Sailing yacht "Tahita"
Sotiris was born in Essen, Germany in 1974. He has been skippering professionally for the last 25 years throughout the Aegean, Ionian, Adriatic and Central Mediterranean seas as well as the Atlantic and Indian Oceans. He has some 80,000 miles of sailing on his record including yacht deliveries.. Sotiris has also been maintaining both wooden and fiberglass boats for the last nine years.
Sotiris started diving in the Red Sea 18 years ago and eventually became a Divemaster in Thailand in 2002. He is also trained to give first aid and rescue assistance.
Sotiris speaks fluent German, English and Spanish and also basic French.
Annie was born in Athens in 1973. Her love for the sea and marine world brought her together with the rest of the Mystic Blue crew. Annie started her career in the world of marketing and publishing but soon sailing and diving stole her heart.
Annie is a certified Day Skipper (RYA) and has sailed around 25,000 miles in the Atlantic and Mediterranean Sea. She's also a PADI certified Diving Instructor (Open Water Diver Instructor& EFR First Aid Instructor). She's dived in Belize, Thailand, Red Sea, the Society islands in the Pacific Ocean but the Mediterranean Sea is her big love. She'll be glad to share with you the secrets of the underwater world!
Annie is also a keen hiker and she has been guiding our guests around the traditional paths of the Greek islands. Annie speaks English fluentlyand basic Italian and French.
Andrea is the scientist but also artist of the Tahita crew who will introduce you to the unique fauna of the Ionian and Aegean Seas.
Andrea was born in Lugano, Switzerland, in 1968. Soon after finishing his studies in Biological Sciences at the University of Pavia, Italy, he moved to Greece to begin a research on the birds of the Gialova Lagoon of Pylos, SW Peloponnese. As the years went by, Wildlife photography slowly became his first occupation. Throughout the years, he's travelled around Greece taking part in researches and studies of the local wildlife and ecology of various NGOs, always carrying around his camera and taking photos that would be published on a number of national and international magazines, including the National Geographic and the BBC Wildlife Magazine.
Andrea published also several books about Greek nature, the last of which – “40 Natural Paradises”, was published in partnership with WWF and is a guide to the 40 most interesting protected areas of Greece. Andrea also had the honor to win two awards in the prestigious photo contest BG Wildlife Photographer of the Year, in 1999 and in 2004. His pictures can be found at the UK Photo Library: www.nhpa.co.uk and at his website: http://www.andreabonetti.com.
Andrea is keen to share with you his passion and knowledge about Greek wildlife and wildlife photography. He speaks fluently English, Italian, French, German and modern Greek.
Dafni Kalafati was born in Greece in the decade of the eighties. She studied photography and education and then followed a Masters degree in Art Therapy. Combining both disciplines she travelled around the world giving workshops of participatory video to children. Today she lives and works in Athens, continues her teaching practices while directing her own documentary films.
Dafni's love for the mountains has followed her everywhere she went. Since a young age she started climbing on the Greek mountains and then continued with her mountaineering career in the Alps. However the climax came when she visited the Andes where she spent almost a year walking in several national parks. Today, back in Greece, she re-discovered the greek islands through their traditional paths that she started exploring in 2008.
Dafni looks forward to guiding you around the undiscovered paths of the islands of the Aegean Sea.
We can also offer a selection of land based hiking cruises also (without sailing) in the Cyclades and the Ionian islands. Please contact us for further details.
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Antonopoulou 158D, Volos, 38221, Greece
Tel: +30 24280 94128 | Tel / fax: +30 24210 36676
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