Meet Your Skippers- in Greece
Our skippers Nikos,
Harris, Flavio, Angelo, Giannis, Panos,
Christos, Pericles, George
and Kyriakos, and Alexandros
and Apostoli extend a warm and heartfelt welcome to all guests sailing
Sail Greece with professional skippers, of Greek origin with wonderful
personalities whose, one and only goal, is to make your sailing charter.......an
event to remember. !!!! Our hostess
Maria, Syni, Elina...read
Captains and crew are available for
expertly skipper your yacht. Our skippers and hostesses are knowledgeable of the many islands to visit,
the best places to swim, shop, eat and the night life hotspots. We choose our skippers for
their expertise, their friendliness, outgoing natures and ability to speak the English language.
Your skipper will act as your liaison between yourselves and the Greek people. You
can expect from your skipper, courteous,
friendly service along with expert handling of your yacht.
- You need to hire a skipper if you have minimal or
no experience in sailing. It is also a good idea to hire a skipper even if some in your
party have sailing experience. Sailing the Greek Seas well known for the
famous Meltemi Winds, can become a challenge even for the
most experienced sailors. It's also nice to have a skipper to handle the yacht while
you relax and enjoy your trip.
- Your skipper will be part of your crew for
the duration of your charter. You will get to know each other very well and
perhaps become good friends! Quarters can be "tight" at times on any
yacht and your skipper will discretely allow for privacy and private time
between guests. Most often your skipper will enjoy a
meal together with your group, to share in your companionship, laugh and have a
good time. There may be times that your skipper may not be able to leave the
yacht unattended due to weather conditions or some other reason.
- Skipper fees are Euro 130-150 per day
- Hostess/Cook fees are Euro 110-130 per day
A gratuity of 15% is welcome by your crew at charter's end
- Our affiliate partner in Greece,
Nikos of Exas Yachting will see your charter from start to finish.
There's a good chance Niko will be your skipper when chartering one of his
privately owned Bavaria yachts. Niko has had a love affair with the ocean almost from birth. He
practically learned to sail as he was learning to walk.
His good humor, friendliness and outgoing nature are a close match to his
expert sailing and skipper skills. He has earned quite a reputation among
our clients and is often sought after as their skipper of choice.
He welcomes all visitors to his country of Greece and will take every step
to ensure a very memorable sailing charter with our yachts. See
more of Niko and members of the Exas Family.
- Harris is a boyhood friend of Niko's and
an expert sailor. Harris has been sailing for too many years to mention,
has extensive race sailing experience and has single handedly sailed to
every corner of the Greek Seas. Sailing a yacht to Harris, each and every day,
is a dream come true.
Leave it up to Harris to know the best places to sail, swim, snorkel,
fish, eat and shop!
He will expertly guide your charter from island to island showing you the
beauty of Greece.
Affectionately dubbed the Sean Connery look alike, Harris awaits your
visit and his chance to offer you a wonderful charter experience.
Meet the newest member of our skipper family, Alexandros is
young, enthusiastic and fun going all around. Like his father, Nikos, he
has been in love with the sea and sailing from a very young age. He
actively participates in professional races year round between his college
classes and skippering during the summer season.
has professionally sailed all areas of Greece with clients who have
commented on his expert sailing skills and his positive interpersonal
interaction with guests. Not only will you see Alexandros at the helm but
also actively participating with clients to show them the islands of
Greece that he loves and knows so well. We welcome Alexandros with his
easy smile, enthusiasm and good nature!!
: Diploma of offshore sailing up to 20m from 1991 Hellenic Yacht. Fed.
Holder of Greek seamans logbook.
Holder of license for power boat up to 20m.
S.T.C.W 95 issued by school of life saving and fire Aspropyrgos
Diploma of sailing instructor Hellenic minister of athletic
RYA Master- MCA Offshore sailing and speed boat license
Languages : Greek, Italian, English
Experience : 1991-present
First mate, crew 4 on: S/Y CALLISTO Swan 80
Skipper.Vessel: M/Y Flash Baia 48 2000
Skipper: Sailing yachts
Hobbies: Sailing: with allot of victory in local regatta
with Olympic class
Music : Compose of music, playing Piano.
Our Greek Australian friend, Angelo, is
a true outdoor enthusiast. Angelo has joined ranks as a
professional skipper in Greece after years of "mainland"
living. Angelo has dreamed of life on the open seas from an early age.
After several years
in the law field, Angelo has thrown in the
towel to enthusiastically pursue his dream of the great outdoors.
Certified as a yachtmaster and certified sailing instructor with the Royal Yachting Association of the
UK (RYA) , Angelo was a participant crew member in the 1993 Sydney to
Like Nikos and Harris, Angelo is at home with the sea, commandeering
his ancestral sailing grounds of past heroes and gods. An expert at
best, come and sail Greece with Angelo. His warm Australian nature and
Greek hospitality is a great combination to set the mood for an
courtesy of Mrs. J. Hannon of Australia, a recent client having had
the pleasure of sailing the Dodekanesa islands with Angelo.Thank you
Licenses: RYA Yacht master Instructor
ASA Coastal and IYT Coastal Instructor
Makis with Syni on the
Meet Giannis, a very pleasant and easy going
sailor whose every thought and action is geared to ensuring his clients enjoy
every minute of their sailing charter. Professionally sailing for the last 28
years, Giannis has sailed extensively in most areas of the Eastern Mediterranean.
Sailing is his passion which he enjoys sharing with his guests. You will
be well taken care of aboard any yacht sailing with Giannis. He enjoys sports
and has enjoyed a teaching career. Languages spoken are Greek, English and
A vibrant enthusiastic sailor, Panos enjoys every
aspect of sailing in Greece. In his own words..."I believe this is the best
country (Greece) to offer the most incredible vacation in the world".
"Always important is that my clients have a great time and I will always do
my best to make sure they do. I like sailing but I also like to show
clients the best places in our country and to teach them the most important
things about sailing"
You may often catch Panos sailing his favorite yacht, an Ocean Star 51.1 3 cabin
version, usually with honeymoon couples on board. Panos enjoys fishing and
soccer, and speaks Greek and English.
Welcome another captain to the Exas
Family. Christos has been an active member in the
yachting world from early 1995. He decided to utilize his sailing expertise as a
career which has benefited the sailing community. Christos is certified with the
American Sailing Association both as a professional sailor and as a sailing instructor.
Christo will safely and expertly handle your yacht while you relax and instruct
you on the basics of sailing during your charter. Chances are Christos will be
your instructor when taking courses to learn to sail with our school in
Athens. Charm, a winning smile and vibrant energy are characteristic of
Christo. Languages spoken are Greek and English.
friend and host to the Greek Islands, Pericles is well known on all the
islands. It is common for locals on the islands to welcome Pericles' group
to their tavernas with heartfelt Greek hospitality. Known for his easy going
personality and humor, Pericles will make you feel at home on your yacht from
your first step on board. Pericles has been sailing the Greek Islands for many years; is an expert
professional sailor with a goal to make your holidays in Greece -"the best
you will have". The Taggarts have summed up Pericles so well - we invite
you to read online.
Languages spoken are Greek and English.
Licenses: ASA Coastal Instructor; RYA Yacht master;
IYT Coastal Instructor
Meet George, a well seasoned and friendly Greek sailor known to all for his
gentleness and wonderful personality. George has been sailing from the early age
of 11 and professionally since 1999.
German Power and Sail
RYA Yacht master
USA IYT Coastal Instructor.
Languages spoken are Greek, English and German
Kyriako is a
"born sailor" from the seafaring island of Ikaria.
In love with the sea from birth he enjoys sailing more than anything
else. His clients are number one on his yachts for safety and making sure all
guests have a great time.
Kyriako sums up his experiences: " My goal is to make your holidays
on board the best you ever had. I will take you sailing into hidden bays, show
you the beauty and history of the islands and if you like good food - I will
share with you my favorite places. I will be your skipper and friend in Greece.
So let's have some fun sailing your yacht together!"
Kyriako speaks Greek and English and has been a professional sailor from 1994.
Photos of Harris and others.....more - click
photos courtesy of the Rogado family - Thank You!
Harri with Octopus
courtesy of J. Skoog group
Apostoli has a Bachelors of Engineering in Mechanical Engineering from Brunel
University, UK and a Masters of Engineering in Civil Engineering from Stevens
Institute of Technology, USA.
He is certified Skipper and IANTD Open Water Scuba Instructor. He has extensive
experience in boat modification both from the family ship building company and
his service in the Hellenic Navy, in Souda Naval Base, Crete.
Exas Worldwide Yacht Charters Inc
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