Security: it is always rule number 1 at sea, whether on a sailboat, yacht or tanker.
Requirements: every year, perfect maintenance of the boats and improvements, quality family cooking
Kindness: our work has a meaning and it is beautiful: to give Happiness ...
A family business means adding together experiences, perfect knowledge of our boats, unwavering motivation to offer the best to our passengers ... who come back often! It must be said that with more than 16,000 km of coastline (as much as all around the Mediterranean!) And its thousands of islands and islets, Greece can be visited dozens of times without ever returning to the same island...
Authenticity: our perfect knowledge of the Greek archipelagos allows us to offer travelers a succession of picturesque coves and ports without being limited to major tourist centers. The meals on board (half board), are a family greek cooking of excellent quality.
Harmony with nature: our fifty (sails and motor) consume in a month what a big motor-yacht consumes in an hour... for the same number of guests. Their solar panels and an electronic management of a powerful bank of batteries allow to use very little the generator :-) ... while on most boats of this size the generator runs 24 hours a day (pollution + noise pollution). It also imposes a cuisine based on fresh products and ... no one will complain!
Quality / price ratio: Since the beginning of the company, our priority has been quality, whether in terms of boats, itineraries, meals and crews. It comes at a price, so you will find cheaper than us on the market. We have passengers returning for the eighth time on board.
On our schooners from a young age, Themistocle was "sailor", then "sailor-cook", then 4 years skipper of the ANATOLIE, then on the SYROLANA (27 m) and finally on the KAPETAN KOSMAS.
A key element of the company: she takes care of bookings and logistics with efficiency and kindness.
In July and August, we leave the then very windy Cyclades, for the green islands of Sporades and Ionians ...
After 4 years at the helm of a special forces military embarkation, Manolis skippered a caique of excursions on the island of Crete for 6 years before joining us in 2016. He has been the captain of the Syrolana for several years.
The Syrolana in a confidential cove ...
Haris is also a musician and plays Laoutou instrument, mostly Cretan songs.
Founder of the schooner cruise business, Alexandre is now retired.
Greek from the diaspora, the grandfather, Prof. Ioannis Th. Matsakis, received in 1977 an arrears of pay reserved for veterans decorated during the war, and decided to use it by building a 12-meter wooden caique, a "Trehandiri", the event at the origin of the maritime orientation of the family.
The professional activity of gulet cruises in Greece, started by his son Alexander more than 20 years ago, is based on the island of Syros, in the center of the Cyclades. Today it is "the grandson" Themistocle, on the boats from an early age, who took over the family business.