Owner and Captain of the ship, Gerasimos was born in Nidri and has spent his life on the seas, working as a sailor since the ripe old age of 15years old.
His many duties and work on cargo ships has taken him all around the world.
He was one of the chosen few who actually worked for Onassis, employed as an engineer on the largest most luxurious private owned ship the Christina, privately commissioned by Aristotle Onassis.
Gerasimos has labored endlessly in his effort to restore the Odysseia; she is now his rightful platform to share with you his passion and belief of his “ODYSSEIA” a tale of epic proportion, Lefkada is the home of ancient Ithaki.

Mariedo came from France on a discovery trip across Europe and was soon captivated by the light, the colour, the fauna and flora that are found in abundance in Lefkada.
Fascinated by the local culture and customs, and charmed by her childhood hero a seafaring Captain, she soon became deep rooted to life in Lefkada and so it was that Mariedo and Gerasimos traditionally married in Nidri in 1985.
Today Mariedo is the executive manager of the Odysseia. One of her many duties include an accurate account of traditions and customs in the village tour of Spartohori on Meganissi, her delightful sense of humor combined with an amazing skill of languages, she is fluent in French, English, Greek and Italian will ensure that all visitors go home with an in depth knowledge of the area.
Her talents to mention just a few include the daily management of the ship and a detailed commentary whilst on board in English, Italian and French.

To great fan fare and joy their “first son” was born in Montpellier July of 1987.
Dimitris, from almost the age of when he could walk was by his father’s side at the helm of the Odysseia.
From the grand age of 8years old until today he daily helped his family in any way he could on and off board, in preparing and caring for the Odysseia. As a top student, his studies then became the focus in his life and took over as he went onto his chosen university in Athens, where after several years of hard work and long hours he successfully graduated as a Mechanical engineer.
Summertime he will return to Nidri, with his invaluable knowledge to help and assist his family in the successful promotion and sales of the Odysseia.

Sunshine and light burst in an explosion of life with the arrival of the “first Daughter” in August of 1991.
Anastasia, constantly pushing the boundaries she went on at a very young age to organize and manage her life in a busy non stop business atmosphere of home. An extremely bright and intelligent teenager she worked hard and graduated from one of the top universities in Athens, where amongst many other subjects, she has chosen to concentrate on public relations and advertising.
Her passion for life and talent for languages make her a powerful asset to the management and daily organizing of the Odysseia business. Summertime sees her home in Nidri where she stands proudly with her brother and is responsible for sales and promotion of the Odysseia.


A very experienced sailor who lives locally which completes our team of competent crew to make sure your day is totally safe and comfortable.

Started as an apprentice sailor in 2005. Nowadays, he is one of the most valuable assets of the Odysseia, as he has evolved into an experienced sailor, an amazing cook and a cheerful character on board.

Second in command as a commercial navy officer, as well as an excellent barman. We value his deep knowledge of the sea, combined with his enthusiasm and energy on board.