Captain Name: Athanasios Vourvopoulos
Captain Nationality: Hellenic
Number of Crew: 12
The Alexandra Team
Athanasios Vourvopoulos – Greek
Captain Thanasis was born on July 13, 1978. He is a graduate of the Merchant Marine Academy and holds a Captains First Class Diploma. He also holds Certificates in SSO (Ship security officer ) , GMDSS , Arpa, Radar, Ecdis, Brm, Fire fighting and First aids/Medical care on board. Captain Thanasis has 16 years of experience and the last 9 years as a captain in high specification motor commercial yachts. With excellent knowledge of the Aegean, Ionian and Mediterranean waters, he can be relied on to recommend the right place for the right occasion, from cosmopolitan full-service beach clubs in popular islands to deserted sandy beaches off the beaten track. His hobbies include sailing, basketball, fishing and martial arts. Captain Thanasis speaks English, he is married and has two children.
Chief Officer Chronis Papageorgiou
Chronis graduated from the Merchant Marine Academy of Hydra and holds a Class A license. Upon completion, he worked onboard numerous cargo vessels gaining experience and seaman skills. Chronis decided to shift his focus to the yachting industry a few years ago and has remained on luxury yachts since. Chronis has joined ALEXANDRA for the upcoming season 2019, and has already proved to be an asset to the team with his extensive experience and knowledge, and great team leadership skills. When Chronis is not at sea, he likes to listen to music and go sailing. He speaks English very well.
Chief Engineer Stavros Stamelos
Stavros is a graduate of the Merchant Academy and holds the highest level Class A Engineer’s Diploma. After serving in the Greek navy, he has accumulated more than 11 years of experience on board luxury motor yachts and is always keen to serve the needs of the guests. He holds Certificates in SSO, Life saving and firefighting, including V1-2 and V3. Stavros is responsible for service and maintenance oversight of main engines, generators and all mechanical – electrical systems. Stavros enjoys swimming, theater and the cinema.
Lampros Georgousis – Greek
Lampros holds a Class B license and has been onboard commercial and cruise ships for 14 years having gained extensive knowledge and experience at sea. Lambros decided to pursue his career in the yachting industry and has joined the Alexandra this year bringing with him his love for the sea and his professionalism. He has updated certificates in Ro/Ro & Passenger Ship Safety, Life Saving and Fire Fighting. Lampros enjoys having guests on board and working with the array of sports equipment. He speaks English and Greek.
Antonis Kouris – Greek
Antoni was born in Athens, Greece and speaks fluent English. After he graduated from the Athens Culinary School he went on to working at high-end, reputable restaurants gaining experience and knowledge. Antoni further worked as the Head chef in 5-star hotels all over Greece. Apart from his chef diploma, he has also attended many culinary seminars enhancing his knowledge and passion for modern and fusion cuisine. Antoni works hard to impress his guests with his culinary creations, and fulfill all of their expectations and is always ready to accommodate special dietary requests and last minute requests which are his favorite challenge! Antoni also loves to prepare special cocktails and is quite the wine connoisseur. During his free time his enjoys football and swimming and speaks excellent English.
Polyxeni Evangelatou – Greek
Xenia was born on January 19, 1965. She is a PYA (Professional Yachting Association) certified Chief Stewardess with extensive experience in the hospitality industry with a VIP clientele service orientation. After working for more than 15 years in restaurants and luxury chalets she joined the yachting industry in 2014 as a chief stewardess delivering a high standard of services to guests while ensuring the everyday smooth operation of the boat’s interior. Xenia holds a WSET Diploma in Wines and Wine Service and has attended courses in Spirits & Mixology, Gastronomy and Fine Dining service. She studied sculpture and History of fine arts and enjoys attending art exhibitions. She likes literature, cinema and traveling. Xenia is fluent in Greek and English.
Patra Magnisali – Greek
Patra has 7 years of experience in providing impeccable service onboard luxury yachts, high-end restaurants and 5-stars hotels in Greece and had also worked abroad in Germany. She pays exceptional attention to detail and is able to anticipate the needs of her guests in advance. Patra has a special gift with children, is very caring and giving. She speaks excellent English and German.
Maria Bizou – Greek
Marie joined the yachting industry in 2015 and has gained extensive experience working on a variety of charter yachts. Marie decided to have a small break from yachting to pursue work ashore however it wasn’t long before life at sea lured her back. She is happy to take on more responsibilities and can offer a helpful hand in the galley when required. The Captain & Crew are very pleased to welcome her back onboard as their newest member of the team!
Junior Stewardess Greta Oikonomou
Greta joined the yachting industry in 2018 and is 31 years old. She is very friendly and positive, with an outgoing personality! Greta is very focused on her duties, and a great assistance with the laundry and housekeeping. She has previous experience in tourism, and is now ready to commence a career onboard luxury yachts! ALEXANDRA’s crew is pleased to welcome her as their newest member of the team. Greta speaks English and she likes music, cinema, theater and dancing on her free time!
Manolis Xousakos – Greek
Manolis has been working at sea since 1997 and holds a skipper Class C and speedboat license. He has been onboard luxury yachts for over 15 years with extensive experience and love for what he does. Manolis joined ALEXANDRA in 2002 and has been onboard since building a wealth of capabilities and is a very valuable part of the team. He speaks English, Greek and Spanish.
Antonis Kormos – Greek
Antonis has been working at sea since 2007. In 2011 he worked on board his first superyacht and has never looked back since! Antonis has experience on both charter and private yachts, cruising all over the Mediterranean. He loves that his job enables him to pursue two of his hobbies, travelling and watersports! When Lampros is not enjoying life at sea, he is at home in Greece with his lovely wife and newly born baby girl.
Bosun Sotiris Aleksandros
Sotiris has been working at sea since 2009 and has been assisting with ship-board operations involving maintenance, tender & toys management, line handling, anchoring, moorings and general deck care. His love and passion for his position onboard make Sotiri a pleasure to have onboard! He is married with 2 children. Born in Johannesburg in South Africa, Sotiris enjoys fishing and is a keen Scuba diver.