Originally Posted by Raythesailor
Thank you Gordon.
I will study this. The clearance in and out sound a bit of a pain. Greece
has made a little lazy. Is it worth the bother ?
We didn't bother to clear out of Greece (but then we didn't plan to return). I imagine that as long as you don't return flying an Albanian courtesy ensign no-one is likely to bother you.
Clearing into Albania is painless if you use an agent - which is probably best in most of the harbours if you want a quiet life rather than having to negotiate with non-English speaking port and customs
Similarly, clearing into and out of Montenegro is straightforward (though it's one of the few places in the Med where they do
ask for proof of competence, e.g. an ICC).
Is it worth it? I'd say definitely. While we weren't bowled over by Albania, it's very different from Greece, and Montenegro is quite spectacular - especially if you hire a car and explore the mountainous interior