Named Charter captain of the year at the 2012 Monaco Yacht Show, Captain Takis is a hugely experienced and welcoming charter captain. With a long career including roles as a build captain, charter captain, and cruise ship captain, Bliss’ guests can be sure that they are in good hands with Captain Takis. Having run charter yachts all around the East and West Mediterranean, Captain Takis has an exhaustive knowledge of all the best cruising grounds, including all the Greek islands, Croatia, the French Riviera, Amalfi Coast, and Turkish Coast. He is able to provide recommendations on the best local dining spots, beaches, ports, and marinas, and has a special interest in historical and archaeological sites. Previous yachts under his command include M/Y Belita, M/Y Alexandra, M/Y Delma, M/Y Ionian Princess, with build projects including M/Y Dilbar and M/Y Amevi.
Originally from Athens in Greece, Ioannis is a hugely experienced member of the crew, with a conscientious approach to his job. Having spent his entire career working on the water, previous roles included time in the military, 10 years on board M/Y Ionian Princess and time on M/Y Sequel P. Ioannis’ hobbies include martial arts, reading and scale modeling.
A Greek native, originally from Athens, Stelios is a very experienced crew member, who works with the Captain and crew to ensure a smooth charter. His extensive marine career has given him a huge amount of experience. Past roles include time as Captain on smaller yachts, giving him important operational skills.
Extremely dedicated to his job, Giorgos takes excellent care of Bliss and ensures smooth day to day mechanical operations of the yacht. His career has included chief engineer roles on many different superyachts, including M/Y My Way, M/Y Xifias, M/Y Iris, M/Y Anassa and more. Giorgos’ hobbies include fishing, hunting, and scuba diving.
Chef Panagiotis, known as Takis, has a wealth of experience as a superyacht chef, with a long career spanning nearly 30 years, also working on shore around Greece. Chef Takis takes great delight in creating a bespoke menu for Bliss’ charter guests, using the best of local produce. Chef Takis specializes in pastry work and those with a sweet tooth will enjoy his dessert creations. A broad cooking style will appeal to all guests, with particular expertise in Greek and Mediterranean fare. Previous roles include chef on board M/Y Ionian Princess, M/Y Tyndareo, M/Y Carmen Fontana, M/Y Prince Abdulaziz, M/Y Carmenserena, M/Y Alexander and M/Y Stivili.
Chief Stewardess Renata hails from Romania and brings a wealth of yachting experience to the crew. Her vast knowledge of silver service, housekeeping, wines, cocktails, flowers, table decorations and more ensure that guests can enjoy world-class service. Thanks to her former purser and concierge roles, Renata has impressive insight into all the best restaurants and onshore activities around the Mediterranean and can provide personal recommendations for guest excursions. Previous roles include the iconic S/Y Maltese Falcon, M/Y Alexandra, M/Y Queen Miri, M/Y Ionian Princess, M/Y Delma, M/Y PanTheon and M/Y PanOrama.
Aliona is welcoming and professional, always looking for ways to make charters extra special. With a long background in service and hospitality, previous yachts have included M/Y Belita and M/Y Ionian Princess. Aliona’s qualifications include mixology – perfect for mixing up a custom cocktail to enjoy on board! Her hobbies include swimming, travel and life styling.
A loyal and hard-working member of the crew, Sonya loves the sea and is passionate about creating a special charter experience for guests. A trained masseuse, spa therapist and sports therapist, Sonya is on hand to help melt away stresses and allow guests to relax during their charter. Hobbies include deep sea fishing, cooking, kite surfing, and sailing.
Social and reliable, Vira has strong interpersonal skills and delights in meeting guests from around the world. She is a great team player, and takes beautiful care of the yacht. Previous yachts include M/Y Alexandra, cruising around Greece.
Taxiarchis is a friendly and efficient member of the crew. You’ll find him busy on the deck, ensuring easy operations of the yacht. Qualified to drive the tenders and water sports equipment he helps guests to make the most of their time on the sea. Previous yacht roles include M/Y Aurora, M/Y Darlings, M/Y Serenity, M/Y White Knight, M/Y Libra Y, and M/Y Blue Sky.
Having been on board Bliss for over a year, Konstantinos is an experienced and friendly member of the crew. Hobbies include sailing and water sports, and Konstantinos is always keen to help set up and operate Bliss’ water toy inventory and make sure guests experience time in the water. Previous yachts include M/Y Andiamo and catamarans Orama and Atlantis.