Whoever may be thinking of leaving Greek waters because of this new taxation should NOT (!!) consider Croatia
as their new cruising ground.
prices in CRO are relatively reasonable, but all other costs are outrageous.
The tourist tax for boats up to 10 meters LOA
is 770€/yr for 2018 which is 2.6 times higher than the new Greek tax. It is supposedly being reduced in 2019 due to strong protests from the nautical community. But it will still be 30% higher than the Greek tax (400€ for 10 m vs. 300€ in Greece). Payable mooring
buoys are everywhere, and expensive, there is no such thing as free tying up in villages and towns, scarce free anchoring
possibilities, they charge double for catamarans on mooring
has many marinas
, but their prices are high and still growing.
I am leaving Croatia. Maybe for Greece