Thanos is a very
experienced sailor, licensed to
command Sailing Vessels of up to 200 tones. He is holding the
license issued by the UK Department of Transport and endorsed
to be used on charter vessels.
With 20 years sailing
experience and thousands of sea
miles covered, he has worked as a captain on charter and private
yachts in England, Greece, France and Spain.
Additionally, he has done yacht deliveries across the Atlantic, the Caribbean, around
Europe and through
Having worked extensively
on charter yachts, he knows very well the qualities of a good
captain and host (and that is
not just navigating and sailing the boat, as anyone with a bit
of theoretical knowledge can do that!).
A very easy-going person, he will adapt the cruise to your
own needs and make sure everybody is happy. His good knowledge
of the area is very useful, as he will show you the best tavernas
and bars as well as the sites of interest.
In general, he is there to take care of everything and make sure
you have a great time.
Thanos was born
in Greece in 1974,
but lived mostly in England for 10 years,
until 2004 when he started organizing these cruises in the Greek
islands with S/Y 'Alexandros'. Although he studied Civil
Engineering, he decided to follow the skipper's career, as the
sea has always been his great love.
When in England, he
was based in Plymouth but he spent a lot of time working around
Europe on yachts, and having lived in various countries
he speaks very fluent English, Greek, French and a bit of Spanish.
He is a commercial SCUBA
Diver HSE PART IV, as well as
a PADI Rescue Diver, and if you are
interested he can organize a bit of SCUBA diving for you.
As safety is an important issue in this job, Thanos
has been trained in First Aid and
specialized in sailing and diving related accidents, as well as
Fire Fighting & Sea Survival.
Finally, as an RYA Sailing and Powerboating Instructor he can teach you the art of sailing during
Alicia has a great love
for the sea and sailing and having worked in the tourism
industry for many years, she knows exactly what our guests need
on their holiday. She is there to make you feel relaxed
and comfortable and take care of all those little things that
you want to forget about, during your vacation.
She speaks very fluent
English, French, Polish and her Greek has improved a lot during
the last few years, and with her easy going and friendly personality
will make you feel at home straight away.
What's more, she is an excellent cook
who will prepare your breakfast and lunch every day, and for
those who would like to have their dinner onboard as well, she
will cook some delicious dishes!
is also a qualified skipper (holding the RYA
Dayskipper certificate), with great sailing experience
and could take over the command of the yacht if she had to.
Alicia was born in Poland
in 1979 and as a licensed horse-riding instructor
she has been taking people Pony-trekking in the Polish mountains
for many years. Although she graduated from university with
a degree in French Literature, her love for traveling and the
outdoors and her dream to work on sailing
yachts has taken her to Greece onboard S/Y
Before 2005 when she
joined Thanos organizing these cruises on S/Y 'Alexandros',
she spent a few years living and working both in France and
the UK, spent a few summers grape picking at Beaujolais and
2 years working as an au-pair with a family in Scotland. She is great with kids,
as she has been looking after three of them ranging from a baby
to a 13 year old.
With her gourmet
dishes she has turned lunchtime into one of the best moments
of the day, and with her skills, nice character and her great
smile, Alicia will help make your
holiday an unforgettable one.