11/04/2021.

Greece is still under lockdown situation. The shops have recently opened with appointment. If all goes well Greece will open for tourism 14 MAY 2021.

7 Day quarantine on arrival at your hotel/airbnb/yacht is mandatory and the fine for violation is 5000 EUR. It is possible to arrive/leave in less than 7 days but the entire visit would be under quarantine. Sadly nobody seems to be checking this.

The restaurants and coffee shops are takeaway only. Hotels / Airbnb are open but some hotels choose to remain closed.

Travel between prefectures is possible only with travel permit for professional, health reasons or returning to tax residence. Letter from a company that you are going to view a yacht for sale or letter from the yard that you own a boat there is usually accepted by police for travel.

Ferry travel requires permit/documents.

Air travel may require permit/documents especially on arrival at destination.

Police roadblocks are checking documents particularly at main road tolls.

I am making yacht surveys normally including travel throughout Greece but I am not travelling internationally.

It is permitted only to move yachts to shipyards or to make sea trial. Both require permission of the local port police and crew list. Some port police may not permit foreign visitors who are not owner/crew on board during movement.

In case a yacht has owner living abroad it is not likely that sea trial will be made. Simple engine start ashore could be made but that confirms only that the engine runs.

In case the yacht is in a shipyard it may require many yachts to be moved before sea trial could take place and this will add cost.

In case the yacht is afloat all year without much use it may require cleaning by diver before sea trial or lift. If the yacht is pressure washed ashore and the antifouling is soft it will be removed by the pressure wash. If sea trial is made with excessive fouling of marine growth the propeller may give poor performance or vibration, the engine may have overheating issue if the raw water intake is partly blocked. This makes it difficult to assess the good working condition of the yacht.

During survey everybody should wear mask. Inside the yacht should be only minimum persons.

During lockdown most buyers are not coming and assess the yacht with Video viewing with the broker. My survey includes also video and about 300 photographs.

Despite that buyers are not coming there are many buyers and the good yachts and cheap yachts are selling fast.

Θαλάσσιες συνδέσεις εντός της Χώρας

Άρθρο 5 Θαλάσσιες συνδέσεις εντός της Χώρας
  2. Απαγορεύεται εντός της ελληνικής Επικράτειας ο απόπλους και ο κατάπλους κάθε τύπου ερασιτεχνικού σκάφους, των ιδιωτικών πλοίων αναψυχής και των επαγγελματικών τουριστικών πλοίων, ανεξαρτήτως σημαίας. Τα εν λόγω πλοία και σκάφη δύνανται να μετακινούνται στις ακόλουθες περιπτώσεις: α) Έκτακτης ανάγκης και ανωτέρας βίας που αφορούν σε μηχανική βλάβη, ζημία, ακυβερνησία και λοιπές συναφείς, απολύτως αναγκαίες, περιπτώσεις που συναρτώνται με την ασφάλεια της ναυσιπλοΐας και την προστασία του θαλάσσιου περιβάλλοντος, β) μεθορμίσεων και δοκιμαστικών πλόων, σύμφωνα με τις εκάστοτε κείμενες διατάξεις και τις διαταγές των οικείων Λιμενικών Αρχών, γ) εφοδιασμού των πλοίων και σκαφών με καύσιμα, νερό και εφόδια, δ) καταπόπλων σε/από ναυπηγεία προς επισκευή και εκτέλεση λοιπών συναφών εργασιών. Μετά την περάτωση των ανωτέρω εργασιών, επιτρέπεται απόπλους για μεμονωμένο πλου κενό επιβατών, είτε στον λιμένα ελλιμενισμού του πλοίου, είτε σε έτερο λιμένα επιθυμίας του Πλοιάρχου αυτού, ε) εξυπηρέτησης αποκλειστικά σκοπών που σχετίζονται με την ασφάλεια κρίσιμων ενεργειακών υποδομών της χώρας. Η παρούσα περίπτωση αφορά αποκλειστικά στα επαγγελματικά πλοία αναψυχής του ν. 4256/2014 (Α’ 92), στ) εφόσον χρησιμοποιούνται για προπονητικούς σκοπούς στα αθλήματα, για τα οποία επιτρέπεται η προπόνηση, σύμφωνα με το σημείο 20 (Αθλητισμός) του πίνακα της παρ. 1Β του άρθρου 1, ζ) διενέργειας ερασιτεχνικής αλιείας με τη χρήση σκαφών μήκους έως οκτώ (8) μέτρων σύμφωνα με την περ. θ) της παρ. 2 του άρθρου 3.  https://www.ynanp.gr/el/gr-epikoinwnias-enhmerwshs/prostasia-apo-neo-koronoio-nomothesia/

Free translation of above Law
Article 5 Maritime connections within the country

  1. The departure and arrival of any type of amateur boat, private pleasure boats and professional tourist ships, regardless of flag, is prohibited within the Greek Territory. These ships and vessels may move in the following cases:
    (a) Emergencies and force majeure relating to mechanical damage, damage, not under command and other relevant, absolutely necessary, cases relating to the safety of navigation and the protection of the marine environment;
    b) shifting of berth and sea trials, in accordance with the provisions in force and the orders of the relevant Port Authorities;
    d) arrivals in / from shipyards for repair and execution of other related works. After the completion of the above works, departures are allowed for individual voyage, either in the port of the ship, or in another port of desire of this Master,
    e) serving purposes exclusively related to the security of critical energy infrastructure of the country. The present case concerns exclusively the professional pleasure boats of law 4256/2014 (A ’92),
    f) if they are used for training purposes in sports, for which training is allowed, according to point 20 (Sports) of the table of par. 1B of article 1,
    g) carrying out amateur fishing with the use of boats up to eight (8) meters long in accordance with circumstance
    i) of par. 2 of article 3.
    https://www.ynanp.gr/el/gr -epikoinwnias-enhmerwshs / ​​prostasia-apo-neo-koronoio-nomothesia /