Guest Book 2012
(on S/Y Velos with Thanos and Alicia)


Piraeus, 7 October 2012

Our dear friends,

This cruise will stay for ever in our memory. Everything was wonderful, especially your hospitality and Alicja's cooking! We can't thank you enough.

We wish you to always sail around the Greek Seas with happiness and good health.

Kostas and Xanthi (Greece)



Piraeus, 7 October 2012
Αγαπημενοι μας φιλοι,

Το ταξίδι αυτό πραγματικά θα μας μείνει αξέχαστο. Όλα ήταν υπέροχα... η φιλοξενία, το φαγητό της Alicja!!! Όλα μα όλα!!! Ευχαριστούμε από καρδιάς.
Να είστε παντα καλά και να αλωνίζετε τις ελληνικές θάλασσες με κέφι και ζωντάνια.

Κωνσταντίνος – Ξανθή (Greece)



Piraeus, 7 October 2012

Fantastic cruise!!! Wonderful route, amazing company, excellent hospitality, delicious food. Alicia and Thanassi thank you for everything and we wish you always health and great sails.

Φανταστικά!! Υπέροχο ταξίδι, φοβερή παρέα, άριστη φιλοξενία, εξαιρετικό φαγητό. Alicia και Θανάση ευχαριστούμε και ευχόμαστε πάντα υγεία και καλά ταξίδια.

Σπύρος και Natalia xxx (Greece & Ukraine)



Piraeus, 30 September 2012 (Lefkas - Corinthian Canal - Piraeus)
Mili Gospodarze!

Serdecznie dziękujemy za kolejny rejs pod Waszymi żaglami. Było cudownie, ale za krótko, dlatego wrócimy za rok!

Do zobaczenia,
Zofia i Włodek
Mirek i Agnieszka
Jacek i Balbina
Jerzy i Ala
(Poland)



Lefkas, 16 September 2012

Thank you for the amazing journey. It was a fabulous way to see a little piece of Greece. You were wonderful and knowledge. The meals, no words to describe how great they were, except I’m sure I will not be able to zip my pants!
Five stars ++ Alicia, you could be a chef in the best restaurant. Thanos, I really enjoyed watching you sail in the storm, so calm and with such an understanding of the water. You made the trip safe and enjoyable.
I know Russ really loved the coves you chose for snorkeling and swimming. This week will be our favorite to talk about when we get home!

Barb & Russ G. (Edmonton, Alberta, Canada)



Lefkas, 16 September 2012
Dear Thanos,
Dear Alicja,

We were proud each time we arrived in harbors to have the most beautiful boat: Velos!
And during this fantastic week we also realized that we had the
BEST captain: Thanos, and the
BEST swimmer cook of Greece: ALICJA!!!

Even with 3 meter waves & force 7 wind we will definitely come back (without forgetting our buckets :)) to discover the Cyclades with this wonderful team =
Alicja + Thanos + Velos !!!

Now we understand what VELOS means =
Very
Exquisite
Lunches on
Outstanding
Ship

Clerc-Renaud Family (Julia & Thibaut, Marie-Ange, Denis & Arthur
(France)


Thanks to the fantastic team, my first experience sailing was a dream!
Thanos, thanks for the steering teaching
Alicja, thanks for your recipes
Thibaut


Thank you so much for my birthday present! It was great! I can’t wait to make cold coffees at home!!!
Lots of love xx,
Julia


Many thanks for this first experience on a sailing boat! It was definitely a great adventure that I will remember for all my life!
Arthur


Simply Perfect!
Even in very VERY BAD WAVES :( you, both of you, made me feel safe. Thanks again for everything. Hope to come back as soon as possible.
Sail safe x x x
Marie Ange :)



Lefkas, 9 September 2012
Dear Alicia and Thanos,

Thank you both so much for an incredible introduction to Greece and the Greek Islands. You were recommended so highly by our friends Matt & Jess (who sailed August 2011) and you have exceeded our expectations!! :)

We feel so lucky to have shared in such a special experience and also to have met so many wonderful people, including our new friends from Wigan and your hilarious friends Stefanos & Konstantina!!

Thanos – your parking skills are beyond belief, and
Alicia – how can we ever have a sandwich for lunch again!!

Dan will keep chasing his tuna dream – we’ll just have to come back! :)

Thanks again! We will miss you & the Velos!
Delle and Dan (Wooloomooloo, Australia)



Lefkas, 9 September 2012
Thanos and Alicia,

You both worked so hard to make this a dream holiday for us. We enjoyed every moment and every delicious mouthful! Everything about the holiday was exceptional and we can’t thank you enough.

Fair winds and happy sailing x x x
Jude, Dave, Bella and Joe (Wigan, UK)



Lefkas, 2 September 2012

Thank you once again Thanos and Alicia for another wonderful cruise, our 3rd in 3 years! Alicia’s cooking and hospitality are always fantastic and even Thanos is getting a little bit more laid back, except when listening to us flush the toilets!

We all love our weeklong trip and have looked forward to it each year. I can’t think of a better recommendation other than the fact if we didn’t enjoy it, we wouldn’t have come back for 3 consecutive years!
Hope we can make it back again.

Love from
Marisa and Nino,
Mike and Bobbi,
Guy and Virginia,
Alan and Lisa
(Weymouth, Dorset, UK)



Lefkas, 26 August 2012

Παιδάκια σας ευχαριστούμε για ακόμη μια φορά πάρα πολύ για τη φιλοξενία!! Για τέταρτη φορά καταφέρατε να μας ταξιδέψετε και όχι μόνο πραγματικά, αλλά το πιό σημαντικό καταφέρνετε, με τις φανταστικές επιλογές που κάνετε σε λιμανάκια και κόλπους, να ταξιδεύετε το νου μας τόσο όμορφα, που μας ξεκουράζετε από όλα!!

Πόσο τυχεροί όσοι μαζί σας για πρώτη φορά γνωρίζουν αυτές τις γωνιές της Ελλάδας, μα πάνω απ’ όλα τη φιλοξενία δύο ζεστών ανθρώπων. Ανυπομονούμε να τα πούμε άμεσα το χειμώνα πλέον με κρασάκι (μπύρα μάλλον) αναπολώντας τις υπέροχες αυτές μέρες.

Φιλιά πολλά έως τότε, να έχετε πάντα καλές θάλασσες!!
Στέφανος & Κωνσταντίνα



Lefkas, 26 August 2012
Dear Alicia & Thanos,

Thanks for a very relaxing week. The coolest boat we have ever been on (Not a joy to be on her when we are hangover!) :)
The food was fantastic – very fresh and tasty. It’s incredible you can cook so much lovely food in that small kitchen!!

Thanks again for a great trip and escape from our work!!! The professionalism of you both is amazing.

Rodney & Bec (Melbourne, Australia)
Tom & Natalia (London, UK)



Lefkas, 19 August 2012

There was a skipper called Thanos
Who sailed a boat named Velos
When Jonas’ toilet broke
He fixed it with glue and rope
While setting the sails for Kalamos

The beautiful and gentle Alicia
Could cook while we were tacking to Ithaca
Her delicious dishes
Exceeded our wildest wishes
We loved the pork, the squid and the mousaka

Dear Alicia and Thanos,
Thank you very much for a beautiful week, good company, great sailing and swimming in lovely bays.
Ruth, Steen, Christoph, Jonas, Jolan, Anouk (Switzerland)



Lefkas, 12 August 2012
Dear Thanos & Alicia,

The week is over and we are more sad than we can say to be leaving. There is an old expression – ‘the wine of good company’. This is definitely one of those times when we can use it.
You provide the perfect blend of quite professionalism and friendship. Added to this has been the most fantastic food. If you ever publish a cookery book, I will buy it!
The timeless backdrop of the Greek Islands, complete with near perfect weather has given us all a holiday to remember.

Thank you a thousand times,
Nicky, Pippa, Lucie, Simon H. (UK)



Lefkas, 12 August 2012
Dear Thanos and Alicia,

Thank you very much for making our stay with you on Velos so memorable and for treating us so royally. We all thoroughly enjoyed ourselves and our only complaint is that one week is not long enough!

None of us could actually believe it when the week ended. It seemed that we had only just left Lefkas when we arrived back there yesterday. You have given us a holiday that we will remember with fondness for many years.

I have sailed under a few captains and you can tell immediately those who know what they are doing. I was impressed from the outset by your boat handling skills and the calm, unruffled approach you took to the various maneuvers required on a yacht.
As to Alicia’s cooking, well there are not sufficient superlatives in the dictionary to praise her skills. How she managed to create so many fabulous dishes day after day in a tiny galley defies belief. Perhaps my joke about you being a Time Lord was not so far off the mark after all. Together the two of you have found a way to master the fourth dimension!

I hope very much that we can meet again if you come to England and I know that we would all love to sail with you again.

Thank you again.
Best wishes,
Simon (UK)


Thank you for a wonderful week.
Lots of love,
Lucie H. xxx (UK)



Lefkas, 12 August 2012
Dearest Thanos & Alicia,

Our 3rd trip – Just says it all!!
We love you lots!

Keep laughing!
Tricia & John xxxx (UK)
P.S. Thank you for making John’s 50th birthday soooo special! Xxx



Lefkas, 5 August 2012
Thanos and Alicia,

Thank you for the perfect weather, including the sort rain, the blue skies every day, the warm seas, the coves, the tavernas, the swimming and snorkeling.

To make a perfect 60th birthday present you added miraculous food, good humor, a fantastic boat, patience for bad mariners when maneuvering and a tolerance for all our quirks – stones and all!!
It has been a wonderful holiday which none of us will forget.

Merci, Au revoir, Gracias, Adios, Thank you and Goodbye,
Alejandra, Christopher, Valentina, Andrew, Florence, John & Monique
(France, UK, Switzerland, Peru)



Lefkas, 29 July 2012
Thanos – Alicia,

Thank you very much for making our sailing an exciting and adventurous experience. We enjoyed it in every way.
Alicia, we enjoyed your cooking and we are going to miss it this week, because we are going to go on a diet to lose the excess weight. Hopefully we will see you again next summer.

Safe travels,
Thomas, Yianna & Georgia T. (USA – Greece)



Lefkas, 29 July 2012

What an awesome adventure and fabulous experience! Thank you for your expertise and for Alicia’s WONDERFUL culinary skills.

Good luck with your future adventures,
Maria & Richard (USA)
Lila & Kostas (Greece)



Lefkas, 22 July 2012

The Hash House Harriers from Oz have arrived! Plenty of games, not much running but a lot of drinking. We live up to our name! We may change our name to ‘The swimmers with a drinking problem’ rather than ‘The drinkers with a running problem’!!

All in all, we have enjoyed your company, on all levels and for me (and I can safely say from the rest of us) the most delicious food.

Thank you,
J.C. (Australia)



Lefkas, 22 July 2012
Alicja and Thanos,

Of our 7 week visit to Europe I wish we had left sailing with you to last. That way, I know we would return to Australia on a ‘high’. Thank you for a wonderful, wonderful week in every way.

Your hospitality, cooking, knowledge and friendliness has left us with a warm heart.
Yes! We will see you again! Wishing you all the best.

Warm Regards,
Sue (cheep cheep) &
Chris (meow meow)
(Carindale, Australia)



Lefkas, 22 July 2012
Dear Thanos and Alicja,

Thank you for our wonderful week. Every day we enjoyed a different menu prepared with flare and care by Alicja. This is definitely the best floating restaurant or ‘best Greek restaurant’!!
Also every day we experienced The Thanos art of docking the boat – always with a glint in his eye and humor in his belly. Of course we always won!! :)

We need to remember the fabulous liqueurs, the naked man with a shotgun, the handsome friend in the pink shirt, the drinking games and being tied together, how to flush the toilet, the liqueurs, Alicja swimming, swimming, swimming, the liqueurs and generally the fabulous way Thanos and Alicja have introduced us to the Greek culture.

Thank you, thank you,
Jannie and Jeff xxx (Australia)
P.S. See you in the Caribbean….



Lefkas, 22 July 2012
Thanos and Alicia,

Thanks for the great hospitality, cooking and sea battles!!!! We look forward to catching up with you again. The experiences will live long in our memories!

Thank you,
Craft Chris – Meow Meow
Supa cheap Sue – Cheep Cheep



Lefkas, 22 July 2012

I have walked where ancient heroes have walked.
I have dined in villages where ancient gods have lived.
I have swum in the wine blue sea.
I have breathed the air with so much history.
I AM COMPLETE!!!

Thank you Thanos, Thank you Alicia
Roar Roar – Jonno
Squeak Squeak – Louise
(Australia)



Lefkas, 22 July 2012
Thanks Thanos & Alicja,

Great organization from start to finish and many emails! You have both gone out of your way to please us – very professional.

We will be back!
Jeff C. (Australia)



Lefkas, 22 July 2012
Thanos & Alicia,

A memorable week, memories to last a lifetime.
Thanos, very professional skipper and cool and calm under pressure of docking!
Alicia, the cooking was out of this world, better than any of the tavernas.

We loved our holiday and will return!!
Jan & Martin (Australia)



Lefkas, 15 July 2012
Kochana Alicjo i Drogi Thanosie

Tydzień na Velosie minął nam tak szybko, że będziemy się jeszcze długo zastanawiać, czy to było naprawdę, czy to był piękny sen.

Myślę, że wszyscy niżej podpisani podzielą moje odczucia – czuliśmy się pod Waszą opieką wspaniale i bezpiecznie oraz otoczeni wielką serdecznością.

Jesteśmy pod wrażeniem wielkiego profesjonalizmu i perfekcji Kapitana.

Ty, Alicjo,masz niezwykłą wiedzę i dar dzielenia się nią – za co dziękujemy - dowiedzieliśmy się tylu ciekawych rzeczy.

Poza tym poniżej impresje od każdego załoganta:
Monika W.

- niezapomniana,bajeczna kuchnia Alicji – Ewa

- przepyszna oliwa z oliwek ze świerzym chlebkiem – Maja

- przez wiele lat będę wspominała te pyszne nadziewane pomidory,które jedliśmy na obiad :) Kinga



Lefkas, 8 July 2012

Where do I start, the sailing, cooking, scenery, sunshine, Velos, Thanos, Alicia, all fantastic. We have holidayed from Texas to Alaska, Weymouth to the Isle of Sky, but nothing compares with the Greek Islands; such friendly people, good food and more importantly no rain!

I had my 60th birthday on board and was made to feel like a king, even a birthday cake. Alicia's cooking is fantastic and Thanos pours a good gin & tonic, add the sunshine and warm sea and you have the perfect holiday.

Unfortunately we had two of our party that had to cancel but Tracie managed to fill the spare cabin with her exotic outfits and wonderful jewelry.

Thanos runs a strict ship but we still experienced the odd boll…ing particularly the day before the end when someone passed an undesirable item in the toilet and blocked the port side pump! The overall experience has been fantastic, Alicia’s cooking has been 6 star, in fact the whole trip is 6 star.

We will return and thank you Guy & Nino for the recommendation.

Love & Best Wishes Thanos & Alicia,
Grant, Cheryl, Tony, Sue, Tristan & Tracie (Weymouth/Portland/Bridport, UK)



Lefkas, 1/7/2012
Kochani,

Bardzo dziękujemy za kolejny wspaniały rejs. Niepowtarzalna atmosfera,bajeczna kuchnia, nieprzeciętny kapitan, sprawiły, że będziemy za Wami tęsknić.

Do zobaczenia w przyszłym roku!!!
Kasia i Artur
Marysia i Willi
Anya i Dima
(Poland)



Lefkas, 24 June 2012

Velos, the swimming Hilton with the blue underwater light,
makes eyes and soul pretty wide!!

Thanos brought us to the nicest bays and Alicja was cooking for us in heavenly ways.
So we had a very pleasant time -thank God we had enough wine-! We leave Velos with lots of tears, hopefully you see us again at least in 4 years……

Thank you for your great hospitality!
Yours,
The Austrians (Heimo, Ulli, Danny, Victor)



Piraeus, 10 May 2012

Ten rejs przeszedł moje najśmielsze oczekiwania, było cudownie, jak w raju, brakuje slów by opisać wspaniałe wrażenia, które mieliśmy okazję doznać dzięki Alicji i Thanassisowi.

Bardzo Wam dziękujemy, z pewnością powrócimy wkrótce!
Edyta i Aleksander (Zywiec, Poland)



Piraeus, 10 May 2012


To był nasz trzeci pobyt u Alicji i Thanosa, `tym razem przeżyliśmy coś wyjatkowego.
Były szalone dni i noce we wspaniałym towarzystwie. Dzięki Wam ten tydzień przejdzie do naszych najwspanialszych wspomnień wakacyjnych. Napewno tu jeszcze wrócimy.

Dziękujemy za wszystko
Jolanta i Paweł B. (Poland)



Piraeus, 10 May 2012
Alicjo i Thanosie,

Dziękujemy za piękny rejs i wspaniałe bwspomnienia. Było super!

Emila i Maciej C. (Poland)



Piraeus, 10 June 2012


Thank you so much Thanos and Alicia for such an amazing adventure, we loved the huge selection and variety of islands and bays, the hospitality and foods was plentiful.

Thanks again for a memorable holiday,
Michelle M. (Sydney, Australia)

STROGANOFF!!!
Cheers :)
Alan O. (Sydney, Australia)



Piraeus, 4 May 2012
Drodzy Alicjo i Thanosie,

Przez tydzień byliśmy Waszymi gośćmi. Dbaliście o nas wyśmienicie, Alicja opowiadając, budując wyśmienitą, domową atmosferę, no i oczywiście świetnie gotując.

Thanassis, jako „Pan Domu” i Kapitan dbał onasze bezpieczeństwo, sprawnie i profesjonalnie przemieszczał nas w coraz piękniejsze meijsca. Jesleśmy bardzo wdzięczni za ten tydzień, będziemy go często wspominać.

Życzymy Wam spełnienia wszystkich planów na przyszłość, a nam wszystkim rychłego spotkania pod żaglami – miejmy nadzieję w przyszłym roku :)

Damian, Kasia, Oskar i Dominika z Piekar Śląskich (Poland)



Piraeus, 4 maja 2012

Kochani – my również podpisujemy się naszymi ośmioma rękami ;) pod słowami Damiana. Akumulatory naładowaliśmy słońcem, zapachami i SMAKAMI i mamy nadzieję, że na długo!

Dziękujemy!!!
Ania, Adam, Szymek i Jagoda (Poland)



Piraeus, 4 maja 2012

Wielkie dzieki za wspaniałe 7 dnina falach w urokliwej atmosferze. Genialna kuchnia i napitki towarzyszące tworzyły atmosferę i przeżycia nie do zapomnienia!

Krystyna, Lucjan i Tomek M. (Poland)



Piraeus, 15 April 2012

Thanos and Alicja,

Thanks for your hospitality with our family. We can’t find the words for all your delicious cooking. Your skill with the boat, particularly mooring in all sorts of interesting situations, made our trip a most enjoyable one.
Appreciate you sharing part of Greece with us and our boys. Happy we were able to avoid any sacrifices to the Stone Ship (Petrocaravo Rock) and Aeolos.
Let us know if we can ever repay the favour and share a little western hospitality with you.

Derek, Leann, Brent, Haeden (USA)

Piraeus, 15 April 2012
Thanos and Alicia,
Thank you so much for sharing your home with us. The lessons we learned aboard about sailing, cooking and life will be treasured always. You can be sure we will be in touch to share our future sailing adventures.
You are amazing ambassadors for your nations and the art of sailing. You will always have a place at our table if your adventures ever bring you to our part of the world.
Fair winds and following seas,
Steve and Allesha W. (Virginia, USA)

Piraeus, 15 April 2012
Captain and Hostess Extraordinaire!

Great week – good food, good company, even good weather (for most part). Thanks for accommodating the whims of our family and providing the adventure of a lifetime. Know the ”would-be sailors” in our group appreciated the opportunity to “pilot” the ship!
Beautiful country – would like to return (as long as our knees can navigate the hills and gangplank!) and will certainly recommend to others.


Smooth sailing always,
Nancy and Derrill (CA, USA)


Piraeus, 15 April 2012

Really enjoyed sharing our little family reunion with you both. Alicja, you have a new friend for life in Headen!

Thank you both
Derrill (USA)

 

 

 

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