Friday, 13 July 2018 17:24
Wow! What an adventure Captain Yiannis led us on. We swam in crystal clear waters, saw ancient ruins, beautiful classic Greek towns all with his years of expertise. We would not hesitate to set sail again with Yiannis as his years of experience shone through. Our communications prior to our sailing adventure began with many emails and Yiannis was more than happy to answer our questions and help plan our trip of just a small taste a week could provide of the. Thank you again, Captain, it was a pleasure to sail with you.
Friday, 29 June 2018 18:10 | Adelaide, South Australia
Thanks Yiannis for showing us the beautiful Greek islands!! You took us to some amazing locations and we swam in the most beautiful waters. Thanks again and hope we can return to see the rest of the islands one day. Ryan, Rachel, Dan, Sophia.
Friday, 22 June 2018 18:16
If I had a boat...
We've been traveling to Greece for several years, thinking about a catamaran trip. This was the year. We're so happy we choose to sail with Yannis. We were able to visit so many islands, and Yannis took us to unbelievable private swimming areas. We were traveling as a group of seven, and a variety of ages. We were all amazed and happy with our experience.
Yannis is a skilled seaman and a warm, friendly, knowledgeable ambassador for the Greek islands. If you're looking to explore the Greek islands by boat, we highly recommend Yannis, and Sail the Greek Islands!
Friday, 22 June 2018 09:26
Best vacation we have ever had
We had somewhat vague expectations, as we have never been on a sailing trip before and did not know how this over-scheduled family of six would fare with regard to seasickness, close and simple quarters, and a lack of firm itinerary. I can proclaim with full confidence, however, that this was precisely the vacation we never even knew we needed. Our Captain, Paris, is professional and a great gentleman, and after consulting with our frame of mind, quickly planned a suitable itinerary to launch us on the trip of a lifetime. Our hostess, Lorella, is a skilled and artistic cook, quite knowledgeable about the history and beautiful spots to visit on each island, and an interesting philosopher/humanitarian. Our four kids swam, talked, played cards and backgammon, and actually put away their phones to enjoy the incredible scenery. My husband and I have never felt so relaxed and free. No two islands were alike - each with its own personality and secrets to reveal. No two sunrises or sunsets quite the same. Our only regret was that it has taken us so long to discover. We hope to return.
Friday, 15 June 2018 19:48
We (my husband and I and our 4 children) had a fantastic week of sailing around the Greek Islands with Yiannis at the helm and Mataula as our hostess. Yiannis was incredibly helpful and responsive throughout the planning process for this trip. Then when the time finally came for this trip of a lifetime, it was even more wonderful than I had expected. Yiannis is a skilled and confident sailor and I knew at the start we were in good hands. In addition to his sailing skills, he is so knowledgeable and fun to be around. We saw the most amazing places in the Greek Islands. We discovered the incredible natural beauty that Greece has to offer because of his knowledge. I would highly recommend this to anyone seeking a relaxing and beautiful vacation in Greece.
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 of our questions and requests. We are already planning our next trip!
Thank you for a great vacation!
Friday, 08 June 2018 17:59 | Boston, MA
We had a remarkable week sailing with Yiannis--many thanks to him for making it a fun and safe adventure. Planning a trip of this type of not insignificant. From the first email, Yiannis was quick with information and feedback, always incredibly timely with responses. We changed our mind several times on the type of boat we wanted--he was always patient and forthcoming with advice.
The itinerary we chose was simply terrific--we visited Kythnos, Kea, Tinos,Mykonos and Siros. in each destination we had a front row seat to the port and had great recommendations on what to see and do. We also had several surprise swimming stops in some spectacular places--which was a blast.
Yiannis' handling our boat was great--we always felt safe and well taken care of. I would highly recommend an adventure with him. He made us feel right at home. Thanks Yiannis for a great time.
Brian Harrington and family
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