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solcina79 09-05-2015 00:26

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When you see how manu islands and boats sailing around Greece you undertand why is everything so easy here. In almost every bays you can find docks with electricity and water free. A lot of sailors from everywhere have its berths here. Sailing around Greek is so easy!


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atoll 09-05-2015 01:46

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Originally Posted by solcina79 (Post 1820763)
When you see how manu islands and boats sailing around Greece you undertand why is everything so easy here. In almost every bays you can find docks with electricity and water free. A lot of sailors from everywhere have its berths here. Sailing around Greek is so easy!


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that's where all the billions in EU loans went,that the greeks thought they would never have to pay back................:biggrin:

Brob2 09-05-2015 01:57

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Originally Posted by atoll (Post 1820781)
that's where all the billions in EU loans went,that the greeks thought they would never have to pay back................:biggrin:

..and they were probably at least half right.:thumb:

ErikFinn 09-05-2015 02:03

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Originally Posted by solcina79 (Post 1820763)
In almost every bays you can find docks with electricity and water free.

Really??
I was under the impression a lot of cruisers whom used to like to stay there had to go elsewhere or sell their boats because everything was so damn expensive for cruisers in Greece? :confused::confused::confused:

atoll 09-05-2015 02:30

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Really??
I was under the impression a lot of cruisers whom used to like to stay there had to go elsewhere or sell their boats because everything was so damn expensive for cruisers in Greece? :confused::confused::confused:

no he is quite correct there are hundreds of these docks and partially completed marinas all over Greece built with EU assistance thay were never fully completed that you can use free of charge ....some even have water and power

boatman61 09-05-2015 03:06

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Only payment I have made has been when going through the Corinth.. docking however has never been charged for.. or water..:thumb:
It is however limited so if the fishing boats are in your on the hook:biggrin:

weavis 09-05-2015 03:34

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Pretty sure that this will change for visiting boats as their cash crunch is desperate.
EU hasnt really been that good for any country except Germany.

Life eh?

ErikFinn 09-05-2015 03:48

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Originally Posted by atoll (Post 1820789)
no he is quite correct there are hundreds of these docks and partially completed marinas all over Greece built with EU assistance thay were never fully completed that you can use free of charge ....some even have water and power

OMG I'm on the wrong side of the planet... :banghead: :whistling:
Well I suppose that's why EU is just about bankrupt now.. I missed the party.. :frown:

Polux 09-05-2015 08:11

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Originally Posted by solcina79 (Post 1820763)
When you see how manu islands and boats sailing around Greece you undertand why is everything so easy here. In almost every bays you can find docks with electricity and water free. A lot of sailors from everywhere have its berths here. Sailing around Greek is so easy!

Electricity free? I have been sailing there and even if the city docks are not expensive they are not normally free...and electricity and water are charged separately many times to a particular that has a concession. Are you sure you are paying your bills?:biggrin:

Badsanta 09-05-2015 14:51

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He's just using someone's slip while the real slip holder is away and thinks its free.

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atoll 09-05-2015 16:23

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Originally Posted by Polux (Post 1820970)
Electricity free? I have been sailing there and even if the city docks are not expensive they are not normally free...and electricity and water are charged separately many times to a particular that has a concession. Are you sure you are paying your bills?:biggrin:

quite a few times we found the covers had been removed on municipal lamp posts offering free electricity :whistling:

Polux 10-05-2015 01:39

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Originally Posted by atoll (Post 1821240)
quite a few times we found the covers had been removed on municipal lamp posts offering free electricity :whistling:

Well, that's Greece where everybody, starting with the locals, try to get away without paying nothing.

If you stay on the city dock for a night and don't go to the office to pay and leave next morning probably they will not even notice, If you connect the electricity to a connection and stay for the night and if it works, probably you will get away with it but you can be sure someone is paying and on the case of stealing from municipal lamps it's the state...and I have heard that they don't even have money to pay next month salaries.

I prefer to pay hoping that the situation can be maintained as it is even if I stay almost always at anchor. Prices are low and a village dock costs about 15 euros (41ft) the electricity and water an extra 5 euros a day but you only have to pay if you use it.

rabbi 10-05-2015 03:21

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Originally Posted by Polux (Post 1821443)
Well, that's Greece where everybody, starting with the locals, try to get away without paying nothing.

If you stay on the city dock for a night and don't go to the office to pay and leave next morning probably they will not even notice, If you connect the electricity to a connection and stay for the night and if it works, probably you will get away with it but you can be sure someone is paying and on the case of stealing from municipal lamps it's the state...and I have heard that they don't even have money to pay next month salaries.

I prefer to pay hoping that the situation can be maintained as it is even if I stay almost always at anchor. Prices are low and a village dock costs about 15 euros (41ft) the electricity and water an extra 5 euros a day but you only have to pay if you use it.

Exactly!!
And from what i have heard they are now finally starting to collect the harbour fees.

Also unfinished marinas are now charging. Preveza asked for 13 euro per night for a 11m cat, incl water and electricity (if you can find an outlet that works)

hoppy 10-05-2015 04:02

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I can't say I've found "free" electricity but generally I haven't looked to hard. Free water yes.

I've probably only paid at half the town docks I've stayed on. In Samos I went to the port police who said I had to pay something like 70. I was shocked when I thought he meant €70 but then I found out it was €0.70 which was a problem to pay as I only had larger notes and they had no change, so I had to go back to the boat to get coins :)

I wish the Greeks would charge for all boats on town keys. On the free town keys some people "dump" their boats there for long periods whilst they are away, so cruisers who will be on board going to restaurants and bars spending money in the local economy can't get a spot and move on.

Even if the Greeks get their act together and actually introduce that tax, it would be still a cheap place to cruise

Polux 10-05-2015 04:38

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Originally Posted by hoppy (Post 1821468)
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I wish the Greeks would charge for all boats on town keys. On the free town keys some people "dump" their boats there for long periods whilst they are away, so cruisers who will be on board going to restaurants and bars spending money in the local economy can't get a spot and move on.

Even if the Greeks get their act together and actually introduce that tax, it would be still a cheap place to cruise

Yes, I could not agree more. It would be good for all. The number of apparently abandoned boats in poor condition is really impressive does nothing for their economy, does not allow other boat to use the place and they spoil the scenery.


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