For over five years in the shade of Palamidi, the Mediterranean Yacht Show has found the ideal place for hospitality. Few cities in Greece have the nobility of Nafplio and can showcase the beauty of these yachts.
The nautical saloon presents the most beautiful (usually Greek) boats that exceed 22 meters and are available for rent. Thus, the weekend passed by the old capital of the Greek state reminded us for a while the Cote d'Azur with 107 luxurious manned boats and hundreds of visitors to their decks.
Within these five years, the successful course of this naval event is admirable. Suffice it to think that the two competitors of Greece, Antigua and Barcelona gathered this year far fewer vessels than those that tied to Nafplio. The exhibition, which was inaugurated on April 28 and lasted until May, is addressed only to professional agents. It involved at least 400 brokers, of whom 200 were foreigners. It turns out that there is a very positive trend for Greek tourism that can leave great benefits to our country. And that's because those people who came to supervise the boats to their more detailed detail are middle-class customers with a great deal: from Hollywood stars to economically robust Arabs, Russians and Americans trust them to find the right boat and make their holidays in the Greek and Mediterranean waters.
No matter how many arrivals and nights are spent, nothing can be compared to the money that an expensive boat can rent. With prices ranging from € 3,000 a day to € 100,000, these large motor boats, along with some sailing boats of the same category, are targeted
to the richest visitors of Greece. Those who seek privacy, security and, of course, luxurious care.
Thus, one must imagine that not only is the high rental price but the supply and other travel costs of the vessel returning to the Greek economy.
Nafplio also comes out. "To understand how favored we can come out of the positive publicity of the salon, think that in 2013, according to data provided by the Port, in Nafplio, in the summer of 2013, there were 250 yacht approaches. In 2016 we reached 1.250, "says Michalis Skoulikidis, president of the Hellenic Marine Tourism Association. And time!