The moment has finally arrived. After months of planning, preparation and anticipation, the 8th MEDYS, the world's largest crewed charter yacht show, has officially kicked off to huge success.
Returning for its biggest year yet, the MEDYS sees the shining Port of Nafplion filled with a world-class display of yachts and industry attendees from around the globe. Shining a light of Mediterranean yachting culture, high-end design and Greek hospitality, the MEDYS is an event like no other.
Read on to discover some of the highlights of Day 1, including glimpses of the Opening Ceremony, the annual Welcoming Reception, and exclusive previews of what’s to come tomorrow.
Day 1: A Warm Welcome
The first day of the MEDYS was a huge success, with the Port of Nafplion filled once again with all the buzz, excitement and energy of the Show. Attendees enjoyed the first of many yacht showings, each an insight into some of the world’s finest vessels. By evening, guests gathered at the Port for the annual Opening Ceremony. Hosted by GYA President, Michael Skoulikidis, the Ceremony was also attended by Georgios Didaskalou, Secretary General of Culture at the Ministry of Culture and Sport, Giannis Adrianos and Andreas Poulas, Parliament representatives for Argolida, Panagiotis Nikas, Governor of the region of Peloponnese and Dimitris Kostouros, Mayor of Nafplion. Afterwards, an exclusive Welcoming Reception lit up the famed Palamidi Fortress with warmth and glamour.
What’s On Today
Expect a day filled with yacht viewings and atmospheric energy in the Port of Nafplion. With attendees from all around the world, Day 2 is set to be filled with invaluable insights. Each viewing at the MEDYS is an opportunity to explore the world of luxury crewed charter yachts like never before. Experience the vessel up close and personal, meet the captain and crew, and leave with incomparable information on some of the industry’s most sought after assets.
The Chef’s Competition
Day 2 welcomes the long-awaited launch of the Chef’s Competition – a fan favourite and highlight of the Show. The Chef’s Competition sees some of Greece’s best culinary minds battle it out for the coveted top prize – a spectacle of gastronomic talent that runs throughout the Show.
Each year, the Chefs create dishes that center around a topical theme. The theme for this year's Chef's Competition is Zero Waste From the Greek Seas, where the chefs will be required to prepare sustainable dishes that showcase Greece's most significant export, seafood, while minimizing waste.