You seemed to have taken this thread off topic, but since you have, I will respond. You comment on my boat and ask "is it a problem for you to pay a tax in Greece" .... answer NO of course not. If I go to Greece, I will happily pay the Reciprocal Tax, Fuel
Tax, VAT, Transit Log etc etc as I would in any other country. Is it a problem to pay an additional tax that amounts to 3 times the cost of the marina accomodation over winter (which in turn includes 23% VAT), simply to leave my boat there over winter .... answer YES most definitely it is.
You also seem to imply that because I have "a very beautiful power boat" I must be a fat cat that should throw money
at Governments who have not managed their economy, therefore let me put the record
straight. I am 66 years old and after a lifetime of education, hard work and sailing both competitively and for pleasure, I am now retired and choose to spend what money I have in extending my boating
experience using power.
I also disagree that this is an ethics issue as you imply, it is not, it is poorly thought out and poorly drafted legislation that I am sure has not come out as intended, indicated by the fact that the Chief of Port Police has issued a direction to Port Police to stop collecting the tax until further notice.