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 and practical 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.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Christos

Christos had a love for sailing and for the Greek Islands since an early age. After completing his studies on civil engineering he went on to work as an engineer for a few years before taking the big decision to follow a career in yachting.

He worked at the island of Milos for two seasons since 2017 as a captain on sailing yachts, taking guests on day cruises before joining our team in 2019. Christos was born in Greece in 1988 and when he’s not sailing, he lives in Nafplio at the eastern coast of the Peloponnese.

Christos is holding the Yachtmaster Offshore issued by the UK Department of Transport and he’s licensed to command vessels up to 24 meters in length. As safety onboard is very important he has been trained in First Aid, Fire Fighting and Sea Survival.

He has a very nice and easy going personality, a good sense of humor and he enjoys taking his guests around his favorite islands. He is very fluent in English and of course Greek which is his native language.

Just like the rest of us he likes to travel and in his free time he follows his passion which is surfing and windsurfing. During his student years he spent quite a lot of time working as a bar tender, so from time to time you will see him coming out of the galley with a few cocktails for his guests!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Dimitra

Just like the rest of us, Dimitra joined our world of sailing because she has a great love for the sea, the life on the Greek Islands and meeting people from all over the world. With her friendly personality she will make you feel at home the moment you step on the yacht and will make sure you have a great time during your cruise.

Dimitra graduated from Athens University with a degree in English Literature but her love for the sea and the easy-going pace of life at the Greek Islands led her to a career in yachting.

Before joining us in 2018, she taught English language but also spent a season as a pool supervisor at a water park and another season at the island of Santorini where she worked in a hotel. She has been cruising with us both at the Greek Islands in the summer and the Caribbean Islands in the winter.





She was born in Greece in 1994 and her home town is Patra, on the north-western coast of the Peloponnese. Except for English which of course she speaks very fluently and Greek which is her native language, she also speaks a little Polish and Spanish. Her love for travelling and exploring different cultures took her to Poland and Serbia where she spent a few months working in hotels, but to other countries as well which she visited as a traveler.

Dimitra is an excellent cook and in her galley she will prepare for you Alicia’s delicious Mediterranean dishes that have given our cruises their gourmet character! In her free time she likes to participate in theater plays, photography, music events and of course travel.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Nikolina

Nikolina was born in Greece in 1986 and grew up in Patra, on the north-western coast of the Peloponnese, where from an early age she developed a love for the sea. After completing her studies on International Commerce and Marketing and having worked for a few years in that field, she eventually decided to turn her passion for cooking into a career, so she joined a culinary school and became a chef.

Having worked at an Italian restaurant in Australia, a kitchen bar at the island of Folegandros in Greece, a gourmet restaurant in Athens and a hotel in Cyprus, in 2019 she joined our beautiful world of sailing.

She speaks English and of course Greek which is her native language. Nikolina loves to travel, trying the different countries’ cuisines along the way and with her great cooking skills she will prepare Alicia’s delicious Mediterranean recipes at lunch time.




For those occasions when you decide to stay in a secluded bay for the evening, she will cook an unforgettable dinner for you. Nikolina will take care of everything during your cruise and make sure that this sailing trip will be one of the best holidays of your life.



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