Captain Panos Sailing
Captain Panos Sailing
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Unforgettable daily sailing trips. Discover secluded beaches on Naxos Island, explore Rina's cave... Discover the Small Cyclades Islands, Schoinousa & Iraklia, swim in the crystal waters and sunbath in the amazing beaches of the Koufonissia Islands.
Naxos Town, South Aegean, Greece

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2023

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GeorgieC23
Brisbane, Australia30 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2023 • Family
Captain Panos was a very experienced and kind host. He made sure that we were enjoying ourselves and taking us to amazing locations to swim. He changed his itinerary to accomodate the weather and ensured we experienced some beautiful spots to swim. Timing was based on our requests and not his own. He was happy to go along with whatever we wanted to do which was so nice. On the way home he kindly offered to organise a bus as he was worried about the sea conditions, however we all decided to sail home and wasn’t rough and took his time navigating the way home so we all felt relaxed and safe. He is a very experienced captain and we all felt totally safe with an exceptional day on the water. Compared to many of the other sailing options, his price was very competitive while offering a unique experience on the water.
Written July 4, 2023
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josephinewj
Copenhagen, Denmark7 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2022 • Couples
We had the most amazing day with captain Panos and Elyso the 31/8.

We stopped for swims at Rina cave, Kato Koufonision and Glaronisi island, had lunch on Ammos beach (Koufonisia), swam at another little bay I don’t recall the name of, and on Limanaki Bay.

The service was outstanding!
All the passengers had a say in planning our trip, as Panos said “there is no plan, you decide where you want to go”

Panos didn’t just stay on the ship, he gave people the full experience and went snorkeling trough caves and diving from cliffs with us, which made people feel more safe.

Lovely Elyso made me feel like I was, at home with my grandma, as she constantly asked us if we were good, needed anything, was hungry or thirsty.😅❤️ Trough out the trip she did an amazing job, making sure that everybody stayed fully hydrated at all times. On the way back she entertained us with Greek music which only made the experience more authentic🎶🎼🪕

As an additional service Panos and Elyso takes pictures and video trough out the day, and send it via wetransfer afterwards.

We can only recommend booking a trip with Captain Panos and Elyso, we most definitely will next time we are in Naxos🌊

Best regards
Emil & Josephine
Written September 4, 2022
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Garrison K
3 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sep 2023 • Couples
You should not visit Naxos and leave until you do this tour. It is truly an exclusive experience - even the semi private tour.

Captain Panos is very knowledgeable of the sea & the Cyclades Islands and makes sailing look easy. You can tell he loves what he does because it shows in his hospitality and excitement each tour. He just wants to show you the best and most exclusive spots. You cannot ask for a better captain.

I recommend having multiple days available in order to maximize your chances for the best weather and experience. Captain Panos is very flexible about the tour based on the weather conditions and will work with you to maximize your time at sea visiting all the beautiful nearby islands.

My wife and I have spent our 1 year anniversary in England, Athens, Naxos, Paros, and Crete—and this was by far the best experience on our trip — and it’s been an amazing trip!

If you can afford it, Captain Panos also offers private tours which would be amazing as well. I think it would be worth it if I could afford that during this trip, but we met some awesome couples along the way too! We want to do this again some day. What are you waiting for?
Written September 22, 2023
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Alexandra Z
Minneapolis, MN32 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2021
Our honeymoon could not have ended better.
We booked a private day trip, the booking process was personal and smooth. we departed from Agia Anna where we were staying and sailed to Kufonisi , the weather was a bit windy but Captain Panos with his amazing entertaining and sailing skills made us enjoy the adventurous ride, we stopped and snorkeled at two caves, Mike jumped from the cliff of course following Panos as he did it first to give us courage !

Kufonisi has amazing beaches, and lovely crystal water.... we surely will visit again in our next trip to Greece. We had lunch in a nice cozy tavern and we then started our trip back.
It was a little bumpy as we were sailing upwind, my husband has a sailing license so he enjoyed the trip more than I did, I was sitting comfortably on the cockpit.
The trip ended in Agia Anna again, and we went for dinner with Panos , it was a very nice evening, we sure recommend taking one day to sail with him.
Written December 27, 2021
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CvdLinden
Amsterdam, The Netherlands3 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2022 • Family
Capt Panos was a superhost. We sailed with three little kids (age 4/7/10) from Naxos to Paros and back while stopping to do some snorkeling and kajaking. The wind was strong and he felt really bad about not being able to show us even more but we and the kids loved the fast sailing between islands! Capt Panos is making you and the kids feel at ease, does great sandwiches, is not watching his clock, tells stories and gives you an unforgettable experience during your stay at Naxos! Don’t hesitate, book him when you are here!
Written August 5, 2022
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Steve B
Cincinnati, OH2 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sep 2022
Incredible experience sailing to remote sections only seen by boat. Leave around 8 am, back around 6:30 pm...with loads of lifelong memories made in between. We had adult and 13 and 10 year old, they loved it. Captain Panos and his one crewmember did an outstanding job bringing water around ensuring everyone stayed hydrated. They also offered beer and some local liquor. We motored while the winds were weak, then began sailing once the winds picked up. We saw beautiful spots, caves to swim, ciffs to jump from and a few small interesting ports. I've been around boats and this type of service before, I will say this experience was top notch. Captain Panos is focused on ensuring you have an amazing experience. Based on conditions, he asked the boat if we wanted to sail further to see X or stay closer to do Y (after giving his recommendation, the boat decided). I'd highly recommend sailing with Captain Panos!
Written September 21, 2022
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coloradokaty76
Fort Collins, CO5 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2022 • Family
Dolphins! Blue clear waters! Lots of laughter! Rollercoaster waves! Captain Panos was awesome! We came the last few days of the season, end of October, and we still had a super day. He was flexible, patient, knowledgeable, smiled and laughed with us. We felt we were in trusted hands and he did an especially good job with my mother, 75 years old with a cast on her broken wrist. He was just as excited as we were when we saw dolphins multiple times and he let us all enjoy the rollercoaster waves at the front of the boat! I would highly recommend Captain Panos for a full day of amazing experiences!!!
Written October 29, 2022
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Lynn U
7 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2023
Captain Panos is an amazing host. Right from the first second we met, his focus was ensuring you had the best day possible. Given the windy day, he arranged for transportation to a different port, increasing our sailing time and he took us to the most picturesque places to swim. Not being a strong swimmer myself, Captain Panos stayed by me with a kayak at Rina cave so that I could hold on and have the full experience.
Written July 1, 2023
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Natasha C
Tadley, UK17 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2023 • Family
Captain Panos was so friendly and really wanted the make sure we had a memorable day. I would thoroughly recommend this trip if you want a fun and memorable day on the sea. He worked so hard to look after us and pointing things out to us. He was very clever taking us to secluded beautiful bays away from the rest of the tourists but always checked that we were happy to stop and was flexible about the length of time we wanted to stay. He was a very experienced captain and we felt completely safe with him. It was more important to him that we had a good time than him wanting to get his payment! We had a wonderful day on his boat!
Written August 27, 2023
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kndurekas
2 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2022 • Family
I have now been sailing with Captain Panos three times. Each time has been an experience I will never forget. He is such a wonderful person and very knowledgeable about sailing. He goes out of his way to make sure everyone feels safe and comfortable. Captain Panos took us to different spots each time we went sailing with him to go see caves, swim, and jump off rocks. The past time we went, he had an awesome assistant Eve that made sure we were taken care of and had everything we needed. Captain Panos and Eve’s passion for sailing and making sure their guests have a great experience are the reasons why I highly recommend Captain Panos for daily sailing trips in Naxos.
Written June 9, 2022
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