GYA's President Mr. Michael Skoulikidis, Vice President Mr. Aris Drivas and General Secretary Mr. Ioannis Kourounis have met with Greek Minister of Shipping and Island Policy Mr. Thodoris Dritsas.

GYA’s President Mr. Michael Skoulikidis has introduced the Minister with the activities of the Greek Yachting Association.
Both representatives welcomed the successful outcome of the previous Mediterranean Yacht Show held in Nafplion and decided to cooperate for the success of the 3rd Mediterranean Yacht Show to be held in Nafplion on 7-10 May 2016 - as a remarkable opportunity to boost business development in the Greek Yachting Sector.

During the meeting participants exchanged opinions on pivotal regional issues, particularly the situation with the refugees’ crisis exchanged views on the current situation and emphasised the need for coordinated efforts.

This visit was a first step to set the direction for future cooperation on issues of common concern. The representatives agreed on the need to strengthen relations in areas of shared interest and committed to work together for further deepening the bilateral collaboration at various levels.


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.