Name: Stavros Mentis,
Being Greek himself, Stavros has extensive charter experience in the Greek Islands and Western Mediterranean. With Stavros at the helm, you’re guaranteed an immersive and bespoke sailing experience in the Cyclades, the Ionian Islands or the Saronic Gulf islands.
Stavros always knew that he belonged on yachts. He started as a deckhand and rose in the ranks until he became captain of motor yachts and sailing yachts. Stavros has successfully served on board both charter and private luxury yachts since 1996, and has accrued a massive number of nautical miles on yachts including Blusky, Geosun, Princess L, Onyx and Nitta V.
Stavros is fluent in Greek and English, and has a keen interest in motorbikes. Perhaps he can give you some tips for exploring the islands on two wheels - sometimes this is the best way to access those hidden bays!
Stavros holds a Captain’s Diploma and certificates in Fire Fighting, Advance FF, First Aid and Medical Care.
Name: Dionysios Giannitsanos
Dionysis holds an array of impressive certifications, including a boatswain diploma and certificate for Fire Prevention, Firefighting and Personal Safety. He’s a Padi Open Water Diver, so you’ll want this guy around as you go diving off the coast of Zakynthos.
Dionysis began his career on cruise ships way back in 1999, but decided to switch to yachts when he started his own family in 2012. He’s spent time on yachts like Pollux, Bagheera, Suncoco, and Happy Dolphin2.
A hands-on type of guy, Dionysis takes care of the yacht toys including kayaks, stand-up paddle boards and surfboards, which you’ll definitely want to make use of in the gorgeous waters of the Greek Islands.
Aboard a stunning wooden motor yacht like Entre Cielos, you’ll start to leave it all behind and really tune in to the natural beauty around you. As a passionate swimmer and fisherman, Dionysis has an innate appreciation for the simpler things in life, so feel free to pick his brain on the best swimming and fishing spots on your route.
Name: Rannia Brilaki
Rannia earned a Chef’s degree at the LE MONDE Institute and has a bachelor’s degree
in Art Conservation & Maintenance. She’s your go-to person if you’re keen to learn more about Greek art or cuisine while exploring the hidden treasures of the Greek islands.
Other passions of hers include painting and the restoration of old furniture. Enjoy a relaxing chat with her while lounging on the yacht’s spacious sun deck.
She has also attended seminars on Hotel & Hospitality Management and Traditional Greek and Mediterranean Cuisine, so she’s fully equipped to make your adventure at sea a memorable one.
Rannia has wined and dined guests on several sailing yachts, motor yachts and luxurious private villas since 2001. She’s served on yachts such as Kallisto S/Y, AIFOS and NITTA V.
She’s an expert in gourmet Mediterranean and Greek cuisine as well as international cuisine. As you sail around Turkey or the Greek islands, your taste buds will be on an exhilarating journey of their own!