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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8th Mediterranean Yacht Show

Having emerged as one of the premier events for industry professionals, the 8th Mediterranean Yacht Show (MEDYS) turned the international spotlight onto Greece once again, as the host of the world’s largest crewed yacht charter show.

It is worth noting that yachts measuring 24 meters and above in length have the right to participate in the exhibition, making the MEDYS the only sector event of similar scope in Greece that is exclusively addressed to the upper segment of luxury yachting. At this year's Show, 92 yachts with a cumulative LOA of 3.5 kilometers were present, with a waiting list (due to limited space in the port of Nafplion) that surpassed the numbers of every previous year. In order to fully grasp the MEDYS’ size, it is worth considering that the number of participating yachts far exceeded that of comparable shows. Confirming the event's success is, among others, the significantly larger presence of industry professionals from all over the world, with more than 750 participants from 31 countries.

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.