The Greek Yachting Association held a press conference on Wednesday 19 March 2014, at the historic Yacht Club of Greece in Mikrolimano.
Mr. Michael Skoulikidis, introduced the main features of the Association and presented the program of the inaugural Mediterranean Yacht Show, It was during the press conference, that Mr. Skoulikidis announced that the Mediterranean Yacht Show (Nafplion 3-7 May, 2014) will conduct and schedule all of its activities and events under the aegis of the Ministry of Shipping, Maritime Affairs & Aegean.

The press conference was graced by the presence of the Minister of Environment, Energyand Climate Change, Mr. Yiannis Maniatis . The Minister's speech included the promise to provide the organization with an informative environmental seminar, a convenient opportunity for all attendees to keep up to date with the latest Hellenic Presidency priorities.

Mrs. Konstantina Nikolakou (Peloponnese Regional Vice Governor) and Mr. Dimitris Kostouros(Mayor of Nafplion) also announced their official support of the Mediterranean Yacht Show 2014 and the event continued with a team discussion regarding the promotion of the broader area of the Peloponnese as a new yachting destination.

Closing the Press Conference Mr. Michael Skoulikidis, announced that the Mediterranean Yacht Show 2014 will host an informative session on Greek Government Maritime Law in conjunction with a brief overview of the upcoming legislation.

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Press Conference 2


7th Mediterranean Yacht Show

The Mediterranean Yacht Show (MEDYS), the largest exhibition of professional crewed yachts in the world, which took place from April 30th to May 4th, 2022, returned to the port of Nafplion more dynamically than ever. After 2 years of absence due to the pandemic and following the highly successful events - including the first international Virtual Yacht Charter Shows, in 2020 and 2021, and the 2021 Roadshow Open Marina Days in the marinas of Athens, the MEDYS returned for the 7th year, highlighting once again the superiority of yachting in Greece.

The Show, had 90 registered yachts with a cumulative length of over 3.4 kilometres (with an additional 20 on a waiting list due to lack of space). The Show was also attended by more than 610 yacht brokers and industry professionals from around the world who had the opportunity to see the yachts available for charter up-close, to get to know their crews and to be informed about the possibilities and options they offer.

Yachting tourism attracts an increasing number of visitors to Greece and MEDYS is the perfect occasion to highlight the region as one of the top yachting destinations globally. The show owes its success to the large number of registered yachts, the great turn-out of industry professionals from all corners of the globe and the contribution of the local CAs. It is organized each year by GYA under the auspices of the Hellenic Ministry of Tourism and with the kind support of the Municipality of Nafplion.