Twelve of the 13 professional tourist boat operators in Vlychada, Santorini, which operate mini cruises around the island for visitors to the island, were found guilty of tax evasion after a random ‘visits’ by government tax inspectors.
Specifically, the accused operators they had not issued an estimated 195 tickets for one route alone, valued at 31,500 euros.
The auditors imposed the prescribed fines and carried out extensive audits on the companies by requesting their books. At the same time, they continued their surprise raids on other similar vessels.
It is noted that the boats in question accommodate from 8 to 20 people per route, with ticket prices ranging from 100 euros up to 200 euros per person.
In the port of Vlychada alone there are more than 130 such boats and in all of Santorini more than 250 boats, with a daily collection of at least 350,000 euros.