We found Gouvia marina to be a good place to get a DEKPA last year although the marina is overpriced for a 1 night stay. Just a matter of visiting the PP office next to the marina office, paying in the marina office and back next door to complete. We did need both passports for self & wife as we are joint owners. I've heard that a notarised copy of passport is OK if other owners aren't present but haven't tested that idea.
Preveza marina, nearby yards and port authority say cruising tax isn't being collected and to forget about it. I read similar comments in Feb./March that it had been gazetted (i.e. law actually passed and in effect) but PP wouldn't collect it, so stalemate for foreseeable future.
Okay. Here is an update on my experiences on renewing an out of date DEKPA plus those of a couple of chums.
I visited Preveza PP with my DEKPA which was around 5 weeks out of date. This set alarm bells ringing and three officers attended to me each with a different idea of how to proceed.
Firstly, I was told that there was a €500 fine for not renewing within 365 days but then they claimed that the ministry have no desire (this year) to fine people and it would be renewed at no expense.
However, they then noticed my SSR was due to expire (yes they are only valid for 5 years) in August and would only renew the DEKPA to the expiry date of the SSR. When I pointed out that I would not be aboard in August but returning in September the question of fines came up again. They also refused to accept an email copy of the new SSR.
Fortunately, my wife was flying out the following week and the MCA bent over backwards to renew my SSR via email and sent the original within 24 hours to her in the UK.
This meant that I could revisit the PP (this time in Lefkas) just prior to my return back to the UK and renew the DEKPA for a second time.
No questions asked and the job took 2 minutes.
Two chums visiting Lefkas PP with out of date DEKPAS were told they had to start again with new paperwork and charged €50.
Another with both an out of date DKPA and SSR owned up to the PP in Nidri and was told come back when the new SSR arrives, but don't go anywhere until a new DEKPA was issued. No talk of fines.
As per the norm for Greece where you go and who you get on the day gives a huge variation of how you are treated. Only Kalamta so far have handed out fines of €500 for having an out of date DEKPA!
When I brought up the subject of being out of use and on the hard this was dismissed. To qualify for out of use you must come to an arrangement with the local PP and hand over your documentation to them for safe keeping!! Some PP are apparently refusing to accommodate such requests.