firstly This law is the subject of some dispute, the EU commission is saying that for EU registered boats the tax is unlawful as it represents a charge on the free movement of goods.
Unfortunately for EU and foreign vessels the charge is in force, it only applies to boats that stay more then 40 days, but can work out to over 5000 euros a year on 15 metre motor
boats. noonsite has a reasonable round up of the details
below 15 metres for sailbaots and 10 metres for powerboats , but over that the taxes are huge, 200 euros per metre for the first 20 metres, so a 16 metre sailboat
will cost you 3200 a year, far more for mobo's
THis is seperate to any harbour development charges that can be levied as in the Cylades.
The new tax introduced last august, is not the old cruisng tax that was suspended, its in effect a wealth tax that Greece has brought in , by the government
and with greece being a financial basket case, I suspect they are looking at taxing everything that moves, or doesnt or just everthing. It is expected that this will be challanged in court , especially for EU vessels, but it wouldnt be the first time EU states have tried this on.
Its called a "special contribution tax" and effectively begins in April this year, sorry thats the payment date , the clocks ticks from Jan1 2010. Its primarily aimed at big motor
boats and superyachts, They are going to be scarce around greece this year
SO no overwintering in greece for the monent, given the state that the spainish, italian and portugeese economies and the pressure to raise taxes they are getting from the Northern EU states and the European Central Bank, I forsee more taxes in the med everywhere