Captain – Popi Tomazou
Popi was born in 1981 in Johannesburg, South Africa, and is of Greek descent. With years of experience as a deckhand and stewardess, she is now a fully licensed captain in her own right having recently earned her RYA/MCA Yacht Master Offshore. She brings to Kalimar additional knowledge of the sea and safety on yachts along with a love of chartering in Greece.She has spent years sailing throughout the Mediterranean with the Aegean and Ionian seas being her home. She is quick to help guests and ensure that have a spectacular charter!Popi welcomes guests with a bright smile – you will easily relax and enjoy the finest of holidays.Along with sailing and traveling, she loves SCUBA and underwater exploring, hiking, walking, cooking, reading, and adventurous life!Languages: English, Greek, and Africaans
Cook/ Hostes – Tzanidis Emmanouil
Emmanouil, born in 1994, is Greek and combines his sailing knowledge with his culinary arts degree in joining KaLiMar. He started his career in restaurants in 2010; from there, Emmanouil attended Le Monde Culinary School and graduated in 2014. He continued in restaurants throughout Greece and has participated in additional seminars -such as Italian Cuisine, Sous Vide, Greek PDO (protected designation of origin) Products, and Diet Menus- Smart Energy. With his diverse background, he is looking forward to offering exceptional service to guests and showing them the beauty of the Greek islands.
With a longtime love of sailing, Emmanouil holds his skipper and speedboat diplomas. He loves racing and has competed in open sea and buoy races. In 2011, he volunteered in organizing the sailing events for the Special Olympics held in Greece. In his free time, Emmanouil enjoys Alpine skiing, windsurfing, sailing for fun, SCUBA diving, and repairing cars.