Feedback from clients who sailed with us in 2015
We had a wonderfull journey and everything was super !! The ship was very good and fast, unfortunately we lost 1 day because of the storm… See you next time !!
Thank you for your service !!
Lieven Duyck (from Belgium) chartered s/y Tamelos, Oceanis 37 from Lavrion in September.
Dear Odyssey Sailing,
A very happy customer is writing to you. I have to admit it is quite unusual for me to say something like that.
We have experience with about five different charter companies and about twelve different boats (we often rent 2-4 boats with friends) in Croatia and Greece and never before we were that happy at the end of the week. That's without even mentioning the value for the money where you certainly beat everyone else. Every single euro cent we spent on this trip is well worth it.
Odyssey Sailing, Thanassis and Calliope herself exceeded our expectations in many ways. You raised the bar so high that will be very difficult to exceed it next time, but you don't even have to. Just keep doing such great job.
It wasn't perfect week for us, but that's only because we didn't see any dolphins and seals, there were too many mosquitoes, the wind wasn't there everyday and other minor details we mere humans can't control. There were couple of very minor issues with the boat which we discussed with Thanassis.
We already plan to ask if we can book the same boat in May 2016, but this requires some planning at our side.
Once again thanks a lot for everything and I hope it is not the last time I have good reason to say that to you.
Alexander K. (from Bulgaria) chartered s/y Calliope, Dufour 455 from Volos in September. They were so pleased they have already rechartered the same boat for May 2016!
It was super. Thanks a lot, Francesca.
Andrey T. from Russia chartered s/y Poseidonia, Bavaria 40 cruiser, from Athens in September.
Thanks a lot. The cruise was superb and the boat even more !
Roberto P. (Italy) chartered s/y Amfitriti, Sun Odyssey 509, from Volos in August.
The accommodation and staff were incredibly skilled, professional, friendly, knowledgable and helped us have a perfect smiling holiday / honeymoon / mates' catch up! The boat & locations are more than one could have hoped for - and we hoped for a lot! A million thanks to Vasilis, Eva & everyone involved.
Chantelle C. from Australia and friends chartered s/y Erika, Oceanis 411 with skipper Vasilis and hostess Eva from Volos in August.
Our sailing holidays were excellent, with some rough weather wile anchored at Atokos island during an unexpected thunderstorm. The boat behaved very well and the anchoring gear was very efficient. The only problem during our holidays the erratic behaviour of the outboard engine of the dinghy (difficult to start and re-start, probably the spark plugs needed cleaning). Maybe you should improve maintenance of these engines. We had a very positive experience with the base staff, which was really helpful. The Sivota base is more friendly than Lefkada harbour but very crowded. We returned to Sivota on Saturday afternoon in order to hand back the boat next Sunday morning and we had to spend the night on our anchor in the fully packed harbour because there was no mooring space available. Next morning we had to tie alongside other company boats and pass through 4 other boats to get ashore. Fortunately the base staff helped us transferring our luggage ashore with their inflatable.
Overall it was very positive experience and we look forward for the next year's sailing holidays.
2nd time repeat client Michael A. (Gr. from France) and family chartered s/y Alexandros, Bavaria 32 cruiser from Lefkas in August.
We had a fantastic time last week! We made it home safely, and we are returning to our routine.
I did ask Alexandros if he could send us the route we took (he offered to share a download from an app he uses on his phone). I didn't give him my contact information, but if you wouldn't mind reminding him, you can send it to me or Jennifer (we will share it with each other).
Amy E. R (USA)
Amy, Jennifer and families chartered luxury crewed catamaran s/y Idea! Lagoon 500 from Kos in August.
Apologies for the delay in getting back to you.
Holiday was great, boat lovely, Greece as always magnificent. We took more cash out with us than normal as we heard some of the restaurants were not taking credit cards which was true but not an issue and some of the bigger restaurants still took credit cards. Will try to send some photos later. However, excellent holiday, fantastic service from yourself, great tour of Athens and your help was greatly appreciated.
Ian L. from Wales, chartered s/y Emmanuel, Oceanis 48 (2014) from Athens in July for 2 weeks, bareboat charter.
Thank you Francesca everything was great! The trip was amazing the crew was great and the itinerary was perfect. I really appreciate you helping me find a shared cruise. If there was one thing to mention it would be that everyone was French on the boat and half of the boat didn't speak English which kinda made things difficult. So next time I would match up people who speak the same language. I know it's not easy with not so many people looking for shared cruises. Overall everything was amazing and I am so happy for your help. I will definitely reach out soon for my next travels. Thanks!
Mark D. (USA) joined a cabin cruise on m/s Anatolie around the Sporades islands in July.
We are having a great time and love this boat.
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Thanks so much for all your help. We had a total blast on the boat.
Had an insane week on the Yacht. . . . .!
Giannis was a beautiful guy and a fantastic asset to the week , we loved his company and by the end of the week he had become one of the family.
Not to mention his ability as a skipper. He had a great repore' with the people on shore and handled the yacht with finesse .
The boat was in great shape and clean when we picked it up, other than the tank on the tender boat being very low on petrol .
Will go again in a year or so.
Many thanks Francesca.,
Philip and family/friends chartered a Lagoon 450 catamaran in July with skipper Giannis Michas, from Lefkas.
We had an amazing time!!! Definitely the best experience of my life - I LOVED the sailing.
We are still in Europe but I was planning on emailing you once we're home and will send you a few photos and more details on our trip.
Just a quick note to let you know that we had the most amazing week on your Bavaria 46 Cruiser with Istvan. His passion for sailing is tangible and that, coupled with the amazing yacht that we were on, made for the holiday of a life-time, although we are definitely planning on repeating it as soon as possible.
I had never been on a yacht before and the sailing was without a doubt the most incredible experience I’ve ever had! I love the diversity of what this type of holiday offers….the excitement of sailing for those of us who love it, while the others get to relax in the sun or read a good book downstairs. And then, of course, there’s all that delicious food and shopping on the islands!
Without a doubt worth every cent (and the 40 hour trip to get to Europe from Australia!)
I have so many stunning photo’s that it’s difficult to choose which to send you but attached are a few including a creative one that Istvan put together.
I wish you all of the best for the year ahead and sincerely hope that the economic situation in Greece doesn’t impact on your business too much.
Tanya and family/friends (Australia) chartered a brand new Bavaria 46 cruiser (2015) from Athens to Mykonos, with skipper.
Mr James M (USA) and family, chartered Sofia Star 1, custom built Ocean Yacht 52' from Naxos in June.
Just wanted to let you know that we had a great week in the Sporades.
It was helpful to have your emails which the other couple didn't have so weren't sure what to do.
It was really good to motorsail over to Loutraki and we had Rodi and Christos who feature in the current issue of Sailing Today. All the yachts were pretty new and well appointed. We did have a problem with the heads but nothing drastic.
The island week is lovely. We didn't get to Patatiri because if the wind direction but Steni Vala was a great alternative and the 2 nights we rafted in empty bays were great.
The flotilla base is just being set up in Loutraki and they need another pontoon ASAP for when the flotillas are bigger but I think that's in train
Thanks again and we look forward to next year!
Ray M (UK) and family chartered a Sun Odyssey 349 from Skopelos on flotilla in May.
First of all I'd like to thank you for the wonderful week that we had on Greece. I loved the boat, loved the island and every minute in the sea and ashore. If you want me to write a review on your services somewhere in Internet - just give me the link:)
We also have some nice pictures as well and I can share them with you - can be a good advertising as well:)
I'm sure to come to Greece again!
Yuriy D (Russia)
Yuriy and friends chartered s/y TOA TOA, Bavaria 46 cruiser (2005), from Mykonos in April.
It is late here, so please excuse any typos that follow.
We LOVED, loved, loved Greece, and we can't wait to go back.
I tried to consolidate as many photos as possible into my major Greece photo album, and I am making it public for a couple of days so that you can have access to it. Please download what you'd like to.
Thank you so, so, much. It was really the trip of a lifetime.
All the very best,
Click here to see their photo album!
Feedback from returned by Michael and Alicia S., USA, who chartered catamaran Nautitech 44, Marie Therese in April.