Stavros Kaiki

Traditional boatyard Greece

Stavros is a floating work of art. One of the best-preserved traditional wooden boats in Greece, Stavos has remained in the same shipping family for generations – the symbol of a seafaring nation and the perfect vessel for a slow cruise around the Greek islands.

Ffor centuries, Greece had the largest fleet of wooden boats in the world. Built by master craftsmen whose knowledge of the sea is as deep as the horizon is wide, they are famously seaworthy and built to last. But now these kaikia are in danger of extiction, as EU incentives encourage fishermen to destroy their boats rather than maintain them at sea.