Danger - greek taxes
DANGER, GREEK RECIPROCAL TAX
We are trapped in Pylos by the Port Police who have forbidden us to leave. They are demanding 9,500 euros in unpaid reciprocal taxes. There is no invoice, no clear calculation, no explanation why this was not requested by all the other Port Police who have stamped our Transit Log over the years.
We are found a helpful lawyer who came to the Port Police with us. The Police can only offer to escort us by gunboat to Kalamata where we can leave the boat and pay next year. We are depressed and frightened.
Please tell all non-EU boats to stay away from Greece - new and arbitrary laws can catch you at any time.
More on this saga tomorrow.