Captain Costas, Chef Sotiris, and Hostess Konstantina
Captain: Captain Costas
Captain Costas was very lucky to born on the island of Hydra which has a proud maritime history. He was taught how to sail at a very early age, becoming quite an avid sailor by the time he was thirteen years old.
He knows the Greek islands like the back of his hands and will impress you with his in-depth knowledge of each island, the restaurants and all the interesting sites and things to do.
He has a great sense of humor and he is always able to adapt to new people on board, making them feel like they have known each other for years.
He speaks Greek & English fluently
* MCA/RYA Yacht master offshore certificate
* MCA (STCW 95) Basic crew training
* Diploma of offshore sailing up to 20m from Hellenic Yacht Fed
* Holder of Greek seamans logbook.
* PADI Diving license
* Holder of license for power boat up to 20m.
* MCA Proficiency in Medical First Aid Aboard Ship.
* RYA Diesel Engine maintenance
* RYA Small Craft Radar
* RYA Small Craft base sea survival
* CYA Race Management
* RYA Power boat LEVEL 2
Chef Sotiris Bempedelis
Sotiris is a calm, pleasant, helpful and hardworking person who has a passion for great food and who enjoys cooking mouth-watering dishes.
He graduated from the ‘Le mond’’ in 2002. Since then, Sotiris worked as a chef in several luxury restaurants & hotels. Sotiris is productive & with him infectious enthusiasm and an inspirational style to Mediterranean cuisine will contribute to making your cruise onboard Nova unforgettable! Sotiris speaks fluent Greek and English and his hobbies are wine making, beer brewing & traveling
Hostess: Konstantina Belsi
Konstantina worked in different areas before she started sailing, and was notably a Greek dance teacher. She has 3 years experience as a hostess onboard crewed yachts.
Konstantina is a charming, energetic and clever young lady. Her strong empathy and attention to others help create a relaxed and well being atmosphere onboard. When it comes to setting up the table, Konstantina is an artist, who will make your meals a pleasure for the eyes as well.
She speaks fluent Greek and English, and holds the Greek sailing boat licence, and the medical first aid certificate from the European Red Cross. Konstantina is also an excellent masseuse, trained in Swedish and Thai massage, and aromatherapy.
NOVA SAMPLE MENU
1.Sea bass fillet with greens of Greece
2.Grilled king crabs with orange vinaigrette
3.Beef tagliata with béarnaise sauce ang grided potato saute
4.Tuna fillet with red cabbage braise
5.Fresh cuts of the day
6.Greek BBQ night
7. Slowly cooked pancetta for 24 hours with sweet potato puree
8.Greek way risotto with orzo, shrimps and fennel salads
1. Mesclan salad with fresh crabmeat, avocado and citrus fruit vinegraite
2. Greek salad in our way
3.Spinach leaves with bacon vinaigrette, chicken fillet ang Cretan graviera cheese
4.Cyclades garden with local cheese
5.Rochet leaves with melon, feta cheese and balsamic vinegar vinegraite.
6.Bio lentils with Greek aromatic herbs APPETIZERS
1. Watermelon with feta cheese brulee
2.Stuffed white eggplant with Greek prosciutto, local 'IOS' cheese and pistachio from 'AIGINA'
3.Tuna tartar with mastiha
4. Fresh fish carpaccio with extra virgin olive oil
5.Santorinian fava with grilled octopus and fried caper leaves.
6.Calamari with fresh basil and sun-dried tomato DESSERTS
1.Praline mousse with crunchy chocolate bites and homemade banana ice cream
2.Apple pie with caramel sauce
4.Pineapple carpacio with white chocolate mousse and Greek coffee crumble
5.Cold melon soup with 'kaimaki' ice-cream
6.Lemon tart with thyme and Greek bio honey