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.


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.