Captain: Ilias Chourdakis
Ilias is from Mykonos and began in the yachting world in 2013- first on a 30 foot RIB and then onto various sailing yachts throughout his career. He holds his Offshore Sailing Certificate from Nautical Athletic Club of Voula and his RYA GMDSS Short Range certification.
He is energetic and easy-going along with being very motivated – all of which he brings to Nomad II to offer guests an exceptional holiday. He is passionate about sailing and introducing guests to the wonders of Greece and the gorgeous Aegean waters. Along with sailing, he loves sports of all kinds and enjoys diving, fishing, and traveling.
Languages: Greek and English (fluent)Cook/ Hostess: Zoi Gkretsi
Zoi is from Athens, Greece, and studied in different countries throughout Europe. She has a Bachelor’s Degree in Greek Philology from the University of Crete in Rethimno, Greece, and a second Bachelor’s Degree in European Literature from Universidad del Pais Vasco in Vitoria, Spain. And, with a Master’s Degree in Modern Greek Studies, Zoi is the perfect person to cruise within the Greek Islands!
With a love of the water and wanting to work on yachts, she became certificated at the Nautical Club of Tzitzifies Kallithea Offshore Sailing School. She combines her love of sailing, her studies, and her passion for Mediterranean cooking into one and brings this fabulous mix to Nomad II When she is not sailing, she loves hiking, yoga, and photography. Zoi is looking forward to welcoming guests onto Nomad II this season and showing them the beauty of Greece!
Languages: Greek, English, Spanish (fluent); German (conversational)