Plans have been announced for a new boating event, the Olympic Yacht Show, to be held October 1-4, 2020, at Marina Sounio located some 75km southeast of Athens city centre. The event is being organised by a joint venture between ONDECK Events, an arm of the ONDECK publishing company, and Olympic Marine SA based at the marina.
The new show will use the renovated Olympic Marine facilities and the organisers anticipate that it will create significant interest both domestically and international. The Olympic Yacht Show is under the auspices of Minister of Hellenic Ministry of Shipping and Island Policy.
The first edition of the Olympic Yacht Show follows the cancellation of two regular marine leisure events usually held in May, namely the Mediterranean Yacht Show held at Nafplion and the East Med Yacht Show held in Athens. The next edition of the Mediterranean Yacht Show will be held on April 22-25, 2021.
The organisers of the Olympic Yacht Show say: “The objective is to create a productive communication platform for the medium and large yacht categories. The event will cover a full range of yachts including new craft over 14m(46ft).”
Gerasimos Gerolimatos who heads up ONDECK said: “The Olympic Yacht Show is a floating yacht show for the premium yacht category as well as businesses active in this multilevel niche. It is the most popular yacht category with a wide scope and a dynamic course both in our country and internationally.” Gerolimatos has a track record of experience with superyachts and associated international events.
The organisers have emphasised that the appropriate health and hygiene regulations will be fully complied with in respect of the COVID_19 pandemic.
Greece had a very low impact of the disease during the last few months, paying the limited number of 163 tool deaths and 2834 overall people infected to the present date.
Greek Government – since the beginning of the virus diffusion and further to the measures implemented by all the other EU Nations – very well copied with the virus and did a huge block to the diffusion over continental borders and all islands territories.
Next 1st of July Greece will also restart all the tourism operations to safely welcome travelers from around the world complying with the best holiday conditions.
The marina at Sounio, a full service facility, offers 680 berths up to 40m(131ft) and a boatyard which has a hard stand area for up to 700 boats and it is served by three travel lifts of 40, 65 and 200 tonnes.