Two more suggestions:
Since you want to leave your boat it may be a good idea to seek countries / areas offering not only safe but also reasonable berthing.
VERY expensive are: Sardinia / Corsica
, Balearic Islands, all of Italy
/ Gozo. I would avoid these areas for any long-time berthing.
: Montenegro, also good service
and low costs for repairs
in Bar (Marina St. Nicola)
very reasonable: Tunisia
reasonable: Turkey, once away from Istanbul
INSIST on clearing-out documentation
when leaving EU countries, no matter where you go next, technically you will not have to clear out if you stay within the EU / Schengen countries (say you plan on going from Italy to Greece), however if something happens and you must clear in a Non-
EU / Non-Schengen country you will have problems. This goes more so for the European regions in proximity to Africa
(South of Italy, Malta) and Albania (Ionian Islands, Southeast Coast of Italy (Bari and south), particularly the Italians are very easy going (and sometimes simply lazy) on the issue, they will tell you, you do not have to clear out, but this may cause problems later on.