Anyone here in Greece been thinking about their Grexit strategy if the vote goes NO?
Tsipras says regardless of the vote outcome that the banks will reopen Tuesday and a deal will be negotiated with the creditors. I think comments like this just prove that he's a naive idiot. I think he thinks that Germany
, ECB etc will not let Greece leave the Euro, but I suspect that they are prepared to except the Grexit and the stockmarkets have been hedging their bets on it happening, so it will not affect the rest of Europe
as much as Tsipras thinks it will.
Right now I'm in Corfu with my mast
laying on the dock
. I'm waiting on a new Harken
roller unit to arrive from Athens. I've heard that harken
in Athens closed their doors a few days ago and are not responding to mails. Supposedly my roller was available in Athens and may or may not be with the transport company. Stores here have had problems this week with the transport companies just not doing the delivery
runs they normally do. It makes me wonder how much worse it will get if there is a No and the grexit occurs.
If there is a no, the banks won't open as promised, or at least they won't stay open long because of the run on them that will occur. There will be financial chaos whist the transition to the new dracma happens which will happen over a few months at least and once it's in and they print money, inflation will go through the roof probably.
How will it affect cruisers?
If there is civil unrest, I would not expect it to get to the islands. Strikes may impact us if we or guests need to fly in or out. Euro, pounds, dollars and more will probably be gratefully accepted.
The media will probably run scare stories, so there will be less dirt dweller tourists. Getting supplies will be problematic with less imported stuff being imported and possibly the prices of what is available will be a moving target, but at least in small stores a good $£€ price
would be available.
I would guess that marinas
will still quote rates in euros, so the price
won't change and the same will probably be true for marina services.
I suspect that the biggest problem cruisers will have will be sourcing parts
and general chandlery
from Greek suppliers. While buying
elsewhere and using couriers can solve the problem, sometimes you can't do that because of exclusive supply agreements.
Whilst I'm not planning to do my own Grexit, I am starting to think that I will leave open the possibility of wintering in Turkey
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