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Old 04-08-2017, 09:25   #1
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need help for sailing to Greece

hello,this is Sofia

our family plan to use our catamaran to visit Greece

maybe to Santorini first ,we are in turkey now,and have shen gen visa

our boat is Malaysia Flag,

does anyone know that what kind of documents I need prepare to visit Greece?

registration paper? transit log? anything else?

thanks in advance.
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Old 04-08-2017, 09:28   #2
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Re: need help for sailing to Greece

and also I know in Santorini is hard to berth in the bay

I got some addvices to leave the boat in IOS

do you have been there ,could share some information to stop in santorini?

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Old 04-08-2017, 12:13   #3
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Re: need help for sailing to Greece

Hello Sofia,

Check out this Noonsite page for a start:

Greece —

In your first port of call ( be sure it is a port of entry ) the maritime police, possibly through an agent, will issue you with a transit log for non-EU flagged boats. Mine cost me €125 last year. You need it stamped in each port.

Your Schengen visa gives you as a person 90 days to stay in "Schengen Land". The boat can stay 180 days.

Thereafter it should be happy cruising.
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Sorry, I made a bit of a "big typo": the boat can stay in EU waters for 18 months.
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hello,this is Sofia

our family plan to use our catamaran to visit Greece

maybe to Santorini first ,we are in turkey now,and have shen gen visa

our boat is Malaysia Flag,

does anyone know that what kind of documents I need prepare to visit Greece?

registration paper? transit log? anything else?

thanks in advance.
Registration, Insurance, some kind of proof of competence (depends a bit on where you check in), passports, visa, crew list.

Don't check in via Rhodes, they are always very difficult. Try Kos, Leros, Katelorizo (via Agent).
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Hello Sofia,

Check out this Noonsite page for a start:

Greece —

In your first port of call ( be sure it is a port of entry ) the maritime police, possibly through an agent, will issue you with a transit log for non-EU flagged boats. Mine cost me €125 last year. You need it stamped in each port.

Your Schengen visa gives you as a person 90 days to stay in "Schengen Land". The boat can stay 180 days.

Thereafter it should be happy cruising.


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thank you so much for your reply

and we plan to visit Santorini, I know there is busy area

and I got some advise to leave boat in IOS island。

do you have any other advise, around here

maybe there is some choice for anchor or berth in harbour

not far from santorini ?
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Registration, Insurance, some kind of proof of competence (depends a bit on where you check in), passports, visa, crew list.

Don't check in via Rhodes, they are always very difficult. Try Kos, Leros, Katelorizo (via Agent).
thank you ,and I just not far from Rhodes, thank for your advise

and Maybe I will try Kos
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If you enter through Rhodes, I recommend to use an agent. Otherwise it is a cumbersome process. I have used several times the services of Michalis Roditis. Efficient and reasonable price. Will arrange also a berth either in Mandraki port (middle of town) or the marina.
Santorini marina is usually full with local craft, complicated and silted entry. My advise is to leave the boatcin Ios and use a ferry.
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For entry to Greece you need to obtain a transit log. To get this you will have to present:
Boat registration document from your flag country
Insurance policy with third party liability covered (if I remember correctly it needs to show at least 1 million $).
Crew list & passports.
If boat is owned by a corporation or the owner is absent: authirization letter for the skipper.
Starting end of Sept a new law governing entry, may need more over what is listed above. If I locate it, I will post it here.
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If you enter through Rhodes, I recommend to use an agent. Otherwise it is a cumbersome process. I have used several times the services of Michalis Roditis. Efficient and reasonable price. Will arrange also a berth either in Mandraki port (middle of town) or the marina.
Santorini marina is usually full with local craft, complicated and silted entry. My advise is to leave the boatcin Ios and use a ferry.
thank you ,I maybe go to crete first and visit santorini to leave boat in Ios as your addvise ,thank you
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For entry to Greece you need to obtain a transit log. To get this you will have to present:
Boat registration document from your flag country
Insurance policy with third party liability covered (if I remember correctly it needs to show at least 1 million $).
Crew list & passports.
If boat is owned by a corporation or the owner is absent: authirization letter for the skipper.
Starting end of Sept a new law governing entry, may need more over what is listed above. If I locate it, I will post it here.
thank you a lot ,I am just buying insurance,so I have to consider that ,amount for third party liability
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Re: need help for sailing to Greece

Entering via Symi is very easy, and the people very helpfull. We did this last week.

You clear immigration by tying up next to the bell tower. After moving to the harbor wall, go to customs once they open (6pm) for the transit log €30, then Harbour police for stamping of log (a once only fee of €15).

The whole process took about 1 hour, no agent required.
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Entering via Symi is very easy, and the people very helpfull. We did this last week.

You clear immigration by tying up next to the bell tower. After moving to the harbor wall, go to customs once they open (6pm) for the transit log €30, then Harbour police for stamping of log (a once only fee of €15).

The whole process took about 1 hour, no agent required.
this is my best choice ,I am really very near there,around 15 nm

I have more questions about it

does the harbour easy to get in ,and find a place to berth?

do you know how much is it?

thank you a lot。
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Symi is usually crowded in the summer. It is best to come early noon as the last day yachts leave and the next day wave is not in yet.
There are long quays on north and south sides of the harbour. Some berths have water & electricity.
Careful with the anchor: depths rise quickly (need to anchor at considerable depths) and the holding is mediocre. The quantity of yachts cause many chain crossing occurences.
The bay and town are beautiful.
Price of mooring low.
In summer it is normal for a quaymaster to be around to direct you to a mooring spot.
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Very easy to berth. Standard drop anchor and stern to on the harbour wall. A local harbour person will help with mooring. Cost me €22 which I think was €15 for mooring assistance plus €7 per night. Excluding power and water (another €15/night).

No problem finding a position last week but best to arrive before 5 pm as charter boats typically come in late and cause chaos.
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