Before I started cruising Greece
I had know idea what things cost and thought there may be others out there who where in the same boat
I'm one of those people who keep a record
of what I spend my money
on. When you are on a tight cruising budget
I feel you have to. We have a 50ft yacht and there are just the 2 of us onboard.
For the last 3 months I have been in Greece
and my weekly costs in Euros were:
We eat well enough but not gourmet, just pasta Bolognese, rice meals
for making tea as this season quay water had funny
taste, never been a problem in last 4 years. Use 7 litres day bottled water.
We sailed 63% of the hours the yacht was underway. Would like this % to be higher but sometimes the wind
just doesn't behave!
Eating out - 10
We hardly eat out as trying to lose weight so only go to restaurant if really nice setting - however most mains less than 10 euro and a couple can have a main each & a glass of wine for 20-30euro most of the time. Fish
is expensive and charge by the kg and would be more like 20euro plus for a main.
We were charged for 12 nights at town quays during 3 months. We anchor
most of the time and only go to town quays if we want to fill up with water/diesel, or the town is really nice. Nothing beats people watching. Places like Simi you really want to be right on the quay. We didn't stay at any marinas
as there really aren't many in Cyclades
& Dodecanese's and they are way too expensive! Who wants to be at a marina when you can be anchored and diving
off the back of your boat!
There were also many town quays that we were never charged for on the islands of Tinos, Lipsi, Arki, Skhinousa, Nisiros, Patmos (do charge later in season)
We also paid in total
30 euro for transit log - this last 18 months 7 is for non-EU boats. Ours is New Zealand
25 euro for each days car hire, plus around 10 euro for fuel
81 euro for sim card & 20gb data used over the 3 months.
5 euro each time to fill boat
with water. We have 1000 litres and this lasts us 6 weeks. We have solar
showers to save on water consumption
14 euro to fill a 3kg Gas Bottle. We hardly use oven
and 3kg of gas lasts us 22 days on average.
Hopefully this is of use to someone.