Nova Description

Nova, a stylish Lagoon 620 catamaran, early 2011 launch. Available from May 2011 in Greece for charters with dedicated crew.

Cruising Area of Nova

Pref. Pick-upAthens, Greece
Other Pick-upUpon Request
Summer PortAthens, Greece
Summer OperationsGreece
Winter OperationsGreece


Wash Basins5
TP in Heads-
Electric Heads5
Accommodation Details
Up to 8 guests, in one master cabin, two double and one with upper & lower bunks.


Length62 Feet
Beam32,10 Feet
Draft5,10 Feet
A/C NightYes
Sun AwningYes
Bimini TopYes
Children AllowedYes
Voltages24V & 220 V
Water MakerYes
Water Capacity960lit
Ice MakerYes
Internet AccessOnboard WIFI
Max Speed10.5
Cruising Speed9 - 10
Fuel Consumption40 Litres/Hr
EnginesENGINES: 2x New Yanmar 2x 170HP GENERATORS: 1 ONAN X 19 KWA 1 FISHER PANDA X 18 KWA
TV/DVD home cinema in saloon, TV/DVD & audio system in guest cabins, BOSE indoor audio system, Outdoor audio system, Generator, Inverter, 220V power sockets, Water maker, Full A/C, Wi-Fi internet access onboard.

Water Sports

Dinghy (Feet)Rib 4,70 m
Dinghy Hp60Hp
Dinghy Pax5
Adult WaterskisYes
Kids WaterskisYes
Snorkel GearYes
Wake BoardYes
1-Man KayakYes
Floating MatsYes
Swim PlatformsYes
Boarding LadderStern hydraulic
Fishing GearYes
Other Toys
4,70m dinghy with 60hp outboard Yamaha engine, Snorklling equipment, Fishing rods, Kayak-Tube, Water skiing (adults & kids), Paddle board, Wake board, Floating mats, Knee board

Refit 2020
New Engines 2x New Yanmar 2x 170HP
New Quantum Sails Genoa (the main sails was changed 3 years ago).
Light grey hull membrane, and new colour for Nova logo
Replacement of guard lines inox lines
New ice maker
New bathing towels
New plates
New flydeck mattresses, new tender cover, replacement of all deck pockets, new outside grey screens for saloon windows
New fender socks
New flydeck furniture
New curtains in saloon, cabins and galley
New microwave oven, new hood
Replacement of bow thrusters
Replacement of the fabric bed heads with leather bed heads

Scuba Diving Scuba Diving Symbol

ScubaYacht offers Rendezvous Diving only
Air CompressorNot Onboard
Dive Lights4


Salon Tv/DvdYes
Salon StereoYes
Board GamesYes
Other Entertainment
Inverter, 2 generators
2 Watermakers
Full air conditioning
Raymarine electronic navigation system + Radar + AIS anticollision system
Internet / Wifi / Iridium satellite phone
Galley: dish washer, oven, microwave oven, double door side by side fridge - freezer 500 l (132 US Gal) with ice maker
Ice maker and electrical grill in cockpit, fridge on flydeck
Construction in infused FRP + balsa core with polyester and high quality anti-osmotic resins
Carbon canoe boom - Aluminum mast
Electrical winches and mooring capstans - Harken deck gear
2 helm stations on flybridge
Hydraulic gangplank on port transom - Hydraulic platform for dinghy
Teak deck on aft cockpit and flybridge
1 transom shower (hot/cold) on each transom


Special DietsYes

Nova Crew Profile

Crew Number3
CaptainCostas Hiotis
SpeaksGreek,English & Italian
CrewSotiris Bempedelis

Captain Costas Chiotis

Costas is one of the most experienced sailing yachts skippers in Greece. He was born on the island of Hydra. He is married and has two daughters. Started sailing at the age of 13 and is a professional skipper since 1989, on 50 to 65 feet mono-hulls and catamarans. He has sailed more than 200.000 nautical miles, and has been the Captain of Nova since she was launched in 2011.Costas has all the training and experience to sail you safely in order to relax and enjoy a wonderful cruise! Costas knows the Greek islands and coasts like nobody else: idyllic remote bays, good fishing spots, nice harbours and their best restaurants and bars, interesting sites to visit, etc. Costas has a relaxed and outgoing personality, and adapts easily to new people. On board he is warm and discreet at the same time. His hobbies include sailing, scuba diving, fishing, water skiing, cooking, and models making. He speaks fluent Greek, English and Italian.

Captain class b diploma from Greek merchant marine academy of Aspropyrgos
Officer in charge of a navigational watch
Master of yachts of less than 500 GT
RYA ocean yacht master UP TO 200 GT
Power boat certificate
Holder of Greek seaman’s book
RO/RO passenger (a-v/1, a-v/2, a-v/3)
SSO diploma (ship security officer)
CSO diploma (company security officer)
Risk assessment & risk management
General operator diploma - GMDSS / Inmarsat/ ECDIS
Offshore personal survival training course by USAF
Small craft radar certificate
First aid certificate
Fire-fighting certificate
RYA diesel engine maintenance
CYA race management
Certificate in incident investigation
Certificate in chartering & brokering
PADI diving open water license
Lifeguard - rescue certificate
Seminars in yachting for crew members
Extensive yacht maintenance experience

Chef Sotiris (Takis) Bembedelis

Sotiris is a professional Chef. He graduated in 2004 from the Private Institute of Vocational Training “LE MONDE”in Athens, with specialization in culinary arts. He also holds a degree in tourism management from the Public Technological Educational Institution of Athens. Since 2004 Sotiris has worked as a chef or as the head-chef for various luxury hotels in Athens and on the islands, for Agnanti, the best restaurant on Skopelos island, and on Nova since 2017. His delicious and inspired Mediterranean cuisine will contribute to making your cruise onboard Nova unforgettable ! Calm, easy going and hard working, with a very good sense of humor, Sotiris speaks fluent Greek and English, and has good notions of French and German. His hobbies include Playing football 5×5, traveling, beer brewing, and wine making. He is married and the father of two little girls.

Diploma from Private Institute of Vocational Training “LE MONDE”in Athens, specialization in culinary arts
Degree in tourism management from the Public Technological Educational Institution of Athens.
Numerous trainings and seminars and notably:
‘Sushi’ By Nick Politakos, Chef in Kinjo Japanese Restaurant.
‘Restaurant Desserts’ by Thodoris Moisidis Chef Patissier in Varoulco restaurant (One Michelin Star)
‘Modern Patisserie’ by Raul Martinez (LA Boqueria, Barcelona).
‘Molecular Gastronomy’ by Chef Alexandros Charalampopoulos author of the award-winning book ‘Senses’.

Hostess Konstantina Belsi

Konstantina worked in different areas before she started sailing, and was notably a Greek dance teacher. Konstantina has been the hostess onboard Nova since 2012.
She 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 speed boat and sailing boat licenses, 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.

MCA (STCW 95) Basic crew training
Diploma of offshore sailing up to 20m from Hellenic Yacht Fed
Holder of license for power boat up to 20m.
RO/RO passenger A/V1
Holder of Greek seaman’s logbook
Fire-fighting certificate
MCA Proficiency in Medical First Aid Aboard Ship.
Massage training: Swedish with essential oil, Thai, Chair (face)
Training in personal make up
Seminars in yachting for crew members

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Nova Reservations & Port Locations

Start DateEnd DateDetails (Holds can be challenged)
Jun 07, 2024Jun 21, 2024Booked: Athens, Greece to Athens, Greece
Jun 22, 2024Jun 29, 2024Booked: Athens, Greece to Athens, Greece
Jul 04, 2024Jul 24, 2024Booked: Corfu* to Athens, Greece
Aug 06, 2024Aug 13, 2024Hold: Athens to Athens
Aug 30, 2024Sep 06, 2024Booked: Athens to Athens
Sep 07, 2024Sep 27, 2024Booked: TBC to TBC
Sep 28, 2024Oct 12, 2024Booked: Athens, Greece to Athens, Greece

Nova Rates / week

The prices shown are for the entire yacht for a week-long (7 nights) charter.
Low price: €19,600

High price: €27,300

The high and low prices of this yacht depend on both the number of guests and the traveling season. Send us an inquiry for exact pricing.
Yacht terms: Plus Expenses
The price includes a professional crew operating your chartered yacht, but all running expenses such as fuel, tax, provisions and any other costs are extra. Calculate between 15-25% for a sailing yacht and 25-35% for a motor yacht on top of the given rate with an APA cash payment made to the ships agent or captain, who will keep an open tap and produce full accounts of all expenditures. Unused APA money will be refunded. Inquire for more information.


July/August : 27,300 EUR per week
June/September: 23,100 EUR per week
Low Season: 19,600 EUR per week

Plus : Applicable VAT at the time of charter, currently 12%
Special Owner´s policy for less than a week charters and delivery/redelivery charges
VAT rate is determined by applicable tax legislation and may be subject to change without prior notice or responsibility on the Broker, the Stakeholder or the Owner. Should any changes in applicable tax legislation take place after the issuance of a charter agreement resulting in changes in total amount(s) due then the difference will be credited or debited accordingly to the Charterer

Charters for less than a week are only available upon request and the weekly rate is divided by 6.

Nova Guest Reviews

August 23 - September 2 2023

Dear Dina, Costas & Akis, Once again you have made our trip to Greece a spectacular vacation! You each wear so many hats to make the trip perfect. Kostas-perfect Captain, perfect dinner host, know what we needed, transfers, fisherman and finder of perfect quiet bays! We appreciate you in every way!
Akis-Full time Chef, part time line diver! Every meal is delicious, beautiful and creative! We love that food is planned for the whole day-balanced throughout the day! Aperitivo snacks were extraordinary. Watermelon brined feta still a favorite-but honestly so many perfect meals with perfectly executed dishes day after day! Thank you for putting in so much effort and touch every day!

Dina-masseuse, medical attendant, maniciurist, tech repair-there is NOTHING you don´t take care of and you make it look easy and effortless. Thank you for always knowing what we wanted-even before we do and thank you for your warm, kind, cheerful help with absolutely EVERYTHING we will miss you all but will see you next summer <3

August 12-22, 2023

Dear NOVA,
Thank you for the adventures that you have taken me on and the brilliant bays and teh super seas. Thank you Dina, who cleaned the deck, made the drinks, set the table and make everyone happy. Akis who made fantastic feast and tide the rope onto rocks deep in the sea. Costas who drove the boat to Island and make everyone happy. I will never forget you.

Summer days, salty waves, Bluest bays, diving deep, superb sailing, incredible food, fabulous host, beautiful towns, tubing fun, leaping dolphins, best friends, wonderful moments-Thank you!

Dear Akis, Costas Dina I thank you from the bottom of my heart for giving us the most magical, memorable time on board of the NOVA. The boat itself is fabulous but you as crew have truly made this holiday special. Akis-the food you created was flawless and put together with so much love. Costas-the NOVA would not have a better Captain! Dina-your dedication, eye for detail and kindness are inspiring. The last 10 days I will treasure and I know-so will everyone else! Thank you for everything!

Dear Dina, Akis & Costas I can´t believe you did so much to help us. I hope you will have a nice time. Thank you for everything!

Dear Dina, Akis and Costas, I don´t even know where to start saying thank you. We are all unbelievably grateful for everything you´ve done for us and how much we have enjoyed ourselves thank you so much.

Dear Dina, Akis and Costas Thank you so much for everything you´ve done to make this holiday memorable, enjoyable and fun. I have loved every second of it and it has been the best holiday I have ever had in my life. Thank you Costas for constantly trying to get us to the next beautiful and peaceful place. Thank you Dina for teh unbelievable amounts of fun and adding little treats and surprises to keep us curious. And thank you Akis for your exceptional food all of which is restaurant worthy and some of the best food I´ve ever had. Thank you so much NOVA!

Dear Dina, Akis & Costas-Thank you!
This has been a trip of a lifetime for my family made extra special by you an dyour team! I can´t express how grateful we are to you, here in this book but the memories made here from the exquisite food to the action sports on the water and the care and attention to details have not gone unnoticed. Thank you team!

July 26 - 4 August, 2023

Dear Costas, Dina and Akis!

Everything has an end! We have to go back to normal life after the wonderful cruise you offered us! There´s a song of Julio Iglesias: No, you have not changed...
The boat and the crew are always perfect. We enjoyed very much being with our children and their friends. Captain and crew always ready to help and to do anything to please us all. Wonderful crew on NOVA!

It was great to come back on NOVA after so much time and relive happy moments. The backgammon games and tube, Greek food by Akis, nice bays thanks to the Captain and of course of Dina caring for us at every mood. Thank you so much for everything and I hope to come back soon with you on board NOVA!

Such a beautiful trip on the NOVA and grateful we´ve been invited. Thank you Costa, Dina & Akis, unforgettable memories for my first cruise on a catamaran!

An amazing cruise thanks to you Dina, Costas & Akis! The NOVA is a wonderful boat and you were the perfect crew to help making this week so beautiful. Thanks Dina for caring about us every day and making us laugh! Thank you Costas for being so patient while driving us for the wakeboard. And finally thanks Akis for this amazing food, I discovered new things and enjoyed your specialties so much! I wish you the best summer and hope that everything will be fine for you and your families.

July 17-24, 2023

The food was just incredible and was each day a real joy for each of us. Captain you did us around, finding amazing little bays and coves so close to nature. One day and the next day or night, a very lively beautiful Greek port full of wonderful local culture. Dina, thank you for being so attentive and helpful, not to mention keeping the younger generation on their toes. We had always loved beautiful Greece and we will always come back, Thank you so much!!

July 9-16, 2023

A 5 STAR WEEK OF RECREACTION! Captain who finds the right places of joy , who gives us always an absolut feeling of safety , who sails when we ask for even there is no wind, who takes care of us in a perfect way of host! Chef, chief of the 5star restaurant onboard surprised us every day with new ideas and delicious food and all this from a small galley, we would like to have him at home. Stewardess, the sunshine onboard , the smile from morning to night , she knows our wishes before we know but also with very strong hands at a very good massage and knowledge of Greek philosophy , summarized the good soul on board! It was a wonderful 5 star week with a 5 star crew on a 5 star catamaran We want to come back!

July 1-8, 2023

Thank you for an amazing and unforgettable experiences. Because of you we were able to make wonderful memories. We enjoyed trying new foods, exploring new places and learning about your history and culture. It was a perfect trip!!

Costas, Dina & Akis, thanks for an amazing week on the NOVA. Our first trip to Greece was unforgettable. We really appreciate the history lessons and leaving were about your culture. The food was truly amazing at every meal. Cheers!

Costas, Dina & Akis-Thank you for the most amazing week! You are all so experienced and helped us make wonderful memories in Greece. I enjoyed the conversations and getting to know your culture! The food was incredible!! Thank you to the entire crew for taking such great care of us all week!

Dear Costas, Dina & Akis-thank you for making our week so great. The food was amazing, even though we could never finish all of it! Dina, I has so much fun going out and getting to explore he islands with you. And Costas, thank you for getting us to all of our destinations safely and making our week incredible!

Dear Costas, Dina & Akis, it was my first time in Greece and you made me not want to leave it. Costas brought us to the most amazing islands and coves to swim in! I cannot tell you how much I enjoy the food! Akis was such an amazing Chef. Dina, thank you so much for taking Sam and myself out to see the fun night life and explore. You guys are the best and I´ve made so many memories!

Dear Costas, Dina & akis-Thank you for making our first visit to Greece perfect! I loved learning about your culture, visiting your beautiful islands, and dining on your delicious food. Akis you are an amazing Chef. Thank you Dina & Costas for taking such great care of everyone. We made such wonderful memories with you all.

Dear Costas, Dina & Akis-This was an unforgettable first trip to Greece. You guys really made it an amazing trip. Costas, I have a lot of fun when you brought me tubbing even though nobody else went! Haha! Akis thanks so much for the incredible food and dessert. It was sooo good! Dina thanks so much for the help around the boat. And of course bringing chips and pop corn during poker. Thanks so much crew!

June 23-30, 2023

Dear Captain, Dina & Aki
What a special time we have had with you-we love Greece, its food and its people-you are the best of all of these-we will return <3 to see turtles & barracudas and to swim in your beautiful sea!
Dina you may make me swim around the boat 10 times so then I can come back on nOVA. What a wonderful boat and team! Yamas!
Akis is the best chef ever!-the most delicious food I have ever had. Dina is fun and watch out (she might push you in the water <3 Costa´s the best Captain ever.
To Captain Costas, Dina & Aki Thank you, thank you, thank you! This has been the best week ever. You have shown us the best of Greece, from the places tot he hospitality and most importantly the food! Aki you have made us certainly a little fatter and a whole bunch happier with your artistry on a plate. Dina you have made this trip so memorable and comfortable. And also a very special birthday for me! NOVA is a truly special boat made so special by the people. Hopefully we will be fortunate enough to see you all again in the future! EFCHARISTO

June 11-20, 2023

Dear Costas, Akis & Dina
Thank you all so much for another wonderful holiday. The boat is amazing but it is the 3 of you who have made the holiday truly memorable. We were so excited coming for our second trip with you and the whole thing has exceeded our expectations.
Costas-you´re an amazing Captain! You somehow managed to navigate us around the stormy weather that was affecting many parts of Greece while we had loving sunshine most days. You took us to the most beautiful places and we feel so safe in your hands.
Akis-what can we say? We LOVE your food. You have managed our dietary needs so well and every meal has been a delight and became our new favorite. We don´t know how you do it.
Dina-you never seem to rest! You have made everything so comfortable and have looked after all our needs. You seem to know what we want before we even want it! And we´ve really appreciated your manicures & pedicures.
You are all amazing and together are an amazing crew. You have made things perfect and fun and we hope to be back to visit other islands. Thank you!

Dear Costas, Akis & Dina
Thank you all so much for the most incredible time on the boat! We have the best memories of our last stay, but this holiday lived up to and surpassed our hopes and memories. From getting incredible mani-pedis with Dina to Akis´ always impressive meals (the best food we have ever had, consistently!) to Costas driving us around on the ring, they all really went above and beyond to make sure we had the best stay. The boat is absolutely amazing, but it is the crew that always makes the holiday so special. Thank you so much!

Dear Costas, Dina & Akis,
Thank you all for the most amazing holiday! Costas you are the best Captain! Thank you for always having us to the best spot, and for all the fun on the ring and exploring caves in the tender. Dina, thank you for always looking after us, the amazing wine & beer recommendations and mani-pedi! Akis your food is incredible!!! Every meal was amazing and we loved trying so many new Greek dishes that we hadn´t had before. Thank you so much for everything and we really hope to come back for another trip with you soon.

5-12 July, 2022

Dear Kostas, Dina and Akis,
There´s no way to just express the gratitude we have for how you have treated us so well and is lovely. We had a magical experience aboard the NOVA and can´t wait to be back.
Thank you all so much for being so nice and welcoming, and thank you for playing backgammon with me and thank you Dina for making me up and paying games <3

29 June-6 July, 2021

To the amazing crew of NOVA,
We have enjoyed a trip of lifetime sailing to the different Greek Islands, enjoying the amazing beauty of the sea and all that Greece has to offer. The trip was only enhanced by each of your various gifts. Amazing food from the Cook, always remember. Spoiled us! Cpt sharing your love of your country and sea was so special! We want to come back again soon! We will never forget the three of you!

20-28 June, 2021

Costas, Dina & Akis,
Thank you so much for giving us a truly wonderful week that we will remember forever. Everything was just perfect! You all have been kind and welcoming since the moment we walked on the boat. Amazing highlights, such as a beautiful 30th anniversary celebration on our first night! Cook’s fabulous food and every presentation was breathtaking. All of you have been a joy! Thank you for the perfect trip to Greece!

15-22 AUG 2020

Thank you for an amazing, relaxing and full filled week! Captain you have been a very good on finding wonderful places to stop, taking the kinds on the boat toys and playing endless rounds of uno! Stewardess, our kids are in love with you , you have made holidays very special for all! You are also fantastic host, very kind and fun you are a real star! Chef, the food we have had has been of an incredible standard even it was on land. To manage cook such fabulous high quality food on board that it is beyond belief! BRAVO! On the whole I just want to say thank you all for making our week so memorable and special!

13 - 21 SEPT. 2019

It is with great regret that e leave you all tomorrow, but rest assured we will carry a lot of memories of our time on Nova with her illustrious crew. Fabulous food – thanks to Akis (and thanks for your mom’s Mousaka recipe). Dina- thank you for keeping us in line and for pampering and supervising of our husbands. Captain Costas you are the best and number 1. Thank you so much for bringing us back through the storm safety. It was a wonderful adventure!! Thank you for everything!! You are an awesome crew!!

01 - 08 SEPT. 2019

You have made our week aboard Nova and in Greece one that we will never forget. Your country is beautiful, the yacht is gorgeous and the time of you made us feel like family. Our hearts are full of gratitude for all you have done for us and shown us. Your experience and hospitality guided our trip – Captain - each islands was better than the next with unique flavors. So speaking of flavors – Chef – the food was amazing!! (our pants are a bit tight) you are doing what you were made to do!! - Dina – you have hospitality in your heart. Every detail with a genuine smile and a spark for life. You really made us feel you like family and now we will miss you!!

14 - 21 JULY 2019

This is our second time with you and it has been a dream!! I was so happy to see you were all still here because you are the best team!! We love you guys and we love Nova. We will talk about this week all year long until we come back again! Love you all

06 - 13 JULY 2019

To Nova Crew:
Thank you all for giving us a special week in Greece. Captain Costas, for your expertise and professionalism!!! Akis for your amazing food we discover the best gastronomy of Greek recipes. Thank you for your creative cuisine. Dina for your kindness and dedication service, always with a smile on your face! Hope to see you soon.

23-30 JUNE 2019

Dear Akis, Dina & Costas
This was an amazing week!! We loved Greece and your amazing food!! You made our vacation the most memorable we have ever had and so special for us, our three kids and their uncle/aunt. Greece is the most incredible country and we are so happy that we’ve explored some beautiful islands with the most admired and capable captain, an award-winning chef and Dina the best hostess we could ever had!!!!

11-22 JUNE 2019

Dear Nova crew,

This trip was amazing and it would not have been the same without you guys!! You were professional, courteous, kind and just generally great people to be around. Dina, is there anything you cannot do?? You are a true jack-of-all-trades and kept everything in order. Costas, thank you for doing all of the water sports with me. My wakeboarding skills are much better. Akis, the food was spectacular. There wasn’t a single dish that I didn’t enjoy. I must have gained 10lbs this week, mostly from octopus. Thank you for an unforgettable experience.
Tommy Beres

Dear Costas, Akis & Dina,
Thank you for a marvelous trip! It truly has been beautiful and magical from the delicious food to spectacular views. I loved experiencing Greece on this amazing boat and hopping from one island to another. I am so grateful to have sailed upon the Nova and to do it with such a fabulous and hardworking crew. You all have created something so so special here for yourselves and the guests. May you do this for more years to come to allow even more people this blessing of an experience. Thank you so much for everything.
Lainey Beres

To the Nova crew – Akis, Dina & Costas,
Thank you for a wonderful experience. We had 3 generations on board and everyone of us truly enjoyed our trip to Greece, sailing and exploring the Greek islands with you. I will be forever thankful that we saw both Monemvasia & Hydra – the true Greece! Captain Costas knew just where to sail is everyday for swimming in the cleanest bays. Akis- your moussaka will remain a favorite dish. Dina you cared for all of us so lovingly, making sure we were relaxed, fresh and ready to go each day. Nova is lucky to have you! This will certainly be a trip for all of us to remember for many many years to come. We are very thankful for allowing us all to experience Greece with you! Best of luck to the Nova crew! Wishing you many more awesome of smooth sailing ahead!
Much love,
Kelly Beres

26 MAY - 02 JUNE 2019

Dearest Costas, Akis & Dina,
What a wonderful experience this has been – from the beautiful weather, to the most amazing spots along the Greek coast, and who could forget the BEST food of my life!! You three have made this family vacation the most special, and for that I cannot thank you enough. I cannot wait to come back to Greece in the future, and when I do, you 3 will be the first ones I contact! Dina, make sure to push Costas in the water when he isn’t looking, and send me a video when you do Akis, I will be dreaming of that steamed brownie + chocolate dust forever!!! Costas, keep all of those other boats in line, you are the KING OF THE SEA!
Love you all NOVA FOREVER!!
Sarah, Holmgren

The Nova crew – Costas, Akis & Dina
What a great time we had spending a week with you sailing the Greek islands! You are all incredible – From Costas knowing exactly where we wanted to go and showing us the beauty of what your country has to offer, to Akis who made the MOST INCREDIBLE AND DELICIOUS meals for us and Dina who was a fantastic hostess and become a great friend. All of you made this family trip very special and we will never forget you and the amazing time we had aboard the Nova.
All our best for your next charters and hope to sail again with you all in the future!!!!
Robert, Holmgren

Dear Costas, Akis & Dina
I cannot thank you enough for the wonderful, amazing week aboard the beautiful Nova. We had been planning this trip as a family for the past 3 years and you exceeded ALL our expectations. Costas, you are a very skilled Captain and you always set us up in the very best spots – Thank you!! Akis – you are the most amazing chef. We have NEVER had such amazing food. We ate so much more than we should – diets when we get home, but it was all worth it because it was truly amazing. Dina – thank you so being such a fun and amazing hostess. Always taking care of our needs! Thank you for the wonderful massage and foot scrub. You are the best!! This trip was epic for our family and we leave with so many beautiful memories that we will remember for a lifetime. We hope to return again soon!!
Thank you for everything!!!
Kathleen, Holmgren

To the best crew – the NOVA crew – Costas, Akis, Dina,
This has been the most amazing week for me and my family. Much generosity every day, with the places you took us, the food you prepared for us, and the laughter you shored with us. I woke up smiling every day, ready to enjoy the Greek sun, water & breeze, excited to see where our next adventure would lead us. Costas - every day I was amazed to watch you work from your “office” maneuvering this boat like nothing I have ever seen. I always felt so proud to say “yes this is our Captain!” Akis – I am sorry we kept you in the galley, but you truly have a gift with food! I have never eaten so well in my life! I am thankful for all that you did for us. It was pleasure to meet you and enjoying your food!! Dina – you are the most gracious host and took such a good care of all of us while we were here. Thank you for always telling us what to see and inspiring us to walk up 999 stairs to see the beautiful view from the Palamidi castle. I also want to thank you all for giving me such a wonderful 32nd birthday celebration! I loved all the destinations and will keep my gifts close to my heart. You all are wonderful people and I hope our paths can cross again soon.
All the best from the Holmgren Family,
Allison, Holmgren

19 - 25 MAY 2019

Dina – Thank you for making me enjoy the water!
Costas – Thank you for making me enjoy the islands!!
Akis – Thank you for making me enjoy the food!
You were all AMAZING, hospitable, and made this trip unforgettable!!
XO Jason Ryan

You all ROCK!! The food was outstanding, delicious <3 The drinks and accommodations were above and beyond!! The crew was truly amazing, THANK YOU <3 We saw some of the most beautiful places I have ever seen. Thank you all for sharing us the Greek islands. What I love I have found it in this boat!!
Thank you for EVERYTHING!!! <3
Diana Armour

Dina, Akis, Costas
Thank you for your consummate hospitality, and thank you for sharing your love at Greece with us. I have appreciated your kindness and friendship. I will never forget this trip especially when Costas power fully said at another boat “the big fish eats the little fish”

Dear Dina, Akis, Costas
Wow what an amazing crew!!! You made our trip awesome!! Memories that will last a lifetime!
You are a world class MICHELIN level chef. Simply, some of the most amazing meals I have ever had!!

You are the best captain!! Thank you for taking us to the best SPAS, the time we spent on the boat was smooth!! So enjoyable!!

YOU ARE THE BEST!! You have the best sense of humor. Thank you for keeping these boys in check|(especially Brad!! ) Seriously thank you so very much!! I hope we see you again next year!!
Michell <3

Dina, Akis, Costas
THANK YOU SO MUCH for such a wonderful week. Not only did we set to see the most amazing islands, beaches and coves, we got to do it while eating the best food and with great company!! Your hospitality was something else and we could not ask for something more. We will recommend this trip to everyone. I cannot wait to see you again!!

Akis, Dina & Costas,
We couldn’t imagine a more perfect trip on a more perfect boat!!
Thank you for all the laughs and good times. Food was delicious and beautiful. We will never forget this trip
Much love

Thank you for everything!! You all have been AMAZING!! What a beautiful country I will be back!!

24 -31 AUGUST 2018

Thank you for the wonderful trip! Everything was fantastic: the crew, food (amazing!) and the atmosphere! See you soon <3

22 -29 JULY 2018

Congratulations! You have succeeded in converting us into keen sailors We all loved every minute of our week on board. From exploring ship wrecks, to diving for sea urchins, eating new and delicious dishes and swimming in new spots every day, it was magical! Thank you guys. You can make a great team and more than that you make us to come back again soon. Xxx

04 -14 JULY 2018

Thank you so much for the most incredible holiday EVER!! You guys have been so helpful and nothing is ever too much trouble for you. Thank you Captain Costas for the awesome biscuit rides and managing to get us off, (it can be a hard task ). Thank you Akis for the absolutely amazing food, you are an incredible chef and you are going to make it very hard for me to go home and adopt to my own cooking again ☹. Lastly thank you Dina for he countless cocktails and lots of laughs, you have been so much fun and really spoiled us. This has been a trip I’ll never forget! Lots of love

20 -27 JUNE 2018

This was the most amazing week of my entire life. This was an unforgettable trip. Captain Costas was so nice and helpful and he is an amazing captain. He always made sure the guests and the boat was safe & he took us to the most amazing/ beautiful places. I wouldn’t have asked for a different schedule than the one he gave us. He also docked the boat in the BEST places. Dina is the most wonderful woman ever. She is so kind, generous, helpful and funny (she has the best laugh). She walked around Hydra with me and my sisters and we had the most amazing time. She is great with kids and I feel so comfortable around her. Ans as for Sotiris, he is the most amazing chef EVER. I have never been so well fed in my entire life. He is also very kind. He allowed my sisters and I to make smoothies in the kitchen with Dina (which was also very fun). I will never forget the meals he made for my family. I am so sad to leave the boat but I know that I will definitely try and come back. I thank them for everything! Goodbye <3

3-10 July 2017

Dearest team Nova, reading the pages of this book proves that you are more than professionals. It is crystal clear that you treat all of your guests like royalty and it is so appreciated! Our week with you was unforgettable. The memories of private anchorings in caves that aren’t on any maps combined with the most beautifully presented and delicious cuisine will never fade! Sailing on the magical Nova lead by her admiral was amazing and transported all of us from our daily routine to a place where we could just be. You will all forever be in our hearts and a put of our extended family! Much love and appreciation.

25 June - 2 July 2017

This week we have consistently eaten the best food of our life – we love you! Also thank ou to Costas for finding us an octopus and almost killing us on the tube haha! We love your great jokes and sense of humor!! Dina we apologize for making you put up with our messy cabin for a week and promise to do better in the future, we love you lots and sygnomi! We have had the most amazing week and you all made the experience that much better! We love NOVA!

17-24 June 2017

Captain Kostas, Sotiris and Dina, thank you from the bottom of our hearts for the incredible and fabulous time we had! Our first time to Greece, it now has a special place in our hearts. We will be sure to return as god allow us! The food was perfect and amazing, your detail and presentation was phenomenal Takis! Dina I appreciate the love and kindness shown to us and our family. Thank you for taking such good care of us. May the lord continue to bless you in your lives. Thank you for sharing your kindness and hospitality to us. God bless you always! Come see us in Texas!


Costas, you are a dear friend and a treasure. The memories of each of the 14 trips we have taken together over the past 21 years you have shared your beloved Greece with us, Aegean, Ionian, Sporades, Dodecanese, Peloponese, Cyclades, Halkidiki, even Turkey and I have loved every minute of it. Somehow, each trip has been more perfect than the last. But this last trip has been special, in so many ways. Thank you my friend!
Dina & Takis,
You are the most extraordinary crewthank you for making us so comfortable and happy. Dina, you have been our leader and expert of everything! Takis, each meal was a delight-fresh, delicious and beautifully presented. Dina we loved your table settings!!! Thank you both, and I hope we sail together again!


To the incredible crew of Nova-Costas, Dina & Takis,
This trip was our bucket list and you exceeded our expectations. The food, champagne, sunsets and the exclusive bays for swimming created so many memories. We felt at home immediately and each of you anticipated our needs, even when we invited friends to the boat for an evening happy hour. Every day was very special and we particularly loved our days in Hydra, our new favorite we cant want to be back!


Dear Captain Costas, Dina & Takis,
Thank you of a trip of a lifetime. From the moment we boarded the Nova, we felt comfortable to be in your friendly and capable hands. Captain Costas you navigated through the most stunning beautiful waters, and brought us to the most magical destinations. The beautiful painting we bought of your hometown Hydra will occupy a prominent place in our home. Thank you as well for all the fun water activities you are the greatest! Dina you are super you assisted the Captain, tended to the Nova, and catered to our every need without skipping a beat, we love you!
Takis the meals that we enjoyed on the Nova were by far the most delicious we have ever had. The perfection was extraordinary, and best of allYour charming presentation!
Thank you all for your expertise, warmth and kindness, you will forever be kept, special in our hearts till we meet again
Dear Costas, Takis and Dina,
Thank you for everything! Captain Costas you had by example of take us all confident and comfortable that you get us to the perfect place! And you did! Our memories will last forever! On board Nova, great job really, skiboat and tubing!
We especially loved your hometown of Hydra!
Dina your warm welcome, enthusiasm and pay attention enhanced our experience! You are also so much fun to hang out with! You are the saltiert DOG as you do it all! We are so appreciate! Thank you!
Takis what can we sayWe have eat at some of the best restaurants through the world but by far the best gastronomic experience we have ever had was with you! You are in a class by yourself as a real culinary artist!
We love you Nova Crew!


Dear Kostas, Dina & Takis,
Thank you all so much for a magical and unforgettable trip to Greece! We will not forget the amazing food, sunsets, cocktails and laughter we all enjoyed on Nova. One island was better than the next and our kids learned to waterski which was a huge thrill for us all!!! Thank you for all you did to make this last part of our vacation so very, very relaxing and special!


Dear Kostas, Dina and Takis,
Fourth cruise on Nova : we have archived the 67 knots of Meltemi! Thanks to Kostas talent and professionalism. We had a great time, relaxing and enjoying life thanks to Dinas welcome. And exceptional lunch and meals thanks to Takis always there to please everyone!

August 2015

We had high expectations on this cruise but Kostas, Dina and Stelios you really managed to surprise us with your professionalism and the way of doing things in detail. Kostas you can be very proud of your crew! Where on earth you found lovely Dina? A person who is talented in so many ways: her positive attitude, eye on beautiful table settings, excellence in customer service and ability to be everywhere to help us all just in the right time, as if she could read our minds. Stelios is the master chef. We enjoyed every meal. A couple of times I got tears in my eyes simple because the food was so delicious and beautiful. Kostas you are a captain with high professionalism and camling personality. Your taste in music is fantastic! In Arnold Schwarzeneggers words: WE WILL BE BACK! Love, Satu, Markku, Lina, Katriina, Mikko, Klaudia & Kaius.

July 2015

Thanks to Costas for choosing always the best moorings, your patience and professionalism that are for treating with kindness and thoughtfulness, and always with a smile! And thanks Stelios for all the good meals and treats we had a great time. See you next year! Laetitia
Like the previous years we had great holidays on board NOVA and we hope to come back. A special thank you to Costas for water ski and finding us beautiful spots. To Stelios for the delicious food and Dina for the kindness and water slide. Gaspard
Thank you all for this amazing cruise. Its been 10 amazing days again. Cant wait to come back next year! Ps. Dont forget the recipe of the moussaka! Alice

July 2015

Thank you so much for a fantastic week! Even after 26 years in Greece, you managed to make me fall in love with this blessed country all over again. I wish you all success in the world as you all deserve it working 24/7 to pamper us, to spoil us to care for our every need and most of all putting up with us! Were waiting for you in Ermioni or Athens or both! All the best for the rest of the summer and always, Pamela & Dimitris

June 2015

The week was the best we could have hoped for and we had a wonderful time. For two of us, who were apprehensive about sailing trip, the whole experience was a relaxation.
To Kostis thanks for applying all your local knowledge and sharing with us all the great places in the Cyclades.
To Dina you are like us and always in good humor and managed all of our needs. Thank you!!!
To Stelios your food was amazing and you should publish a cook book. We would buy it! We have gained weight but have no guilts! Bravo!
Nova is a wonderful yacht with wonderful people.

May 2015

One word describes this vacation aboard Nova- Epic! Exceeded our expectations on every front, from the most amazing food with crazy good service. Dina Rocks and Costas is Fantastic, always a calming presence. We are a parry f 8 ( 4 couples) from the USA- Man of us first trip to Greece. I hope to return soon.
Kris & Michael

May 2015

We had an amazing time, some of the best food we have ever had and the service was impressive. First time to Greece and I cant imagine seeing it any other way.
Nick & Susie

May 2015

BEST TRIP EVER. Thank you so much for your amazing service and friendship. Too many moments that will last a lifetime. Cant wait to do it again.
Bob & Melodi Holmgren

May 2015

You are an amazing team- A force of love of Greece and the desire to host us through its beauty. Thank you sharing with us your quick to smile faces every morning for taking impeccable care of us. You made us all feel like FAMILY!
With gratitude,
Meg & will

August 2014

Dear Crew,
Thank you for the amazing week on the Nova boat. We had a great time thanks to the exceptional crew.
Thank you Costas for the beautiful places we visited the funny rides, the wakeboard and for letting us jump from the boat.
Thank you Dina for the beautiful tables, the funny nights and most of all your smile.
Thank you Costas for the delicious food, the nice dish presentation and the birthday cakes.
Overall we loved the trip thanks to all of you.
You are the best well miss you all!
Thanks a lot,
Julien, Jean, Crystelle, Benedict, Victoria, Alexis.

August 2014

The trip with the Nova was a new experience for our family, with our 4 daughters.
Exploring the Ionian Sea was above all expectations because:
The crew was great and very special
Costas brought us to beautiful little bays and caves with lots of privacy and a lot of fun for the kids.
Dina took very well care of us always with a smile
Costas cooking was amazing! We had so many local dishes, fresh fish and traditional Greek dishes. From breakfast to dinner, it was all perfect.
All in all we had a wonderful time with moments we will never forget.
We will certainly come back to Greece to make more cruises.
We all hope to see you again!
Many many thanks for a wonderful time from all of us.

Pim, Simone, Nathalie, Stephanie Charlotte and Sophie.

July 2011

´We had the most amazing time on board Nova and a lot of wind! The delicious food, the great crew and the beautiful new boat contributed to us having an incredible time. We highly enjoyed our stay here sailing to beautiful Serifos, Paros, Mykonos and so on. We will take the greatest memories with us. We´ll be back !!!

Suzi, Wolfi, Aime, Elena, Phillip, Martien, and Maria, from Austria - July 2011

´We highly enjoyed our week in the greek islands...Thanks to the great crew who turned our trip to a memorable one! We will miss the delicious food of Nasos! ´

Sevim, Selim, Emir, and Demir, from Turkey - July 2011

September 2011

´These few days in Nova were great.We discovered Hydra and we loved it. Captain Costa will always stay in our memories to be the one teaching our daughter Sarah water skiing for the first time. Many thanks Tara for your freshness, you were great with all our family. We will all miss these delicious meals prepared by Naso, absolutely perfect, we were all waiting for ´´miammiam time!´´.

Nova is beautiful, new, clean, it´s a real pleasure to spend time on board. Many thanks to all of you, great boat, great team, we will fly home with great memories. For sure will see you again.....´

Sarah, Enzo, Matteo, Cecile, Lionel, from France and Turkey - September 2011

´We have had the most marvelous time on board Nova and the crew live up to their name- are shining stars. Nasos will certainly be a famous chef, I want a signed copy of his book!!! Tara is the perfect hostess with a beautiful smile and, of course, captain Costas is simply the best. A first class crew on a first class vessel- absolutely fabulous! Thank you for an amazing journey and ´shine on´

Best wishes and enjoy!

Ravi and Laura from U.S.A. - September 2011

My family and I thank you for an amazing trip! Best wishes!

Ann-Casey, Maria, and Chris from U.S.A. - September 2011

2 Agosto 2012

Costa, Naso & Dina

We arrived at Athens, five days ago with great enthusiasm and desire to enjoy a lot , enjoying the sea and sailing, a wonderful boat and get to know a little piece of your nice country. THANKS A LOT !!!

You made this dream reality! And you have made our holidays have been so fantastic !

We hope to come back another occasion and then enjoy again the nice food ..cooked by Nasos, the table decoration, the joy and sympathy, the manicure and dance of Dina and of course, all the care, professionalism and sence of humor of our captain Costa.

Looking forwards youve enjoyed a bit of our stay in your beautiful catamaran NOVA !!!!

With our best wishes

All the Spanish dancers

Pilar Vicente, Manolo Carlota, Vicente - Maria

6-14 August 2012

We enjoyed a relaxing cruise in the northern Dodecaneseislands.
Nova is extremely comfortable compared to its peers, with perfect layout and excellent seakeeping..
The crew has been professional and reliable in any aspect.
Food on board was delicious and better than any restaurant ashore.
Thanks Captain Costa, Nasos and Dina.

Diego, Amelia, Luigi, Benedetta, Guido and Giulia

Ps:We had a very good time and hope to repeat next year


August 2012

Dear Costas, Nasos,Dina

Thank you for the lovely week onboard this beautiful yacht.

Hope to see you again!


September 2012

Dear Costas,Naso,Dina

Thank you most wonderfully for our magic days on the Greek waters and Islands.
To the home of Odysseus and the caves and secret places upside down white trees!
Of course the magic kitchen of Naso and lots of Mousaka and eggplant made our nose and tongues happy while we enjoyed the fresh air and rising of the moon.
You managed the dance lessons, swimming and our menus wishes with pace and smiles. We made offering to Poseidon for good waters, gentle winds and private beachesin lovely settings.
Thank you again for allthe great memories and wishing you happy trips for your future as we miss our magic trip and and dream of our next voyage and Odyssey.

Unforgettable trip!!With a lot of beautiful memories with lovely companions!!

Thank you for the best time on this trip.Everything was great and we had an amazing time.We loved the food and the service!!

Matthew,Shahin ,Shahab,Elham

October 2012

Dear Costas,Dear Dina & Dear Nasos,


Costas, we had a wonderful time aboard your beautiful Nova Catamaran in between lovely nature, marvelous bays and unbelievably clear water. We were very impressed by the beauty of all the places you took us to.
Nasos, you made us most happy with all your delicious meals. Further than that you gave us the feeling of safety with your nautical skills.
Thank you for that!
Dina, we were very thankful to have you with your warm hospitality an board with us.
With a smile you fulfilled all our wishes in a very friendly way. Thank u
We are all very sure that this was not our last time on board Nova, and we can highly recommend a vacation with you

Eylem, Egil, Sarah + Thomas, Luis, Helga, Hermann

31 May 2015

One word describes this vacation aboard Nova- Epic! Exceeded our expectations on every front, from the most amazing food with crazy good service. Dina Rocks and Costas is Fantastic, always a calming presence. We are a parry f 8 ( 4 couples) from the USA- Man of us first trip to Greece. I hope to return soon.
Kris & Michael

May 2015

One word describes this vacation aboard Nova- Epic! Exceeded our expectations on every front, from the most amazing food with crazy good service. Dina Rocks and Costas is Fantastic, always a calming presence. We are a parry f 8 ( 4 couples) from the USA- Man of us first trip to Greece. I hope to return soon.
Kris & Michael

May 2015

One word describes this vacation aboard Nova- Epic! Exceeded our expectations on every front, from the most amazing food with crazy good service. Dina Rocks and Costas is Fantastic, always a calming presence. We are a parry f 8 ( 4 couples) from the USA- Man of us first trip to Greece. I hope to return soon. Kris & Michael

We had an amazing time, some of the best food we have ever had and the service was impressive. First time to Greece and I cant imagine seeing it any other way. Nick & Susie

BEST TRIP EVER. Thank you so much for your amazing service and friendship. Too many moments that will last a lifetime. Cant wait to do it again. Bob & Melodi Holmgren

You are an amazing team- A force of love of Greece and the desire to host us through its beauty. Thank you sharing with us your quick to smile faces every morning for taking impeccable care of us. You made us all feel like FAMILY! With gratitude, Meg & will

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