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Greek Cruising Tax (TPP)

A Cruising Tax for all boats over 7m LOA was provided for from Jan 2014. new It is not yet known if this will be implemented. If so, it will apply to all boats afloat in Greek waters. Boats stored ashore do not have to prove they have paid the tax.

The amount of tax to be paid is calculated from the LOA defined in your registration documents, rounded up to the nearest tenth of a metre. There are no rebates for boats leaving Greek waters, whether hauling out, or by going to another country.

Tax Rates

Boats 12.1m or More

The full rate of tax for these boats will very rarely have to be paid. For a full calendar year it is €(100 x LOA) - or €1,240 for a 12.4m boat. Two options exist to reduce this payment:

  1. Pay per month at €(10 x LOA) or €124 for 12.4m. This is recommended for boats spending less than seven months a year in the water. Seven months in the water (April to October) would then cost €868. It is not clear if it is possible to pay for 3 or 4 months ahead, or whether one payment each month will be needed.
  2. If the boat spends more than 11 months a year in Greek territory, (afloat or ashore) it pays 30% less than the full rate. That is the same as paying for 7 separate months (€868 for 12.4m) but more convenient and flexible. This may be a suitable option for full time live-aboards

Boats over 12m which try to evade paying this tax face a harsh penalty if caught – they have to pay twice the full annual rate due.

Boats 12m or Less

Boats of 12m and less pay a single fee, either when they arrive in Greece, or on launching. This will permit them to cruise for the rest of that calendar year in Greek waters. There are three bands: 7.1m to 8m, €200; 8.1m to 10m, €300; and 10.1m to 12m, €400.


Reviewed Dec 2015


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