We visited twice and , not sure about the VAT , but certailnly reset our clock - as VAT is already paid on Footprints , that wasn't the option , but certainly reset the greek 3 month rule
and the visa requirements.
As I came back with a British registered boat - all sorts of things changed.
Can certainly reccomend Saranda - Agim , the local agent/operator is a pleasure to deal with and his assistant Very pleasing on the eye
we hired a car for 40 eu/day and it was well worth it. Easy negotiating all the sites and stuff and the local signs good enuff and drivers Ok