The Mediterranean Yacht Show returns to NafplionThe Show reaffirmed the importance of marine tourism in the region, attracting visitors from all over the globe
The historic port was the perfect location to host the 4th Mediterranean Yacht Show, providing a wonderful setting for the plethora of crewed luxury yachts
The cocktail reception took place at the historic Palamidi Fortress
The event was officially launched on 29th April by the President of the Greek Yachting Association, Mr. Michael Skoulikidis, with the kind attendance of Mrs Elena Kountoura, Minister of Tourism, Mr. Petros Tatoulis, Regional Governor of the Peloponnese and Mr. Dimitris Kostouros, the Mayor of Nafplion.
A cocktail reception took place at the historic Palamidi Fortress to the sound of ‘Fortissimo’, the electric string quartet. Mr. Michael Skoulikidis took the opportunity to welcome attendees and to emphasise the importance of the show for the region and for all those involved in the yachting sector.
The show was the ideal opportunity for attendees to be wined and dined with entertaining parties and over 24 such gatherings and events took place, some of them themed. There was ample opportunity for guests to dress up and enjoy a night of music and dance in the fabulous port of Nafplion.
The event came to a close on 2nd May with a farewell party at Karathonas Beach, bringing a celebratory finale to this year’s show. The highlight of the night was the exciting announcement of the well deserved winners of the popular Chefs’ Competition. Later on, crew attended a lively party which had been organised on their behalf by HYCA, with the support of the Greek Yachting Association.
Leading international yacht charter companies were present at this year’s show once again, such as Camper & Nicholsons, Edmiston & Company, Fraser Yachts, Yachting Partners International, Burgess, CharterWorld, CSO Yachts, IYC, Northrop & Johnson, Yachtzoo, Luxury Charter Group, West Nautical, GB Superyachts etc. Representatives of MYBA, The Worldwide Yachting Association, also attended the event.
The 4th Mediterranean Yacht Show was organized by the Greek Yachting Association under the auspices of the Hellenic Ministry of Tourism with the support of the Municipality of Nafplion and the Region of the Peloponnese.
Words by Wendi Jane Ellis & Dimitra Moraitis | Photo (c): Studio Reskos