OK, raise your hand if you’re fired up for some Greek Islands Cruising! Yep, me too. I know some of you are already packing so let’s get right to it …
- Do we all have our passports sorted out? Yours should be good for 6 months after arrival. No visa required.
- Luggage. A softer bag with wheels is best. We don’t always have extra space for the big hard case luggage. If you bring it, you may end up sleeping with it 😉
- Weather is like southern west coast. 70’s by day, 60’s in the evening. Comfortable clothes for the boat and suits if you’re swimming.
- Something nicer for evening dining ashore; pants and a collared shirt for the guys.
- A jacket or pullover for light rain or cool evenings. A light fleece for layering?
- Sunblock, sun glasses, hat with strap (shades head and neck a plus).
- Your bathroom stuff. Sheets and one set of towels are provided.
- I go barefoot aboard and wear flops ashore, boat shoes for the planes and evening tavernas. Your deck shoes should be non-marking (no black soles).
- Money: for cabs to and from airport, meals ashore, food bought to make onboard, trinkets, and your skipper’s drinks … or not :). Skipper tip is appreciated, $50-100 if you thought they did a great job.
- Get Euros from your bank or easier, though limited, from the ATM at the airport or in Athens. (I miss the Drachma – cool word).
- Camera, MP3 player. There is a jack on the boat stereo to plug your player in. Bring a cord.
- If you want to charge/run something onboard, bring your car charger = 12 volts. Off the boat, electricity is 220v (not US 110v). Most chargers can operate at 220 with a simple adapter for Greece. Read the label.
- Your drinking cup for water, juice or Ouzo. We get water onboard in the bigger containers.
- Meds: Customs prefers you have them in their original container with pharmacy sticker and your name.
- Go online or call credit card companies to warn them you will be charging in other countries.
- Mask, snorkel and swim fins are available for free at the base. Some prefer to bring their own mask.
Questions regarding Greece or travel, you can email CaptainWoody@gmail.com.
Tania@Sover.net is your backup.
OK, you can put your hand down.
See you soon,
Greece Drone Rules as we understand them …
- If you want to fly less than 50 meters away, you may do so without an application or prior approval
- If you plan to fly with permission, you may fly up to 120 meters (393 feet) above the ground. See below
- Commercial pilots must obtain permission for all operations. More information can be found on this page on the HCAA website
- Drones may not be flown at night
- Drones may not weigh more than 25 kilograms (55 pounds)
- Drones may not be flown over people, prisons, hospitals, government and military facilities, and other sensitive areas
- Drones may not be flown over private property without permission from the property owner
- You must have drone insurance to fly a drone in Greece commercially. For most of you, this doesn’t apply. (Don’t tell on Woody)
- If you plan to fly 50 meters (164 feet) or more away, you must complete an application for each individual drone flight you plan to conduct. You get applications from HCAA. If your application is approved by the HCAA, you then must verify your identify and share your flight plans with the local police department. (So we won’t be flying more than 50m away 🙂
- More here: https://uavcoach.com/drone-laws-in-greece/