We established Sail la Vie combining our passion for sailing, our admiration for Greece and our expertise in web and mobile technologies. Sail-la-vie.com is the most integrated platform for sailing vacations in Greece. Our services aim to create end-to-end sailing experiences, offering complete assistance for planning, booking and enjoying cruises in Greece.
Sail la Vie services are organized in 7 Phases, which we advise that you follow consecutively, to take full advantage of the state-of-the-art services. From discovering the Greek Archipelago to enjoying with safety sailing vacations, and keeping memories of the moments you will live.
Our motto is "Enjoy Sailing in Greece" and to guarantee this we have developed the "Sail-Safe" Quality System with which we evaluate both our own and our partners' yachts and provided services. This assessment is a combination of yacht specifications, experts’ controlled visits and clients' reviews. Sail la Vie Cruises are known as extremely safe and enjoyable with high quality standards.
We would like to welcome you aboard to Navigate your Experience and to thank you for visiting Sail-la-vie.com. Please contact us should you need any assistance or to share with us your impressions and comments from own experience.
The "Sailing" Team of Sail-la-vie.com
Vaggelis is co-founder and general manager at Sail la Vie. His main interest is the development of innovative web & mobile services for sea tourism. He holds an engineering diploma and bachelor's in economics. He has over 10 years' experience in large multinational companies prior to Sail la Vie. Sailing is his favorite sport, and he has participated in several sailing races in the Aegean and the Ionian Sea. Vaggelis is responsible for customers from the United Arab Emirates and Asia.
Christina is co-founder and international communications manager at Sail la Vie. She has over 15 years' experience, in an international environment, including 5-star hotels and mega yachts. She holds a bachelor from Ecole Hôtelière of Lausanne and a masters in multimedia communications. Christina loves sailing, riding, and surfing. She likes to give attention to every detail.
George is racing sailing specialist and technical director at Sail la Vie. Sailing is his main passion for over 35 years. He has studied architecture in Greece, Denmark & Sweden. George was Sports Equipment Manager for Sailing during the Athens 2004 Olympic Games and he is currently technical consultant of several Olympic teams. He has organized dozens of sailing events all over the world.
Stelios is sailing holidays specialist at Sail la Vie. He has sailed, together with Vaggelis, all over Greece. He enjoys advising Sail la Vie customers of the areas they could visit for sailing holidays and provides sailing tips for every destination. He holds an engineering diploma and was Venue Technology Manager during the Athens 2004 Olympic Games. He has participated in several sailing races in the Aegean and the Ionian Sea.
Despina is events manager at Sail la Vie. She has experience in event marketing & strategy, corporate communications, PR & marketing, and has organized cultural, sports and business events both for public and private customers. She was Spectator Services Manager during the Athens 2004 Olympic Games. She holds a BA and an MA in art history from Mount Holyoke College and the Institute of Fine Arts, New York University respectively.
Tomas is information technology manager at Sail la Vie. He has more than 10 years of experience in web design and he is passionate about CSS and data visualization. He holds a Library Science and Information Systems degree and Master's in Information Systems MSc. You may read more about him at his blog tomas.gr
Niki is customer service associate at Sail la Vie. She is a recent graduate and is passionate with customer service, trying to find the best possible solution for Sail la Vie customers.
Michael is sailing specialist and responsible for the German region at Sail la Vie. He holds a journalism degree and he is passionate with filming and sailing in Greece.
Gina is yachting expert with more than 20 years of experience in the East Mediterranean. Her family owns a sailing yacht in Greece. She is currently based in Florida, USA and she is responsible for the American region.
Raphael is sailing yachts owner and responsible for the Benelux region at Sail la Vie. He holds an engineering diploma, and he is passionate about racing mechanics and sailing in Greece.
Dear Steve and John, Homer's Odyssey is a wonderful adventure story about sailing the Aegean Sea of Greece. Our group of four Canadian couples sailed these same enchanted waters with our two captains, Steve and John. We sailed an Ocean Star 51.2 sloop from the Port of Lavrio near Athens. As we departed and sailed past Cape Sounion, we offered a libation to the Greek god of the sea, Poseidon, whose temple still adorns the crest of this rugged peak. Obviously, we did well, because our magical voyage led us from one wonderful island to another all the way to Santorini with its awesome towns on top of soaring cliffs. Each island had its unique vistas and culture and delightful dining. Our captains, both fluent in the Greek language, history and culture, guided us with walks and stories and culinary delights through each incredible day of our journey. They also reduced any anxieties we may have had through their expert handling of the comfortable boat as we docked safely at many ports of call and anchored to swim and stay the night at delightful hidden coves. Our two weeks of cruising produced a lifetime of memories and a renewed appreciation of the Greek culture, both past and present. Thank you, Steve and John, for all of this. It really couldn't have been any better!
Michael C., USA
Mighty M and skipper Yiota were both excellent. We had a lot of fun sailing in the Cyclades. Very helpful base manager too. We will be back soon!
Gina Calderon ,
When we arrive we checked in on our cabin and that was it. No stress again for our bags, HERA was luxury and I believe one of the best boats I have sailed with.
A very impressive yacht!!! We enjoyed a wonderful day cruise to Aigina Island. Very helpful crew, good food onboard! Next time we want to cruise again on Sir Winston Churchill and hopefully spend more days.
Francesco M., Italia
Abbiamo passato una settimana bellissima alle Ionie. Il catamarano e ottimo per i bambini, piu spazioso della barca a vela che avevamo preso l'anno scorso. Skipper Apostolis e bravissimo e conosce la zona molto bene! Anche l'agenzia ha aiutato molto per l'organizzazione della vacanza, ha fatto assistenza in italiano perfetto in tutti dettagli. Grazie Sail la Vie!
We thank our Partners for their support!
SAIL LA VIE is a business unit of HARTIS Integrated Nautical Services Ltd which provides Yacht Charter Services for sailing in Greece. Our company name comes from the Greek word "χάρτης" that means "map" and relates to the science of cartography (chartes or charax = sheet of papyrus or paper and graphein = to write), that builds on the premise that reality can be modelled in ways that communicate spatial information effectively, combining science, aesthetics and technique.
Our vision is to promote "safe sailing" among the amateur sailors' community, by utilizing advanced navigation techniques based on modern nautical cartography practices. Our mission is to become the leader in providing sailing navigation services and products for the Eastern Mediterranean Sea and our major partner is the Hellenic Navy Hydrographic Service.
Licensed by the Greek National Tourism Organization [G.N.T.O]
Member of the Hellenic Yacht Brokers Association [H.Y.B.A]
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Cruise to places of religious devotion, combine a rich spiritual experience with a relaxing break in the most beautiful spots of Greece. Sail la Vie has selected the most important sacred places and designed 3 different cruises that will take you on a religious journey through Greece. Come join us on one of our exclusive pilgrimage cruises around the Greek Islands. See how...