Price TermsPlus Expenses
Price from: €10,900
High season rate: €14,900
July/August : 14900 EUR per week
June/September: 13900 EUR per week
Low Season: 10900 EUR per week
Plus : VAT 12% and expenses
VAT rate is determined by applicable tax legislation and may be subject to change without prior notice or responsibility on the Broker, the Stakeholder or the Owner. Should any changes in applicable tax legislation take place after the issuance of a charter agreement resulting in changes in total amount(s) due then the difference will be credited or debited accordingly to the Charterer
Charters for less than a week are only available upon request and the weekly rate is divided by 6.
IDEA! yacht charter price
|# of charter days||Base Price||APA (deposit for provisioning, fuel, docking fees, etc)||Taxes: 22%, exceptions available||Total||Note|
|14 day charter||21,800€ to 29,800€||4,360€ to 8,940€||4,796€ to 6,556€||30,956€ to 45,296€||Discounts outside the main season are common.|
|7 day charter||10,900€ to 14,900€||2,180€ to 4,470€||2,398€ to 3,278€||15,478€ to 22,648€||Standard charter rate, base for all calculations.|
|3 day charter||5,450€ to 7,450€||1,090€ to 2,235€||1,199€ to 1,639€||7,739€ to 11,324€||The usual formula is the 7 day charter rate divided by 6, times the number of days (3). Boat policy might differ. 10,900€ / 6 * 3 days = 5,450€|
All prices are generated by a calculator and serve as a guide for new charterers. Any additional information of the Price Details section has priority over above. Availability is always subject to confirmation. Gratuity not included for it's discretionary character, usually 5%-25% of the Base Price.
32' LCD TV with CD/DVD, Home Cinema, Play Station, Laptop
Captain: Spiros Tsapras
CAPTAIN: Spiros Tsapras
Spiros was born in 1975 in Greece. His experience in sailing along with his friendly and enthusiastic personality makes him an ideal Captain for Idea! Among, other Spiros has participated in various offshore racing, has done yachts' delivery across the Mediterranean Sea and has worked as an Assistant Instructor in the Hellenic Offshore Racing Club. He holds a RYA Yacht master Offshore Certificate of Competence, GMDSS. Along with his adaptability and great organizational skills captain is always ready to welcome his guests, aiming to ensure a hospitable ambiance onboard. He works closely with the Istion Yachting charter team to help create exceptional charter experiences, including a fully bespoke itinerary that makes the most of all the Mediterranean has to offer. He speaks Greek, English, Spanish and Thai and in his free time he loves sailing races, cooking, fitness and volunteering.
COOK/HOSTESS: Asimina Margelou
Asimina was born in 1971 in Nafplio, growing up near the sea which is her passion. She has gained great experience over the years, working for hotelier services. Guests used to say about her hospitality, cleanliness and willingness to make their vacation a special experience for them and tend their special needs and requests.
Also, she is a great and passionate cooker specialized in Mediterranean cuisine. She has professional experience in the production of fresh traditional Greek pasta. Guests will have the chance to taste delicious Greek homemade and unique dishes. She will provide superior hospitality service with friendliness and welcome you warmly with a genuine smile!
Συγχαρητήρια τέτοιοι άνθρωποι κοσμούν τους Έλληνες ναυτικούς και την ελληνική φιλοξενία εις το επανιδείν
We have enjoyed marvelous cuisine, experience sailing and we were rounded by the beauty of the scenic islands of the Saronic Gulf! You offered us the possibility of a unique family experience which will never forget! It is important in life to maintain the family connections which we have enjoyed onboard! Thank you for all!
I had such an amazing time on this trip and you guys made this experience even better. Mina, you are an amazing cook and person, and your positive energy made me so happy. Spiros, you were so helpful with making sure we were safe and having fun. Even though you pushed me in, you made this trip so fun. Also, you ate an amazing captain, and you always kept us laughing.
Thank you so much!!
Thank you both for providing such an incredible trip for our family. What a relaxing, refreshing, eye-opening, heart filled week!! You both made the trip for us!! Yu are always welcome with us in Berkeley if you ever find yourself there!!
Dear Spiros + Mina,
I cannot begin to thank you enough for making our amazing trip possible. We had SUCH an amazing time and will cherish our memories from this boat for the rest of our lives. You both are amazing, fun, and lively people. This experience would not have been the same without you!!
Dear Spiro & Mina,
This trip was amazing and will forever be one of the memorable trips of my life. Your willingness to assist along with great attitudes made our vacation be so special. Thank you so much for this amazing trip and I wish you guys luck with your future trips.
I have dreamed of bringing our children to Greece for many years. I have often told them about the rich history, the beautiful geography and the warm people of this amazing country. You two made this trip dream a reality and I am so grateful to you both for that. Mina I so appreciate all of your hard work in the kitchen and beyond. You truly made this a very relaxing experience for me. You are an amazing chef. All of your wonderful dishes are made with the freshest ingredients and most of all lots of love. Spiros thank you for your expert advice of “more sea, less boat” Jam so happy that we sailed to Aegina – Paros – Spetses – Hydra – Agistri – gorgeous places that have never visited. Thank you so much for providing lots of fun for the kids.
Best wishes to you both!! <3
Thank you for your professionalism & hospitality. Your passion for this profession is obvious!! Memories of this trip with my daughter and grandchildren and son in law and of course my wonderful wife Kerry will be forever in my mind. Thank you for being you and for making our trip so special and memorable!!
Words cannot express how much we appreciate everything you have done for us. You are both amazing and have made us feel safe and welcome. The memories we have made aboard will stay with us forever. You have created a desire in us to return to this magnificent country. Thank you, from the bottom of our hearts, for everything!!!
Felt completely comfortable and safe under the expert seamanship that captain Spiros provided. Asimina was a fantastic chef and hostess and made some of the best meals we have ever had! We felt welcomed from the moment we stepped on board, and enjoyed Spiro’s humor and Asimina’ s warm smile and infectious laughter. We truly appreciated Asimina taking us on a tour of her home town. Nafplio, which was the highlight of our trip. We feel fortunate to have all these memories of the beautiful bays and islands we stopped at, and making our dream to sail in Greece come true!!
Thank you so much for making this adventure one of the best we have ever had! We will never forget your kindness, your wonderful enthusiasm and joy! You looked after us so well, with amazing food and keeping us safe and happy! We will carry you back in New Zealand in our hearts!
With much love to you all
Carri & Trevor Gray xx
Mina & Spyros,
Thank you for making this the most memorable time! The care, fun, happiness shared compared to none. The food was so light and delicious!!
Corinne & John
Dear Spiros & Mina
These 10 days have been more perfect because of your kindness, professionalism and love of your country. Our dream came true because of you!! The food, all the coves and the islands were fantastic.
Thank you for everything
Vincent & Suzanne Bruno
Thank you for taking such good care of us. Mina, your great jokes made us feel so welcome too. Cared for Alex your expert sailing and quiet ways kept us safe and to all the great islands. You made our vacation so perfect. May the world always bless you. You know how much appreciated you. Xoxo <3
To Alex: You are a great captain and you filled the week with the best waves. It was really fun to get pulled on the doughnut and on water skies. We didn’t recognize you without your beard. Even though you look really good!!!
To Mina: Thank you for all the delicious meals. You really have a great taste!! You dedicated so much time to make our vacation perfect, and not only did you make itoerfect, you filled the trip with joy.
We will never forget this experience and we really hope to see you again soon. <3
Best vacation ever !!!
Swimming in scenic coves.
Amazing food made by Mina.
Incredible waterskiing and tubing.
Alexandros drives tubing boat insanely fast!!
Stella epitomizes the ideal hostess and is an incredible chef. Each Greek delicacy she made you would have thought came from a chef's kitchen, not that of a catamaran, and it was so delicious you would have had no idea that she was also accommodating one passenger's dairy allergy! Her innately nurturing spirit was undeniable and greatly appreciated by everyone. Not only are Alex and Stella talented, it is clear that they love what they do. It was the trip of a lifetime....until we sail again next year that is!
What a wonderful week we had with you both! Alex you kept us safe and entertained on windy days back to Mykonos and white water skiing in Schinousa. We really appreciated how you always wanted to make sure each day was exactly what we wanted to do. Your constant answer Its no problem insured that we had a great vacation! Your perch up top is the BEST place to be on a windy trip! We also feel like we learned so much about travel in the islands since you are so experienced. Konstantina the food you prepared for us each day was spectacular! Best Goat, Best Octopus, Best Meatballs, Best Greek Omelet! Every day, every meal was unbelievable delicious and beautiful! From the simplest to the most complex everything you prepared has amazing flavor and balance. You are truly talented! And your cheerful disposition and great sense of humor added wonderfully to our trip!We will miss you both and hope we can sail together again next year but this time Paros to Paros!
MUCHAS GRACIAS! MERCI BEAUCOUP! THANK YOU!
We enjoyed very much the trip and life on board!
We loved : The places where Alex took us.
The delicious meals Konstantina cooked for us(and the chips before lunch).
The crazy rides with the rally.
The fancy dinner at the village.
And we would love to come back next year and see you again.
Muchos besos, nos ha encantado conocer vuestras islas y disfrutar de vuestra compania.
Thank you both for such an incredible time here sailing the Greek islands. Our family had such a fun time exploring the caves, jumping of the rocks and snorkeling near remote beaches.
Alex-si capitan-you did an amazing job of finding the beautiful islands and the best places to swim. You have been a great captain, also an understanding person that caterers to everyones needs. Thank you!
Konstantina what can we say? But, thank you for the most delicious meals and looking after us. We have enjoyed our time here and you have made it very special for all of us. A million thanks!
It has been our 5th cruise and probably the last ever yet. You both are a great crew. Understanding all our needs, things and places that we like, and sharing our laughs.
Thanks to you we discover very special places, fantastic coves and beaches, and Konstantina has delighted us with her excellent cuisine.
Sailing has been great, Alex is a remarkable and very experienced skipper. In shot, we loved it!
And certainly look forward to another cruise in idea! with you too.
Dear Konstantina, Dear Alex,
A big thank you for everything!
The sailing, the food and the atmosphere were amazing!
Just one objection! Please buy a lot of lighters for the next trip!
A beautiful journey with a wonderful crew in the Greek islands. Thanks to both for your attention, to make our trip a wonderful one. An a super boat. We hope to sail with you next summer and discover new islands, new coves with shallow waters and spend again lovely moments with you!
Thank you for such an amazing week! You made our first trip to the Greek islands a very special experience.
Amazing food, for visits to the islands and great swimming and snorkeling!
Thank you for being so kind and hospitable! I had an amazing time and the food was great!
My best holiday ever! Thanks so much we had an amazing time! Yammas!
Thank you for teaching me how to wind surf! I had so much fun!
Best week ever! Eyxaristo! Great vacation!
Thank you for allowing me and my family have such wonderful memories. Your kindness and friendship will be with us the best of our lives. I will for sure never forget the trip. I hope we see each other again! Always remember that you have friends in Miami and Harvard!
All the best!
Thanks for the amazing trip, great food and fun tubing!
Thank you for everything! You are awesome at driving Alex!
You are awesome Konstantina, you have awesome cooking skills!
It was a pleasure to spent time with you, we had a great time and excellent hospitality! For me it was one of my best journeys and I will never forget it.
Thank you both for everything, and see you again on the next trip!
Dear Alex and Konstantina,
Thanks for a great time together. You and Alex is a combination of love and kindness. All of us will remember this trip for a long time, with a lot of memories!
Rubis team from Israel
Thank you both so much for taking on the care of the Command Vessel for our fleet of 5 catamarans causing a bunch of crazy swimmers from the US. Although the winds kicked up during our final 3 days, securing in a long, bumpy ride home, we appreciated your flexibility in getting us down to Santorini, with refreshing swim stops and visits to other beautiful islands and villages along the way. It was particularly enjoyable experiencing Konstantinas Greek cuisine which really rounded out our entire experience. I am also walking away armed with the knowledge and input you provided to plan a return visit there is so much to see!!! All the best and wishing you plenty of smooth sailing ahead! Paula, San Diego, CA, USA
What a wonderful week we have had with you! You made everything special. Out meals were so delicious and unique to Greece. We loved that. And all your great advise of where to go and what to do. And helping us get transportation. And for maneuvering this boat in and out of every port, slip and pier. We felt safe at all time! Thank you so much and God bless you both! Kim and Randy
PS. Alex thank you for letting me drive the boat especially through the narrow channels. Konstantina your ouzo milkshakes are the best Randy
Thank you for making our vacation so wonderful. Great food and travel. First time in the islands and loved every minute. You two made our trip! Chris and Kelly
Alex and Konstantina,
Efharisto everything was wonderful!!! Merry
Alex and Konstantina,
You both have made our trip especially nice. Thank you for showing us the island, preparing wonderful meals and most importantly putting up with our Crew! This has been a trip well always remember. Thanks so much! Heidi and Brian, Denver, Colorado
It was all too perfect. In fact our only complaint was that it was just too perfect. The full moon over Poros too bright, too beautiful. The sunset drinks in Hydra too perfectly timed. The streets of Spetses and Sifnos too charming. The meltemi winds as we crossed over to the Cyclades too wild and wonderful. Each little cove and bay you found for us around Polyaigos and Kimolos too utterly sublime each more beautiful than the next. The food far far too delicious! And now we must go back. But our lives are fuller and more complete for this wonderful week we have spent in your gracious company. Thank you, thank you, thank you! Patricia and David Vos
Thank you for a wonderful week. We really enjoyed our time in the Cyclades and the Peloponnese. The food was fabulous and we loved the many great family moments along the way. Jane, Jenna, James, Fergal, Hugo, Jack
We had a wonderful week aboard Idea! We started in Paros where we has to stay for a while waiting for the missing luggage. Alex showed us the most beautiful spots to swim and sailed us to the western Cyclades and then to the Saronic Islands. The children enjoyed the watersports very much. And every day we ate like Queens and Kings. Konstantina cooked all the delicious Greek dishes for us and really spoiled us. The dakos, pasticcio, fish, mussels, prawns, different salads and and and! Not to forget the Mojito! Thank you to the both of you for an unforgettable week! You are great hostess and captain! We felt very much like home. Bignia, Laurin, Lavinia, Norina
Alexandros & Konstantina,
Early in April of this year my brother Alec sail Lets go sailing in Greece. He and his wife Jennifer and daughter Sophia invited us to go with them and I excitedly agreed. We has many missteps in the planning, at times it felt it was not to be. Finally, our two families met at the boat and the adventure ensued. We swam, we sailed, we ate and drank and laughed. None of us had ever had a trip like this before, where we were pampered and catered to so well. Konstantina when you set the table the first night, we began to understand what we were in for some amazing food and an exceptional dining experience. Alex, from the first day when you made adjustments and arrangements to meet our luggage, we knew we were in capable hands. Highlights: Massive servings of pastitsio, watching Liam eat fish eyes, watching Sophia drive the boats, watching Alex be sweet with Sophia, fire dancers in Naoussa, sleeping on deck during the Perseid meteor shower, boating into a cave Efxaristo poli for a fantastic week! Amy, Mark, Liam and Brenna
Speedy skipper Alex smiled and charmed us through choppy and quiet waters (perhaps controlled by Zeus and his Gods whose huge, long deep breaths blew in gusts of range screeching and screaming when at rest). The Dustan Family felt totally secure with Alexs very experiences skills of a young sea dog. In addition, Konstantina smiled 99.95% of the time and did ALL that was asked of her and more with very useful on shore advice. We loved the Greek food a wonderful introduction to Greece and the Cyclades. A very balanced trip, tasting the culture and offerings of many islands everlasting memories of diversity (the steep narrow streets and steps, sheltered by freshly painted white walls, blue painted wood and decorative red geraniums and vines. A HUGE THANK YOU to the crew/team of Idea! BRAVO! Impressed with the team spirit and comradeship of Alex and countless friends everywhere helped us squeeze into unexpected places. Total Distance: 430 Nautical Miles perhaps OTT!!! Top Speed: 12.3 Knots.
Alex & Konstantina, superb cooking and navigation two professionals with a great future. We liked very much Greece in this historic period with a great boat, great days and we hope to come back soon to Istion Yachts with Alex and Konstantina. Joaquim
Thank you Konstantina and Alex, we really enjoyed this week! -Rita
We cannot thank you enough for this amazing trip. We felt very safe and protected by Alexs leadership. Maria, you spoiled us rotten, you kept everything shipshape and every meal delicious. Thank to both of you for James special night. Our favorite memory is when we inhaled helium and laugh totally at our voices. Finally, a huge thanks for making our Greek adventure the best it could possibly be!.
Bob, Ann, Alex, Caroline, James
Thank you for making out trip so much more wonderful that we could have imagined. Even though we were quite substantial, Maria managed to had us with her gourmet style!! The Great food and service was absolutely “ Amazing …we are moving to Greece”!
Our confident captain Alex made us feel safe and we are grateful to have been in such good hands with his sailing expertise! He turned the high winds and the large seas into a fun adventure rather than a cause for concernce.
Alex and Maria were such perfect crew and we felt so at home on this boat. It was truly like vacationing with family! We never felt like we were imposing with our requests or our many questions about sailing in general!
We will miss our frappes but we will never eat another piece of “bread”!
We will never forget this one of a kind trip with Alex and Maria!
We dont want to leave but we must return home of … course! 
Thanks for all the laughs, beautiful sights and wonderful food.
We got to view the part of Greece from both of your amazing recommendations and navigation expertise.
Amazing food! (Unfortunately we gained 10 pounds jaja).Alex great way to navigate while sailing through those tough times.
Even though the weather was not on our side, it was an unforgettable week! For that we thank you so much.
You are both great hosts and Nico loves you, which for us is the most important part!!
We hope to travel again with you guys very soon! See you in Mexico or Miami :).
Keep up all the amazing work, congratulations!!
Thanks for everything
Michael, Pat and Peter
Captain with his beautiful smile and twinkle in his always happy to plan interesting trips.
Selwyn and I thank you both and look forward to future cruises with you!
Barbara and Selwyn
We cannot thank you enough for your warm friendship and we look forward very much to another idyllic week on Idea!
Lots of love,
Hilary and Michael
The Cyclades was an awesome journey. Now the Dodecanese, every bit as fabulous, where to next? Thank you for everything from Istion to the crew. Arriving to the IDEA was like coming home.
We love you and we love how you respect each other it makes for a perfect boat ride.
Hilton and Jill
The food has been delicious and plentiful so thank you.
Alex you have handled the catamaran with professional skill beyond your years.
We will be back!!
Love Adrianne & Ed
Hope to see you again 
From Moscow with love!
Fisher and Goetterman Family
Enjoy the rest of the summer!
Everything was great! We loved the places where we stopped, the food and especially your kindness and professionalism.
Thanks again the crew!!!
Marc et Nathalie
Cooking was beyond explanation ...delicious and creative.
We will see you soon...
Kelly, Mark, Caroline and Matt Bradley (Hank too!)
San Francisco, CA, USA.
We thoroughly enjoyed our wild days at Sea! Mike, what a bonus for us to have you with us. The bond you share with Alex is what a hope for Ben and Parken in the coming years. You belong at Sea and proved it countless times. We would be honored to have you or Alex at the helm on our next Grecian adventure! Thanks for helping me with my new camera and for skating your love for photography. A picture is worth a thousand words and we have many to prove it!
Thank you for your patience and maternal instincts with the boys. Thank you for your persuasive ways of making sure Ben, Parker and George sampled so many so many Grecian specialties from the deck of IDEA and the waves of Aegean Sea, healing has begun and new beginnings are on the agenda.
The swimming, snorkeling hikes, waterskiing, biking and top off with tennis just wow wow wow. The tireless success of Alex and Mike to bring the boys tubingneed I say anymore? A trip to remember indeed. A wish granted.could not have been any better. We thank you from the bottom of our hearts till we meet again
Jean Marie, Benjamin, Parker & George USA New Hampshire
On this subject I speak for both me and Ben. We loved the big waves and tubing was very exciting. The food was great!
What is there to say, the most perfect end to a rough three years. I couldnt imagine this to have been any better. The weather was incredible and all of the activities and restaurants made me feel like a VIP!You made us all feel welcome and did a great job with your English speaking  Hopefully we will see you all again soon!
Ben Lambart New Hampshire USA.
We will miss you daily!
Caryn & Peter
Gerard and Shannon
Your hospitality patience dedication and passion while showing as around your beautiful country has made this trip a memorable one.
Thank you for your smooth sailing swimming recommendations and for keeping up with all our water activities requests.
We return home with a wonderful souvenir of our vacation on the Danino - Briceno family
You made this trip so unique we'll never forget you!
I wish we'll cruise again together, weve only seen a part of those magical islands...
Thank you so much for caring of us
You are the best!
Jim and Gretchen
David and Jeanine
Your expertise on the seas is second to none...
Your cooking on the boat was THE BEST.
It was some of the best food i have ever had.
The conversation was always enlightening.
Best of luck to you both, love you guys!
Your Alaskan friend
Alex captained the yacht with expert skill and was fun to see his effortless ability to park in the tighest of ports.
The taste and variety of food dishes cook made on board was five star plus! Great Job !!
Love you both.
Love Scott and Mary
This has been our little personnel touch cruise.Thank you for putting up with this crazy old man!
Both of you put a smile on our faces as we hope you have put a smile on yours.
Thank you for the super special sea ville if ever you make too Alaska please look us up.(I always will remember boat coffee. May you always have smooth seas and a favorable wind safe passage wherever you travels in life take you hugs to you both!
Denise and Carl.
May you always have smooth seas and a favorable wind - safe passage wherever your travels in life take you.
Hugs to you both!
Love you both,
Corryn and Craig
I had a really good time with you.
Efjaristo poli !
You have a wonderful country!Thank you very much for your patience.
We felt very comfortable, everything was perfect!
Hope to see you soon.
The days we spent here, were amazing !
Thank you so much for making our journey through these summer isles so great. Guys,thank you for answering in every of our questions.
Thank you for every delicious meal, frappe, freddo, cappuccino you whipped up.
And thanks even more for those late night cigarettes in Poros. Joe might worry for your health, but us Alex would say, Dont worry, its no problem.
Speaking of Joe, thank you most of all for not throwing him off the boat. We were very lucky to have had two crew members as kind, patient and fun as you.
Thank you for my big, fat, Greek vacation! The wonderful cooking and margaritas have surely contributed to a few extra pounds.
We have all dreamed of the vacation and both of you along with the beautiful Greek people have made this dream reality and a new memory never to be forgotten.
You must come to California and see our beautiful city and wine country. The Bruzzone & Downes families will always treasure this vacation!
Xoxo From Joseph!
Stella and Alex,
Thank you so much. You both made this trip absolutely wonderful. This experience has truly inspired me to want to live in Europe.
I absolutely had the time of my life and will never forget either of you.
I want to thank you for putting up with our crazy family. We all fell in love with you two and you must come out to California so we get a chance to host you!
Thank you again for the excellent navigation, excellent cooking and most of all excellent company. We will miss you!
We saw dolphins and beautiful islands, beautiful boats, sea & people!
We ate fabulous food; I cant manage phyllo pastry on dry land let alone in moving boat.
Gin and tonics and delicious wines and amazing scrabbled eggs!
We all had a great time. Thank you very much.
The food was delicious, thank you so much for everything! Declan
Thank you so much for everything. We had a fantastic time. Thank you also for looking after 5 kids and bringing them all back safely.
It was a very successful experience. We love Greece. Laurence
There was a boat that rocked across the Cyclades against the winds and dark seas led by legendary crew in the name of an IDEA.
To be FREE! And we were FREE and young as Romanians are! Together with our Greek Friends we explored the mysteries of the ancient caves
and old deserted temples across the islands that so heavily tried the strength and determination of Ulysses. We are leaving this fantastic place, changed,
in our mind and thoughts bearing our rebased souls to the year to come for a NEW ADVENTURE.
Σας ευχαριστούμε πολύ για το όμορφο ταξίδι στις Κυκλάδες, για τα μέρη που μας δείξατε, για το ανεξάντλητο χαμόγελο, και για τη φιλοξενία σας.
Εύχομαι ο χρόνος να μας φέρει ξανά κοντά και να απολαύσουμε μαζί νέες ομορφιές της ελληνικής θάλασσας.
Να είστε πάντα καλά!
From Greek Team, Evita
Just wanted to let you know that IDEA is IDEAL
We have had a most splendid holiday here in the Cyclades and most definitely want to return to the Greek Islands.
Crew is amazing and have gone out of their way to make this trip unforgettable.
YOur smiling face and delicious cooking , what a treat. Alex is a master sailor, we are all of us in awe of his ability and his willingness to "make it happen" has not gone by unnoticed. The two of them have helped to make this trip surpass our wildest imaginations. We love them both.
We started off in Mykonos so concerned that it was too windy to sail the entire week.They got us to the calmer waters of Paros and it got better and better.
THANKS ISTION we will be back.
I will call/email you when we are once again in Los Angeles
Thank you for everything!!!
Thank you for the best holiday ever! You two have made all the difference by being friends and great hosts!
There are no words, only sentiments.
Thanks for everything, for making us so happy!
The Gazpachos team
We came from Russia and stayed on board IDEA! For 1 marvelous week. The weather was good if not for weak winds but the last day was a race!
Next time we will go to Cyclades as we like a strong wind!
Special thanks to Alex who despite his young age is a very experienced and professional captain and just a nice guy and wish him all the best. We appreciate Stellas cooking talent, knowledge of the Greek history and pleasant way of communication .Sorry we ate so little to enjoy more of her delicious cuisine!
The only thing to complain about is that this week passed too quickly!
We are determined to come back !
Thank you and good luck!
Sergey Krivov (04/06/2011-11/06/2011)
We came to celebrate Harry Zinns birthday all the way from los Angeles, California and Stella and Alex made my first sailing experience one that I will never forget.
The catamaran was great ,the Greek Islands we visited beautiful, but what made this trip unforgettable was the delicious greek food Stella prepared ,the great guidance of our skipper Alex,and their warm & friendliness that they provide & gave us.
Thank you very much.
Our sailing experience aboard Idea! Was simply fantastic. The boat, the crew, the food and the destinations all exceeded our expectations. Alex was excellent as our skipper. He made for smooth sailing to a great mix of ports and swimming sports. We enjoyed his company , his expertise and his knowledgeable guidance.Stellas food was outstanding.It was like having a Mamma on board (expect much younger and prettier). She is an incredible young woman and was an absolute pleasure to sail with. This has been a long planned celebration for my friend Harry's 50th birthday. He wanted to be with his closest friends and show them a little of his Greek heritage. It could not have been better. This was our first visit to Greece. We will certainly return.
Fred & Jill Gaines
A week in paradise!I had high hopes and Alex & Stella exceeded all of them.You cannot have a better crew,Words are inadequate to express the appreciation we feel First to Yota and Istion for making the reservation process such a pleasure for answering all out questions, no matter how trivial .
Alex is a flawless skipper, knowledgeable and always wanting to please.Stella is a joy to travel with.A fabulous chef, and incredibly knowledgeable about Greece .I could go on and on.Our week was fabulous and we cant wait for our next sail.
Harry Zinn & Dwight Turner
Dear Stella, dear Alexandros!
We just want to say, that it was a wonderful week! It was a lovely time with you and the food was veniestic. To Alexandros we want to say, that he is a really good Tender-Driver because he kept going on until we finally had to fall over :D.
YOUR, GERMAN SAILING GANG!
Thank you for all!
The food was delicious,
the bays were beautiful, and the boat was great!
I was very happy this week!
Dear Stella + Alex
The trip was exceptional, the food fantastic + sailing with the two of you was the best vacation weve ever had + we travel a lot! Your love for Greece, the boat + the greek islands was evident in everything you did. We will be back and I will write your cruise up in some of my newsletters. Change nothing + keep up the great operation you have here.
Ron + Tami Holland,
The Republic of South Carolina
Alex + Stella,
Our week with you both has been unforgettable. The passion that Alex has for sailing + Stella for cooking + food made the trip amazing. We really hope to keep in touch + see you again.
Bill + Jenni Bilek
Dear Alex & Stella,
Thank you for such a wonderful week aboard the IDEA! We loved every moment, windy + not. The food was out of this world I will be heading home to try my hand at these dishes , though I know I will pull in comparison. See you soon, it will be impossible to keep us away. And If youre ever in Miami, look us up!.
XOXO Emily + Eli
Dear Alex & Stella
Thanks so much for making our honeymoon so memorable. We will always treasure the memories of the very short 3 weeks that we spent with you.
Stella, keep practicing your bow line and your rope throwing.
Alex, you did a great job of keeping me away from the special fishing spots where the 29kg tuna was.
Jim & Antonietta
Dear Stella and Alex
We all had a great Idea back in Melbourne and decided on Greece for our next sailing adventure. What an Idea that was. Sailing for 3 weeks on Idea! Has been as truly wonderful adventure and experience. Thank you both for making it so: We will never forget this holiday.
Sally & Ian Cessford
Thank you Alex & Stella,
Jenny & Heinz
We loved the history of your country, and the people are like our brothers!
Sheree & Geoff
We had a fabulous time aboard the Idea this week. Alex is a fantastic captain and Stella is an amazing chef, we are very happy and well fed! Thank you both for everything and remember: Im on a boat!
Luv AngHovi, Commodore - Bermuda
Thank you for everything Alex and Stella. Fantastic boat even a better crew.
Kevin Hovi, LT-Commander - Bermuda
P.S. Have a great summer.
An amazing trip with truly awesome crew. Thank you very much for your wonderful care, attention and cooking. Congrats to Stella and Alex for a brilliant time.
Tony and Janet Midshipmen
I wish there was a better place on this boat to just sit and read and relax so that everyone else could stop being jealous of my spot. Thanks for the rogue waves and great food.
Andrea Sterzuk , It-Commander, Regina, Saskatchewan - Canada
Thanks guys for such an amazing trip. Despite the weather it was a fantastic week 
Thanks to Alex and Stella. Alex for raising the sails whenever the wind was over 4 knots and Stella for truly awesome food!
Alex-great frappes, Stella great margaritas!!Good luck to both of you.
Shara and James (Mid-Shipmen)
Thanks for making our time in Greece such a memorable experience. Had a fantastic time sailing around the Saronic islands and loved the food. Thanx Alex and Stella
Phil (Commodore, Bermuda)
You are the BEST! Thanks so much for the food, the service, the sailing- but most importantly- your kind, friendly hospitality. We will always remember this wonderful trip.
NAG - VILAN
We have got a brilliant vacation thanks to you! We really enjoyed the time together because of your company, your tasteful dishes, your efforts and care.
Best wishes & good luck
I have attached a few photos -- hope you are able to open the file.
Again, thank you for a charter that exceeded our expectations. I have told all my friends about our experience.
And now, being serious, thank you very much Stella. You are so kind and the best cooker in Idea! 's world.
And now Alex. Thank youfor being our great Captain and trim the sails so carefully and to taking us to so quiet and amazing places.
See you in Madrid as soon as possible
Cooking deserves a paragraph on its own. We loved every one of her dishes. Her food was the perfect accompaniment to a perfect week.
Your hard work was very much appreciated!
With much affection
The Thackwray Family- Johannesburg
Enjoy the rest of the summer!