It is completely safe to cross and visit Greece after a growing number of captains expressed their concerns about the refugee situation in the Med, according to yacht services company Roditis Yachting Agency.
Michalis Roditis, managing director of Roditis Yacht Agency commented, “Although the season is still up, many superyacht captains have expressed their concerns about the refugee situation in the Med. They were concerned about the Syria refuges and wondered if it will affect their journey when crossing Greece. There is only one answer for all this, and is that the refugee situation does not affect the superyachts crossing Greece, it is completely safe.
“The regulations are still the same, only the safety control is higher in order to guard the yachts security; other than that everything remains the same. The port authorities are having an increasing amount of work because they also deal with the customs clearance of the refugees, so in order to avoid any delay the captains should contact their yacht agent and they will make sure the yacht is served quickly.”
With the high season now in its last month in Greece, Roditis Yachting Agency is still dealing with the yachts crossing Greece to places like Sardinia as well as those who are finishing their charter season and heading to places such as Palma de Mallorca for their winter refits.
With the economic crisis in Greece making the headlines this year, Rhodes has still undergone some positive changes for superyachts, including the brand new superyacht marina, which is not 100% ready but already receiving superyachts, as well as the opening of a new superyacht chandlery which is also part of Roditis Yachting Agency.
Michalis finished, “Greece without any doubt continues to be an undeniable home for many superyachts in the Mediterranean. The climate, the islands, the landscape, made of Greece one of world’s favourite spots for superyachts returning year after year; the amazing port destinations like Athens, cosmopolitan cities of Mykonos and the always trendy Rhodes along with its ports and marinas.”
For more information, visit Roditis Yachting Agency.