Captain Yiannis Stassis
Greetings dear Guests!
My name is Ioannis (Yiannis) Stassis, I am an experienced and knowledgeable skipper and the owner of SailTheGreekIslands.com
Here is a recent picture of me with my younger son Aristotle at the tomb of the unknown soldier in Athens Greece!
On my quest to finally attain my dream, I have had an exciting, full life. Carburetor re-builder, seaman in the Greek merchant marine, chef, pizza maker, licensed auto mechanic, real-estate agent, auto-shop owner, and finally, for the past 20 years, professional skipper and yacht charter agent for the Greek Islands.
I have lived and worked in Greece, Canada and the USA, and have traveled over all of the oceans and many of the seas on our wonderful planet.
“We are what we repeatedly do. Excellence, then, is not an act but a habit.”
“Pleasure in the job puts perfection in the work.” – Aristotle
Skipper Spyros Dagklis
Spyros was born in Athens in 1982 and studied Computer Engineering. His love for the sea and his childhood memories of his father serving the Greek Navy made him turn sailing from hobby to profession in 2009. Since then, he has collected thousands of miles under his belt and has visited most of the Greek coast line working as a delivery and charter skipper for monohulls / catamarans and powerboats, as well as a sailing instructor.
As an ex commercial diver he is just as comfortable underwater as sitting on the helm. During the winter he is teaching Computer science in Greek High-school. When he is not sailing you will probably find him cooking for his friends.
Hostess Matoula Antimahiti
My name is Matoula and I am a Civil Engineer. Five years ago, I completed my first trip as a hostess, and it was then I realized that I love travelling in the sea, helping my clients explore the unique beauty and secrets of Greece. I am discrete, polite and always happy to help.
My specialty…Mediterranean cuisine! Greece is home to some of the finest ingredients in the world, you can enjoy them all on board.
Hostess Fotini Kokinou
Jim Willis and Virginia Foster Saturday, 03 September 2016 18:20 | Los Angeles, California, USA
Come and see for yourself! You will be home!
Our first (second) day was the Acropolis. Acro – “tip end or height”, polis – “of town”. We owe to Greece: Democracy, Medicine, Philosophy. As President Clinton said, (borrowing a line from JFK), “We are all Greek!” For citizens of the west, no truer words were spoken.
On our third day we joined Captain Yiannis and Hostess Fotini on the S/V Amorgos in Lavrion. Lavrion is a working port. The ubiquitous ferry greeted us with a “toot”, “Hello I’m here. How are you?” After stowing our gear, Cap’t Yanni said, “Let’s go!” and we were off to our first port of call.
Now, six days later we are bittersweet; leaving our new friends: We hope our connection with Yiannis and Fotini lasts forever! In the mean time we have experienced a re-birth from the cradle. “Take me Lord, for I have seen enough!” Civilization experienced, not from textbooks but from the ancient artifacts. Made of marble, built to last – forever.
I’ve sailed with many Captains – Yiannis is the complete package- competent, knowledgeable, and personable and above all a citizen of Manna Gaia – “Mother Earth”. He has our respect for sailing seamanship as well as his ability to judge our “comfort level”, anticipate our wants and needs and act accordingly.
Fotini is Captain Yiannis’ most often requested hostess. She is an amazing person, smart, graceful, beautiful and an excellent hostess. I am sure everyone who sails with her would take her home on terms of her choosing. We are all Greek. We are home. We owe our civilization to these people. Come and see for yourself. You will fall in love again!
Skipper Paris Christoforidis
Jennings Family , Monday, 11 June 2018 14:47 | Atlanta, GA, USA
Great Family Vacation
This was a new experience for us, and it was handled well by Yiannis and team. We were on a catamaran for a week with our teenage children and this vacation gave us a chance to spend time together with limited distractions. Yiannis and our skipper Paris were great to work with and were open and flexible with all our questions and requests. We are already planning our next trip!
Thank you for a great vacation!
Hostess Despoina Vasilopoulou
John Konstandopoulos , Friday, 31 August 2018 16:05 | Ioanian Islands
Words cannot describe the wonderful experience we had with Captain Yiannis and our beautiful hostess Despina, on our bucket list of things to do and now that we have experienced sailing with Captain Yiannis we are planning our next trip with him and Despina.
We had a remarkable seven days seeing beautiful islands, wonderful beaches and the amazing colours of the sea.
A trip of a lifetime, one that will always be with us forever, Both Captain Yiannis and Despina were absolutely amazing and accommodated to all our needs. The trip was beyond all our expectations.