Captain Nikolas, Chef Maria, and Deck Hand Sokratis

Crew Profiles: 
Captain - Nikolas Kalafatis

Captain Nikolas Kalafatis was born in Athens Greece. He speaks Greek and English. Nikolas grew up in the coastal suburbs of Athens and has spent most of his life in or near, the sea. His involvement with sailing began at a very young age and at the age of nine, he started competing in the optimist sailing class. He then moved on to different classes and has competed in 420 and RS:X sailboats. He has participated in many sailing regattas both at the national and international level and has been a member of the Hellenic National Sailing Team both in 2008 and 2010. He has been awarded numerous medals including the Hellenic National Sailing Championship 420 class Silver Medal and the Hellenic National Sailing Championship RS:X class bronze and Silver medals. His passion for the sea led him to offshore yacht racing, where he has been competing the last years. His career at sea started as crew on offshore deliveries both in Greece and abroad and progressed to a permanent crew position on several very impressive super-yachts, but his love for sailing led him to pursue a career as a professional sailboat skipper. As a skipper, he has completed several national and international yacht deliveries and holiday charters. Nikolas holds an RYA/MCA Yacht-master Ocean Certificate of Competence, commercially endorsed for both sail and power-driven vessels and a valid Greek Seaman’s Book with all relevant STCW certificates up to date. He has completed numerous offshore deliveries of new-built and used sail and motor yachts, both as skipper and crew and can ensure the successful completion of any new challenge presented to him. His sociable and pleasant character gives him the ability to make people feel at ease near him, and his knowledge and ability provide a sense of security to his charter guests. Always trying to improve himself and the level of his services, he will do everything he can to provide a satisfying experience personalized for each of his guests. His interests other than sailing include surfing, exercising and traveling.

Maria Nikitina - Chef

Maria is energetic and always positive, with good organization and communication skills. Her rich travel experience has helped her adapt to any given situation and enhanced her cooking skills. She is always happy to assist guests and to make their stay on board as comfortable and enjoyable as possible. With her big smile and friendly attitude, she overwhelms everyone and has a special understanding with children. She has been involved in yachting industry the past four years in private and professional yachts. Maria speaks fluently English and Russian. Except cooking she loves windsurfing, hiking, diving and traveling. All in all, Maria is a very active and lively person, who is full of live and high spirited. 

Sokratis-Kouros Deck hand

Sokratis is very pleasant, dependable and hard-working person, always smiling and helpful for other people. He always makes a nice and positive atmosphere where all people fill comfortable His multi-ethnicity gives him a cultural awareness and open-mindedness that gives him a huge advantage with different people. Very good cooperation and communication skills, positive attitude with team spirit, creative mind, friendly with a sense of humor. Cultural awareness, open-minded, respectful with an appreciation of diversity and acceptance on any feedback. He also holds many certificates such as PADI Open Water Diver, Emergency First Response CPR-First Aid-AED, a Professional diver certificate for Recreational Diving Crews and, Sailing Coach certificate, diploma PADI Open Water Scuba Instructor, Deep Dive, Wreck, Night Diving. Sokratis is athlete in sailing in professional level with many participations in European and World championships with best results. He has good relation with many sports and outdoor activities, such as swimming, diving, basketball, tennis, snowboard, surf, skateboard, cycling, climbing, hiking and more. Volunteer in many different cultural events with total volunteer days 60 in the years of 2008-2014. He speaks fluent English and French.




Coffee- Tea - Orange juice

Seasonal fruit platter

Honey and variety of marmalades

Greek yogurt

Cereals of your choice

Fresh baked bread and croissants

Pancakes and crepes

Cheeses and cold cuts platter

All type of eggs upon request


Greek platter with local delicatessen

Feta wrapped in phyllo pastry with sesame and honey

“Dolmades” - Vine leaves stuffed with rice and fresh herbs

“Mouclade” - Steamed mussels on a creamy sauce

Fava beans puree with caramelized onions

Cold tomato soup with sage

Taramosalata, Melitzanosalata, Tirokaftery, Humus, Guacamole


Greek salad

“Ntakos” - Cretan salad with rye rusk topped with tomatoes and crumbled feta

Summer Greek chickpea salad

Quinoa salad with rucola and almond flakes

Tomato salad with local goat cheese and fresh basil leaves

Green salad with spinach, pine seeds and parmesan flakes

Roast carrot with grains and pomegranate

“Salaturi” - Stingray fish salad


Greek Traditional Musaka

“Gemista" - Stuffed tomatoes/peppers with rice, fresh herbs and dried fruits

“Briam” - Greek mixed Roasted Vegetables

Grilled lemon herb Mediterranean chicken

“Giouvetsi” - Baked lamb with Greek pasta “orzo” and tomato sauce

“Kleftiko" - Marinated and slow baked lamb with potatoes

Smoked salmon suufflé tart

Shrimps baked in tomato and feta sauce

Cod fillet with lime-butter sauce

Mixed seafood risotto

Grilled local wild fish with herbs (white meat fish)


Cheesecake with homemade strawberries confit

Caramelized oranges with rozmarin

Lemon pie with ice-cream

Apple tarte tatin

Pears with chocolate sauce and vanilla ice-cream

Coconut date bites ( no sugar added )

Chocolate mousse

Fruit platter