Stankiewicz and Unruh Families
Tuesday, 12 September 2017 19:46
We absolutely loved our sailing adventure with Yiannis. We booked early, and he was very helpful in every step of the charter process, and then in following up with us again as our trip got closer. He answered all our questions, gave plenty of advice and helped us design a trip that we would enjoy. He's also a very capable sailor. We hit some very rough waters one day, but he handled the boat with aplomb and we felt safe with him as captain. The islands themselves were lovely, and the water was fantastic. We stopped at some small towns that were lovely to explore, but also some larger ports with beautiful, marble streets and active nightlife. Almost every day we stopped at beautiful coves with only a handful of people in sight and swam and snorkeled and enjoyed the beach and the water. The real gem of our trip was our hostess, Fotini. She is not only an amazing cook, she's also a warm, caring person who put her every effort into seeing that we enjoyed our trip. And she always knew what we would need before we did. We really enjoyed getting to know her, and it was fun to share our vacation with her. I highly recommend this trip for an opportunity to explore Greece off the beaten path. We miss you already, Yiannis and Fotini -- we'll be back!
Friday, 01 September 2017 16:12 | Greece
Sailing in Greek Islands 2017
We have just finished a brilliant holiday sailing around the beautiful islands of Corfu, Paxos, Anti paxos and Lefkas with Yanis as our skipper. He was most informed with local knowledge and a very competent sailor. It was a delight to share our experience of the greek islands with our family as we returned to Paxos where we honeymooned 30 years ago. Not much had changed a delightful harbour and brandy alexanders as the sun was setting. The yacht was well equipped for a family of six with a young child and the majority had no sailing experience but Yanis was able to train us regarding safety and basics well!
Sonia Theoret Lori Stasis Carol Wilson J
Friday, 21 July 2017 20:52
Canadian adventurous women
We have just returned from a FABULOUS Sailing adventure around the Cyclades Islands.
We visited 15 Islands in 14 days stopping at secluded beautiful beaches along the way
Our Captain Yiannis Stassis, did a fantastic job informing us of the history and culture of these Islands
along with where the best places to sight see, shop and eat. He made it very easy being fluent in English and Greek.
We would recommend sailthegreekislands.com to any one wanting to see beautiful Greece from the sea in the comfort
and confidence that Yiannis provided. Yianni was very considerate and patient on this exciting adventure. He was also environmentally friendly to the sea.
Thank you Yiannis for going above and beyond our expectations
Sonia, Lori, Carol and Jo-Ann
The Witherell & Mock Family
Friday, 30 June 2017 17:48
Amazing Family Vacation!
We had a fabulous time sailing with Captain Yiannis! He took us to all of the islands we wanted to check out - plus more! We saw 10 islands in a week and some of the most beautiful beaches and spots in the Aegean Sea. I highly recommend using him to plan your sailing trip of the Greek Islands. He is easy going, and was able to put up with 10 of us (including 5 kids) all with different needs and requests; and accommodated everybody. He cares about the sea and makes a special effort to clean up all garbage he finds while sailing; as well as picking up trash on the islands to keep them beautiful. He was an awesome Skipper and we look forward to sailing with him again in the future! Thanks Yiannis for everything!
Friday, 16 June 2017 19:16 | Ionian Islands
Vacation of a lifetime!!!
This was one of the best vacations of my life!!! Captain Yannis suggested the Ionian islands as a family-friendly sailing trip for my girl-friend, our combined 4 young children, and my 70 year old mother. It was perfect!!!! The sea was calm and sea-sickness-friendly. The beaches were perfect and we had a private beach several times. Captain Yannis knew the best spots and was always a step ahead of everything. I could not have asked for a better captain. I have to give extra special thanks to Fotini, our hostess. She was AMAZING!!!! Book early so that you can be sure to reserve her. Do not hesitate to book with this company, it was better and more personalized than the larger companies and you only pay for what you use. So much better!!
Overall, this was a trip of a lifetime and exactly what I had dreamed of. In a word...Perfect!!!! Thank you Captain Yannis and Fotini!!!
julie st. clair
Friday, 19 May 2017 16:52 | Seattle, Washington
Thanks to Yiannis, our week long sailing adventure turned into a trip of a lifetime. Besides being a very capable skipper and a knowledgeable, natural born guide, he has a great love for hosting his guests and introducing them to the centuries old Greek traditions and lifestyle. His carefree attitude and love of life allows him to fit in easily with any group and contribute greatly to the overall experience. I intend to strongly recommend his trip experience to all of my friends and would tell anyone even considering a Greek sailing trip to run to the nearest computer and book it with him immediately.
Monday, 08 May 2017 19:13 | London
Sailing the Cyclades in May 2017
Whether you desire to cruise in calm waters or challenge the high seas under canvas, Yiannis is your man! With a background in sailing the world and restoring engines, his experience of the islands are formidable. Matulda did a fine job in the galley, rustling up tasty food at all times of the day. One tip: bring Euro cash with you for the trip. This is not a cashless society.
Eric And Crew
Friday, 21 April 2017 18:38 | Seattle, Washington
Best Trip and Crew
This boating trip was great thanks to Yiannis and Matoula, who made our Mediterranean sailing adventure amazing. They are a great team and were able to anticipate what we would want at every stop. The places we moored each night were very well thought out. Yiannis and Matoula had excellent knowledge about places to eat and see for each day and eagerly willing to help us find what we were looking for. Our group, a party of 6, was well fed and taken care of the entire time. Matoula made excellent traditional Greek meals with fresh produces and baked goods from each port we stopped. She even made a birthday cake on the boat while we were out exploring. Not to mention they put up with listening to our same absurd playlist day after day. This was a trip we didn't want to end. We would recommend this trip and crew to anyone looking for a personalized, one of a kind, great sail of the Greek Isles. Thank You Yiannis and Matoula!
Saturday, 08 April 2017 19:59
We were very lucky to have found SailTheGreekIslands.com, when searching for our Greece vacation. Yiannis was so helpful and accommodating when responding to all of my emails and numerous questions I had about the chartering of a yacht and going to the Greek Islands. Yiannis was chartering another family around so he set us up with a skipper named Spyros who was amazing! Spyros taught the kids how to do sailor knots, was helpful in explaining to all of us how to sail a yacht, and he was just all-around very informative and fun to be around. Aside from the first day of sailing we had pretty calm water. Some in our group were prone to motion sickness and having sea bands really helped with this. On the first day you'll have to go grocery shopping and be prepared to get plenty of water, alcohol, toilet paper, and paper towels. Also if you have room, pack beachtowels. Be prepared for a couple of long sailing days by bringing games, cards, other things for your group to do. Also bring a car charger for your electronics to plug into. I cannot rave enough about this wonderful experience that we had. It was so out of the ordinary of what we usually do for a vacation. We were very fortunate and grateful to have found Yiannis and SailTheGreekIslands.com. I want to thank both Yiannis and Spyros for such an amazing week!
Friday, 07 April 2017 18:03
One of the best vacations our family has ever taken. Captain Yiannis was a pleasure to sail with and knowledgeable about the islands. If you are looking to relax and have some adventure at the same time, this is the vacation for you. Wonderful sights, delicious food, good company, fantastic memories! ~ The Hickman Family 2017