Description of Thanos's sailboat
Sailboat Ocean Yachts 56 17m
We believe that yachting holidays should not be reserved only for 'yachty' people who have been to sailing schools and hold the right qualifications to charter their own yacht. So we made an effort to create a holiday for everyone with a love for the sea who would like to give it a try without spending a fortune. And we succeeded with our Greek Island cruises! All our yachts operate with a crew of two (captain & cook/hostess) and offer half-board accommodation. Mythos and Evi can accommodate 8 guests in 4 cabins and Nicolas 12 guests in 6 cabins. We cruise around the Ionian Islands with Patras as a base. Why take a package holiday and get stuck in a tourist resort for a whole week, when you can visit a different island each day on a crewed yacht charter in Greece? Book the whole yacht for your party or share the yacht by joining our cabin cruises (cabin charters). On our Greek Island cruises you can head for the big and busy islands or explore the small isolated ones. Visit the beautiful old historical towns like Corfu or Hydra with their amazing architecture and romantic atmosphere or the little fishing villages spread around the coasts. Take a walk at the countryside exploring the islands, or just stick by the water and relax. And what's more, you can learn how to sail a yacht! Every afternoon we will drop the anchor in a different bay which can be either quiet and secluded, or one containing an endless sandy beach busy with people lying in the sun and playing with the water. However, we normally avoid these busy places (usually accessed by road), and prefer to go to the secluded ones. The choice is yours. There, you will be able to enjoy swimming in the warm clear waters, snorkeling, sunbathing on the deck with a cold beer in your hand, head for the beach or just relax and read your book. When the time comes to move from one place to another, we hoist the sails and the magic starts! Our yachts will run the relatively short distances between the islands in a few hours while you enjoy the scenery, the sun, the sound of the water running along the hull, or watch the dolphins who quite often follow the yacht and play around it. On our Greek Island cruises you can participate as much as you want in the sailing of the yacht. You can sit back and let us take care or everything, or if you feel like being more active you can sail the yacht yourself with our help. There is no need to have any sailing experience or ever been on a boat before, and if you would like to learn about the art of sailing, we will give you tuition both on the theoretical and practical aspects of it.
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Offered by Thanos
Thanos 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.
Location of the sailboat: Patras Harbor, Patras