The captains of our yachts

 

Thanos

anko yachting the crew 1Thanos is a very experienced sailor, licensed to command Sailing Vessels of up to 200 tones. He is holding the Ocean Yachtmaster license issued by the UK Department of Transport and endorsed to be used on charter vessels on coastal or ocean passages.

With 25 years sailing experience and thousands of sea miles covered, he has worked as a captain on charter and private yachts in England, Greece, France, Spain and the Caribbean.
Additionally, he has done yacht deliveries across the Atlantic, the Caribbean, around Europe and through the Med.

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, moved to England in 1993 where he lived until 2004 when he returned to Greece and started organizing these Greek Island cruises with his sailing yacht Alexandros. Although he studied Civil Engineering, he decided to follow the captain'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, French, a bit of Spanish, Polish and his native language which is Greek.

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 your holiday.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Antonis

AntonisAntonis has sailed extensively around the Greek Islands and he will take you to some of the prettiest villages and most secluded bays.

He is licensed to command sailing vessels up to 24 meters in length and with his easy-going and friendly personality he will not only be the captain on your yacht, but your guide as well, making sure you have an unforgettable holiday.

Antonis was born in Greece in 1991 and his great love for the sea and the easy-going way of life of the Greek Islands, led him to follow a career in yachting. However he is also a chef, so occasionally he sneaks into the galley to create one of his special dishes!!


He is a sailing instructor so if you are interested, he can teach you the art of sailing during your cruise and he has also been trained in First Aid, Fire Fighting and Sea Survival, as safety is very important at sea. Antonis speaks English very fluently and of course Greek which is his mother language. In his spare time he enjoys cooking, photography and travel.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The hostesses/chefs of our yachts

 

Alicia

anko yachting the crew 2Alicia 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 during 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, Greek and of course Polish which is her native language. With her easy going and friendly personality she 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!

 

 

 

She is also a qualified captain (holding the RYA Dayskipper certificate), with many years of 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 horse-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, originally onboard sailing yacht Alexandros and currently onboard sailing yacht Velos.


Before joining Thanos in 2005 organizing these Greek Island cruises on Alexandros, she spent a few years living and working both in France and the UK, spent a few summers grape picking at Beaujolais in France 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.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Darina

crew page_DarinaDarina has been a sailor for many years but when she came to Greece she fell in love with the Greek Islands and joined our cruises in the summer of 2015. She was born in 1994 and when she’s not in Greece she lives in the beautiful city of St. Petersburg in Russia and sails in the Baltic Sea.

Darina speaks very fluent English, a little Spanish and Greek and of course Russian which is her native language. She graduated from university with a degree in economics and business administration, but as she loves the sea, she decided to follow a career in yachting instead!

Some of her favorite things are travel, music, dancing, winter sports and exploring different cultures.









She is an excellent cook and as she worked alongside Alicia in the summers of 2015 and 2016, she learned her delicious Mediterranean recipes that made our cruises known as ‘gourmet cruises’. She has a very easy-going personality and she makes people feel at home from the moment they step on the yacht.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Anna

crew page_AnnaAnna is a trained chef who has worked both on big hotels and restaurants as well as the yachting industry. Her love for the sea, the Greek Islands and for meeting people from all around the world led her to her decision to follow a career in yachting and she finally joined our team in 2016.

The space in the yachts’ galley is much smaller that the kitchens of the big hotels where she used to work, but this doesn’t stop her from producing her delicious dishes at lunch time! Anna was born in 1987 and lives in Piraeus, she speaks good English and of course Greek. She has a very friendly personality and nice smile and she is known for her syrtaki dance lessons on the quay after the sun goes down!



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