The Crew

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.

Costas 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. You are on board Nova to relax and enjoy a wonderful cruise, Costas is here to take care !

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…. He has friends on many islands, and knows the key persons and facilities that will help make your cruise a success, on most of them.

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

Sotiris Bebedelis 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’. 

Konstantina Belsi is the hostess onboard Nova.

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.

Konstantina 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