexandroupolis International Airport “Dimokritos/Democritus”|
|ATH||Athens International Airport “Eleftherios Venizelos”|
|CHQ||Chania International Airport “Ioannis Daskalogiannis”|
|CFU||Corfu International Airport “Ioannis Kapodistrias”|
|HER||Heraklion International Airport “Nikos Kazantzakis”|
|KLX||Kalamata International Airport “Captain Vassilis Constantakopoulos”|
|KVA||Kavala International Airport “Megas Alexandros”|
|EFL||Kefalonia Island International Airport “Odysseas/Ulisse”|
|KGS||Kos Island International Airport “Ippokratis/Hippocrates”|
|LXS||Lemnos International Airport “Hephaestos”|
|MJT||Mytilene International Airport “Odysseas Elytis”|
|RHO||Rhodes International Airport “Diagoras”|
|SMI||Samos International Airport “Aristarchos of Samos”|
|SKG||Thessaloniki International Airport “Makedonia/Macedonia”|
|ZTH||Zakynthos International Airport “Dionysios Solomos”|
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Flight time from UK: Approx 4 hours.
Please note that normally Greek yacht charters depart from Athens (Pireaus and surrounding areas) unless arranged otherwise.
Sample Greece Itineraries:
The weather in Greece and its islands is best enjoyed from May to September. Island temperatures typically reach the mid-30°C in the country’s hottest months (July and August). Some islands such as Corfu enjoy slightly more comfortable temperatures reaching the mid-high 20°C. Crete, however, can reach the low 40°C in its southern parts.
New Greece Yacht Charter VAT rates:
According to the new Greek Law VAT is now 24% instead of 23%.
The new rate of VAT is due for all charters executed in Greece from 1st of June 2016 onwards, irrespective of the date the charter contract was signed. The new VAT rates are as follows:
A. Charter duration of 3 days or more
- Category I, vessels entitled to perform International cruises: Discount 60%, therefore the applicable VAT rate is 9,6%.
- Category II, vessels entitled to perform Long Range cruises within the Greek waters: Discount 50%, therefore the applicable VAT rate is 12%.
B. Charter duration up to 48 hours
- There is no discount for cruises up to 48 hours, regardless of a vessel’s category, therefore full VAT of 24% is due.