Operating in the East Mediterranean
Andreas is a holder of the RYA’s Yachtmaster Ocean and he is also certified for GMDSS Long Range Operations, firefighting and lifesaving. He speaks English fluently.He grew up in a family business that is owning, chartering and providing assistance to yachts. Since the year 2000 he has been working as skipper in sailing and power vessels all around the Mediterranean. His first charters started with sailing vessels in the Sporades islands (Skiathos, Skopelos, Alonisos) located in the Northern Aegean sea. He stayed there for 2 years doing weekly sailing trips as captain. Then he moved to Athens and Lavrion where he got to know the Cyclades islands (Mykonos, Paros, Syros, Santorini etc) very well. The Last 6 years he is based at the Ionian Sea where he acquired perfect knowledge of the area’s attractions and weather conditions. Over the years and countless miles he has developed excellent seamanship. He is a people pleaser and has a great sense of humor. Andreas has two daughters, In his spare time he is an enthusiastic road cyclist and a swimmer.
Dimitra is specialized in Mediterranean cuisine and is skilled in diverse range of cuisines including classic French, Asian Italian and different types of diets such as Paleo, gluten-free, vegan and more. Her cooking style can be described as fresh and healthy as she is using the freshest ingredients that are available in the market of each port and presented to a very high standard. Her personal qualities as creativity, punctuality,commitment, adaptability along with her organizing skills and friendly personality make her a valuable part of Helene's crew. Apart from her experience as Chef on board commercial yachts, Dimitra has been working with children as an animator since 2015 where she was organizing experiential art workshops, environmental actions and recreational events. Dimitra holds, among others, an open sea sailing license (advanced-HYCA 2018), Advanced Open Water Diver (IANTD) 2015, speedboat license, a certificate of Works of Arts maintenance technician, a diploma from Athens school of Arts as a visual artist Pedagogy adequacy of Art teaching and is constantly attending cookery courses in across Europe. In her free time she enjoys traveling, swimming and scuba diving. Dimitra speaks English, Greek and knows German.
Guest Comments 2016
What an amazing week! Helene was a great sailing for ourfamily trip to celebrate many things…special birthdays, anniversary, collegegraduation and more!
Special thanks to Andres and Kate for making the week extra special-professional,capable and personal toucher were in everything they did for us all week.
Thanks for a special memory!
Thank you for a wonderful week. Thank you Sebastiano for masterful skippering. Thank you Kate for caring for our taste buds! And thank you HELENE for keeping us safe and warm. –Andrea Many thanks to Kate and Sebastiano for these wonderful ten days through the marvelous islands, sailing and enjoying everything. Thanks to HELENE as well and hopefully I will be back soon! What a wonderful holiday! Thanks! –Paolo