Your views & comments in 2016

Sailing & Diving Tale,  9/10/2016

14642344 10155375527129196 8072340944995329340 n"Sotiris, Annie, it was such an amazing trip… we had everything: adventure, science, politics, excitement, discussions, sun, wind, no wind, clouds, waves, lightnings, nearly rain, sailing for hours, diving, caves, sponges, corals, nudibranchs, tube worms, octopuses, tritons, amphoras, lobster, groupers, shrimps… beaches, sand, pebbles… Thank you for everything!! We learned so much on this trip. Looking forward to meeting you again. See you next year!" Astrid & Simon, Austria

"Thank you for such a fun week! Filled with crazy scuba diving adventures, too many full bellies, plenty of laughter, many times running into stationary objects while the yacht was moving, lots of raki, a lot of sunburn & so many good beaches! xx" Lauren, USA"
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Dear Annie & Sotiris, thanks very much for a fantastic week! Εven when things weren't quite 'plain sailing' you always found a solution with such a smile. I'll definitely be looking for sailing lessons back in the UK. Best wishes!" Amy, UK 

 
Sailing & Walking Tale, 17/09/2016

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after an unforgettable summer. Here are a few memories of the fantastic finale: a week of sailing and hiking in the small Cyclades on Tahita in the company of friends; great, ecologists Mystic Blue Eco Sailing. And Let's not forget Daphne and our patron, the great Sotiris! Thank you." Lorenza, Empar, Jaume, Olga, Teresa and Angels, Spain
 
Sailing & Walking Tale, 3/09/2016
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"Thanks to Annie & Sotiris for a wonderful relaxing week discovering the lesser Cyclades… It's been a week full of singing (nursery rhymes), swimming (something unplanned!!) and good food, with the occasional gin &
tonic thrown in. Thanks to the fellow travellers Christoph & Verena, Francesca & Stella and Lorraine for making it such an enjoyable week!
 
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I've loved every minute of it and have seen a new side to Greece that I hope to see again and again. Wishing Annie & Sotiris all the best for their future ventures and adventures. Un grand abrazo. xx" Laura, UK

"A lovely way of experiencing the smaller Cyclades on Tahita. Thanks to Annie & Sotiris for making us feel welcome." Lorraine, UK
 
Sailing & Diving Tale, 27/09/2016

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"Sotiris & Annie, from wonderful sailing adventures to seeing the stars in Koufonisia to late nights at the taverna, we absolutely loved our trip. Thank you for not only being our guides through our first time in Greece (and Chris' first time in Europe) but also wonderful friends. Your philosophy of exploring the world and leaving a better (not more damaging) impact will always remain with us. We will bring back so many stories and experiences with us to our friends and family. We won't say goodbye but rather see you next time! Please come and visit us in the US anytime. Best regards." Diane & Chris, USA
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"What a week! Not one I will ever forget and I don't think can ever be repeated. Thank you for making it such an amazing experience in every way. I wish you both good luck and best wishes for the future. Love." Sancha, UK
 
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"Annie & Sotiris, thank you both so much for making this holiday such a wonderful experience for us in so many ways. So many beautiful islands & adventures in the last seven days, this is a week that will live long in my memory and will inspire me to do much more with my time. You have been much more than guides to us and we really appreciate the friendship and generosity of spirit that has made our holiday so special. xxx" Adam, UK
 
 
Sailing Tale, 20/08/2016

"Sotiris thank you so much for an amazing trip in the Cyclades. We had some amazing experiences such as: seeing a wild turtle, eating souvlaki and falafel, meeting you and all your interesting topics. I will remember Greece, you and your kindness." Lev, UK


"Thank you so so much for a very memorable week we had on Tahita thanks to you! The feeling of freedom when you feel the wind on your skin during a sail, sleeping on a deck under the open sky with myriad of bright stars, every evening discovering a new island, snorkelling at night, seeing a turtle - all of these was memorable and exciting. I will remember the places you took us, the things you taught us on the boat (I hope I  remember at least how to make one of the knots), but most of all I'll remember our conversations. Thank you for being open and true to yourself. That's invaluable. I'm glad I met yet another human being with a beautiful and open mind as yours." Ilona, UK
Sailing Tale, 13/08/2016
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"Thank you so much for the week we spent with you exploring the islands. We made so many great memories! Some of our favourite things included: the cliff jumping, cave exploring, the amazing food, our barbecue on the deserted island (seeing my first shooting star!) and all of the delicious ice cream. We will miss Tahita. Thanks again for everything." Ella, Sam, Luke, Linda & Derek, Ireland

Sailing & Diving Tale, 23/07/2016
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"What a wonderful week!!! A great experience - wonderful company and guidance, beautiful islands and very interesting diving sites. I have learned an awful lot this week about sailing, diving, Greek food, politics, films, sea life e.t.c, and look forward to a return trip in the future. Love." Pat, UK


"Annie & Sotiris, thank you so much for the great laughs, spectacular dives, delicious food, and smooth sailing this pat week. I had a wonderful time both on and off Tahita." Caitline, USA
Sailing Tale, 16/07/2016

"Thank you for a wonderful week of sailing and exploring new islands. We really love the Small Cyclades so thank you for introducing us! We will definitely try to return some day. Sotiris you are such an expert sailor - I learnt so much just by watching you! Noha, you cared of us so well, especially with the seasickness and you are also a great first Mate! Sailing the channel was thrilling and challenging. Sailing around the islands was like paradise! Love." Suzie, Ian, Emma & Lanz, Charlotte, UK
Sailing & Diving Tale, 2/07/2016
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"Annie & Sotiris, thank you so much for such an amazing week exploring the Cyclades! Here are some of our favourite memories: zikibob dancing, "in da oven", Greek breakfast, brunch, lunch, learning about biodiversity of the Med, Willem Dafoo movies, village walks with Annie, amazing cavern dives, learning the three Greek phrases to gets by: a. so what; b. why not c. cheers!, teaching/hearing southern accents and phrases.

Y'all the best - can't wait to come back! Love." Kristina (Katerina), Farrell (Filitsa), Dan (Danos), Ian (Yiannis), US
Sailing & Diving Tale, 25/06/2016

2016 06 03 19.07.26"Annie & Sotiris, we had a wonderful experience this past week. Sailing through the Small Cyclades was a moving experience. The scenery, the history, the people, the food… it was lovely. Your informed guidance made the whole week run smoothly, no matter the challenges. Diving that huge cavern was really special. The light filters in from above illuminating the life within the cavern was beautiful. Sotiris worked very hard to get us to our dive sites and ports of call in a timely, stress free fashion. Thanks again to you both!" Simon & Susan, Canada
Sailing & Diving Tale, 11/06/2016
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"Dear Annie & Sotiris, thank you so much for this beautiful week we spent! Sea, sand, sky, fishes, sponges, a giant scorpion fish, one hidden sea turtle, dolphins, cats by hundreds... dry and amazing landscapes, sailing, diving, delicious meals, nice floating sleeps on Tahita, colourful flowers... super friendly and warm people everywhere... and your company!
We enjoyed a lot your knowledge about nature, your skills to guide us under the sea and on land and your passionate reflexions-discussions! You took really good care of us! Thank you!!!" Manu & Kathleen, France & Germany

"Merci pour cette semaine de découverte. Vous m' avez donné envie de progresser au plongée et de m'initier a la voile… efharisto polee!" Jean-Pierre, France 
Sailing & Walking Tale, 21/05/2016
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"Dear Annie & Sotiris, I think I fell a little bit in love with the Cyclades and it's a lot because of you guys. Thank you for being so passionate about what you do and let other people share it with you. You impressed me by your multi-task 
activities. It was my first experience on sailing. I enjoyed to watch the infinite horizon, to have the possibility to look the sea at 360 degrees, to just let my body follow the movements of the sea and receiving the dancing of the wind on my face. The Greek people I met were so nice, open-minded and took care of me in every occasion. Greece and especially the little Cyclades, taught me about generosity. Your home is in my heart. Thanks a lot!" Eve-coralie, France

2016 05 25 16.31.50"Sotiris & Annie, how can we thank you for such a lovely week in your islands. I can't think of a better way to get an insight into your wonderful country. As hosts we've really enjoyed your energy and thoughtfulness and company. The food, the walks, the islands - all wonderful. Please come and see us if you can. Thank you and regards." Mike & Annie, New Zealand

"I loved it. Thanks for creating such a lovely itinerary and a lovely, relaxed atmosphere. Thanks for caring for us, the communities you visit and mother earth. It makes all the difference!" Jane, Ireland

"We are so grateful of you both for our experience of the Cyclades. It has been a truly memorable experience - from the diving and learning of the Mediterranean Sea and marine life to the walking around the islands, and even the angle we achieved while sailing! We are looking forward to retelling our adventure to friends and family over Joe's soon-to-be Greek inspired goat! Much love & thanks."
Joe & Annie, New Zealand

Your comments & reviews in 2015

Sailing & Diving Tale, 23/05/2015

May22b“Dear Tahita (and Sotiris & Annie), we have had a beautiful, exciting, and fun week sailing with you. We especially loved riding in the truck and eating goat in Koufonisi, the cavern dive in Iraklia, provisioning in the small towns, the beach hike in Kimolos, the walks and delicious sea food in Sifnos, and a fun, lively last dive in Kimolos followed by snorkeling at the shipwreck and a visit to a small fishing village for ‘meze’ in Milos.

It was an exciting adventure all week long and we appreciate your thoughtfulness in showing us around greatly. We wish Tahita and her crew many wonderful adventures! Thank you! With much love and sincerity.” Danielle & Josh, USA

mAY22“Annie & Sotiris, thank you so much for a wonderful week aboard Tahita. The seas were beautiful, the dives were fantastic, and the food was unbelievable. Thank you for taking us to the small towns on the small islands and letting us experience the ‘real Cycaldes’. I appreciate the personal touch you both give to the trip. Thank you so much.” Nathan, USA

“Annie & Sotiris, Time on Tahita was fantastic. Thank you for the genuine and thoughtful care you took of us. It was a trip that will not be forgotten. Will definitely be sending friends your way.” Katie, USA

“Annie & Sotiris, the time I spent with you this last week has been the best that I have had in a long time. I want to thank you for sharing your experience and life with us if only for a short time. I would definitely join you again in the future to see more of the islands. Thank you for everything.” Chris, USA
 

Sailing & Diving Tale, 6/6/2015

6junc“Il était une fois… 2 Suisses, 1 Hollandaise, 2 Quebecois, mais surtout une charmante femme du prenom d’ Annie et d’un capitaine formidable donc une equipage complet et pleurs d’amour. Vos valeurs sont biens partagées ainsi que vos connaissances, nous nous sommes sentis en confiances, merci de nous avoir bercés sur cette magnifique Mediterannee.” Florence & Roger, Canada

 

6 junb“Merci infiniment pour cette magnifique expérience.” Lulu, Switzerland

 

“This was the most happy, beautiful, relaxing sail & dive trip I have even been on!! Thank you so much for taking such good care of us! Love.”Marian, Switzerland


Sailing, Diving & Walking Tale, 10/07/2015

2015 07 10 19.34.13“Nous avons passé une excellent semaine en compagnie de toute l’équipe – j’ai eu l’occasion de faire ma 1ere épave. Merci à Annie & Sotiris” Radha, France

“Une magnifique semaine de navigation pour nous deux. Un souvenir inoubliable = la balla de l’Iraklia et la plongee dans la caverne d’Ali Baba. Efharisto Annie & Sotiris.” Lucile, France

“Thanks Annie & Sotiris for showing us much lovely beaches, ports, villages, tavernas around the Cyclades. You showed us Greeks can enjoy themselves in this lovely environment despite austerity. We will spread the word.” Gesche & Michael, Germany & UK

11750713 10154090321814196 7739749182099751732 n“It was such an enjoyable trip. I was very glad to have found Mystic Blue and sailed with you to different islands in the Cyclades. Each island is beautiful in its unique way. I particularly like Sifnos and Iraklia. Thank you Annie for taking us to the trails and letting us enjoy the spectacular views.My special thanks to you Annie for helping me jump into the water finally. I wouldn’t be able to do it without you. You are a kind, capable and strong woman. Thank you Sotiris for taking the helm and bringing us to these wonderful places. Greece is a beautiful country. I love it! Wish you all the best!!!” Katherine, China

“In sickness and in health it has been a brilliant week! Thank you for sharing some of your beautiful country and its hidden gems with us. Keep up the good work. All the best and ‘grazie’!” Lorenza, Italy 

Sailing Tale, 25/07/2015

“Thank you. We had a wonderful holiday in Greece and will certainly be back ourselves besides recommending it to friends. Thomas and Miss Georgia were great and we had fun hopping around the various islands. The smaller islands were more fun for us, more relaxed and laid back. Once again, thanks for a fantastic holiday. Regards” Navdeep, India 

Sailing Tale, 1/08/2015

Wilmafamily1“What an experience! When we remember our time on Tahita we might just have to sit down! We just got our sea legs and now it’s time to go – we’re  sorry we couldn’t enjoy the sea, the sailing and the beautiful islands for a little longer. Thank you for the amazing experiences, fantastic food and spectacular islands and sailing!” Wilma & Family, South Africa

Sailing Tale, 15/08/2015

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“Tom and I had a wonderful time! There were so many highlights it’s  difficult to choose which ones to mention, but I knew Tom will be recounting the boat rescue episode for many weeks/months/years! Thank you for giving us such a good holiday experience.” Claudia & Tom, UK  

Sailing & Diving Tale, 12/09/2015

“Nice diving, nice stories. Thank you for this week.” Elizabeth & Peter, Austria

Sailing & Walking Tale, 26/09/2015

26spta“Thank you for a wonderful holiday, always loved Greece & Sotiris and Annie reminded me how lovely and quiet the islands are. I forgot how blue the water is & how friendly the Greeks are. Have a good life & if you ever make it to Australia, get in touch. Thank you. Ciao.” Louise & Mal, Australia 


Dear Annie & Sotiris, the walks were fabulous, the sailing invigorating and the company was pleasant. You set everything up very well for us and gave us some great memories. Thank you for a memorable holiday.” Jo-Ann & Gary, USA

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 “Annie & Sotiris, thank you for an amazing trip! The islands were beautiful and so fun to explore. We loved it all. Love.” Amanda & Matt, USA

 

 

Sailing & Diving Tale, 03/10/2015

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“Sailing in the open water on the calm sunny days with gentle wind… mooring in the isolated bays away from any crowds… 5 different dive sites, especially the cave… all the small villages we visited… great experience and gave us a good taste of sailing… now ready for some more! You guys made the trip even better, great job Sotiris and Takis.” Melanie, USA 

Your comments & reviews in 2014

Sailing & Diving Tale, 24/05/2014

“The end of a perfect dive and sail trip for me. Diving in Greece with Annie was perfect. The visibility was always good and so much sea life to see. The highlight of the week was the squalls we run into and the winds gusts. I loved every minute of the storm! I never felt we were in danger because our team Sotiris & Annie are truly expert sailors! Sarah was also a delight to spend the week with!” Janet, Seattle USA“

Dear Annie & Sotiris, thank you so much for a wonderful trip. It was amazing and I loved every minute of it (apart from my near death experience!). Hope to see you very soon. Thanks again, much love.” Sarah, UK

Sailing & Diving Tale, 07/06/2014

“Annie and Sotiris, thank you so much for an amazing week aboard Tahita. It was the most memorable part of our time in Greece thanks to the great company, interesting dives, and phenomenal food. I hope I have the opportunity to visit again sometime in the future!” Alex, USA

“Annie & Sotiris, thank you so much for showing us a fantastic 5 days abroad the boat. The diving, sun and company were wonderful. I’ll definitely be recommending you to friends. Don’t let Alec do too much and enjoy the rest of the week!…” Nick, USA

“Dear Annie & Sotiris, Maya, Alec & I thank you for such a wonderful week with both of you on Tahita! Your intelligence about all things and loving care of your guests made these voyages more than just a great dive trip. Thank you for the love and care you put into your work. I have benefited immeasurably.” William, USA

“Annie & Sotiris, thank you so much for this amazing week onboard Tahita! Every day was a new adventure and it’s thanks to you that we were able to see amazing parts of the islands we would have never otherwise seen! I loved every aspect of the trip – the diving, the sailing and the delicious food! Thanks for all the memories, your kindness, and your friendship.” Maya, USA

“Thank you guys for taking us on this adventure. It was so good to get to know you two even though we didn’t “turn” up. The diving and food was incredible, so thanks for that. It’s been real!!” Alec, USA

Sailing & Walking Tale, 14/06/2014

“Annie & Sotiris, I had one of the most awesome experience in my life (short life), beautiful islands, very nice people, great meals… I hope that you also enjoyed as much as we all did. I’ll recommend anyone I know to come and sail this beautiful sea with you.” Ruben, Portugal

“To our great new Greek friends, Annie & Sotiris, thank you for all of the amazing new experiences and memories that we shared together; Greek dancing, Greek music, Greek food, Greek coffee, Greek culture and of course extremely strong Greek alcohol!!!! Thank you for teaching us about sailing and taking us diving. Thank you for introducing us to all things Greek, and in the best way possible! We both felt that we experienced Greece in a very different way, unlike other tourists and now we have greater appreciation for even the most remote islands that other tourists have never heard of!! Thank you for everything, we wish we could do it all over again! We will be in touch! Talk soon and take care.” Kim and Tara, Botswana

Sailing & Walking Tale, 28/06/2014

“Annie & Sotiris, thank you for making this a wonderful holiday. It was fantastic to visit different islands and explore the paths and… and… so many lovely memories to take home. We have been visiting Greece for 40 years and we tasted the best food ever in the family run tavernas that you introduced us to. Thanks again.” Chris and Greg, UK

Sailing Tale, 05/07/2014

“Annie & Sotiris, thank you for your sailing skills and your friendly attention to try to meet our individual needs. Greatly enjoyed to going to small, family kafenions for dinner and swimming in beautiful waters.” Stephen & Jane, UK

Sailing Tale, 12/07/2014

“Dear Sotiris… We’ve had an amazing week with you. A true adventure – never knowing where we would end up that evening but knowing that if we put our trust in Soto it would be fantastic! Thank you for taking time to introduce us to some wonderful places and wonderful friends. Snorkeling, food, history, biodiversity – Yippee!” Madeleine, UK

“We had an unforgettable time with you on Tahita! Dolphin spotting, “Gilda” on the open air cinema and the WW2 airplane were definitely highlights. Looking forward to seeing Trashformers on comic book stores worldwide! Thanks again for our best holiday ever.” Daisy, UK

“Sotiris thanks for showing us some of the magic of the Cyclades and introducing us to some great sounds, places and people! We leave with many happy and treasured memories and some ideas and thoughts for the future. xx” Alan, UK

“Wasn’t sure how a week on a boat alone with my family and a stranger would turn out, but after the first day I knew we were in for a great week. You were a positively excellent skipper, full of interesting stories, easy to talk to and above all friendly. Your vast knowledge of the Greek islands, and pretty much everything else, was astonishing! I had a great time everywhere I went and I’m so glad you were here to show us around. The boat was lovely and comfortable and if I had to do it again I wouldn’t change a thing. Thanks again for the wonderful experience. xxx” Alfred, UK

Sailing & Diving Tale, 02/08/2014

“Annie & Sotiris, merci beaucoup pour cette semaine très dépassante aussi qu’ intéressante, j’ ai adore vivre sur un bateau pendant une semaine, malgré quelques peurs aux premiers jours, ce fut une des meilleures semaines de vacances que j’ ai eut. Vous etes des personnes formidables, avec qui nous avons passe de tres bons moments. Merci encore, prenez soin de vous.” Cecile, France

“Annie & Sotiris, merci beaucoup pour cette veilleuse semaine, nous avons pu voir la Greece comme jamais nous aurions peu la voir autrement. Efharisto” Benoit, France

“Merci infiniment pour cette splendide semaine, si authentique et votre accueil si convivial.” Catherine & Phillipe, France

Sailing & Diving Tale, 09/08/2014

“We did a night dive (my first) in a very small group and we came across an interesting sight. We watched transfixed as a rather large, diaphanously-white nudibranch went about its slow and curious business of being a nudibranch. We were all pleased to see such an ephemeral creature and Sotiris later described it to the non-divers as “like a bride”. My favorite part of the night dive came later. Unexpectedly, surfacing after a great dive with new friends in warm, tranquil waters into a night sky twinkling with bright stars is something to be remembered… I had a really lovely time.” Melandee, USA

“We had a great time last week. Thank you!” Patrick, USA

Sailing & Diving Tale, 16/08/2014

“Thank you so much for an amazing week of sailing & diving. We all had such a wonderful experience and saw Greece in a way most tourists don’t get to see it.” Kate, UK

“Annie you were very patient with us all and me in particular – thank you so much for that! We have learned so much and seen wonderful places in a way we could never have done on our own! Tally ho Sotiris! Much love.” Catrina & Josh, UK

“Thank you for a wonderful time. It was Jolly good! xx” Kim, UK

“One had a splendid time aboard your vessel, my good sir. It was just cricket!” Jamie, UK

“A truly memorable week. Many thanks.” Alastair, UK

Sailing & Diving Tale, 06/09/2014

“Great group, great places, great holiday. I will miss all these wonderful things we saw and we lived. But I promise I’ll try to keep all this hearty and beauty and these smiles in a sunny corner of my heart! Thank you Sotiris!!! Thank Annie!!!… and thank you Tahita…! Many sun kisses for each of you!” Anna, Italy

“Dear Annie & Sotiris, thank you very much for the warm welcome on your boat. We had a great time, it was exactly what we needed. We enjoyed the company, stories, smiles, dives, food, wine, to relax, the group… I hope we can convince our friends to come over as well for this wonderful experience. Good luck with all the ongoing projects and who knows, maybe we’ll be back!” Lijs, Belgium

“Annie & Sotiris, this is a great way to relax and experience Greece. Thanks for a wonderful time sailing, diving & enjoying new places.” Vijay, India

“Dear Annie & Sotiris, what a good experience to dive and sail in the Cyclades! Thank you very much of this week far away from all schedule.” Maelle, Spain

Wild Tale, 03/09/2014

“I cannot thank you enough for our fantastic holiday; both Bryan and I thoroughly enjoyed our time on board. We were so fortunate to find such a knowledgeable professional skipper, who I have to be honest we both felt tremendously safe with throughout the week, which at our age is vitally important! Andrea was superb, his knowledge and passion really brought the whole experience of the beautiful Cyclades to life. His patience with our questions and enthusiasm for the flora, fauna and local Greek way of life never wavering. I still remember watching him leave, Bryan and I stood on Tahita in Adamas and watched until we could no longer see the ferry and realised that we had just said goodbye to a very dear friend.

Very many people have asked how the trip went, we have enthused greatly about the sailing, walking and wildlife and how we would love someday to return or for some of our friends to enjoy the stunning scenery, so thank you all once again and we hope to see you sometime soon. Take care.” Di & Bryan, UK

Sailing & Diving Tale, 06/10/2014

“Annie & Sotiris, thank you so much for the amazing week sailing & diving! Amazing sights!” Joel & Kirsten, USA

“Thank you so much Annie & Sotiris for so much enjoyment on my trip, enjoyed all of it, diving, sailing, walking. Thanks.” Ann, UK