is a traditional wooden Greek boat

A kaiki is a traditional vessel that can be found among the crystal waters of the Aegean Ionian Seas.

Trehandiri is a specific hull type characterized by its wide beam and deep draft that provide unparalleled stability, which has established it as the most successful Greek hull, making the two words, kaiki and trehandiri, synonymous. In fact, over the past 300 years most Greek ships, whether fishing, commercial or passenger, have been of the trehandiri type.

characterized by its  wide beam and deep draftAnd yet today, there are only a handful of shipyards still building these magnificent boats, primarily due to the decline of the Greek fishing industry. Our passion to preserve M/S Achilleas and offer our guests the opportunity to sail and enjoy it is our contribution to preserving the unique history and legacy of the Greek traditional kaiki.


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M/S Achilleas

Named after the hero of the Trojan War and the central character of Homer’s Iliad, Achilleas is a 23 meter (75.5 feet) boat that was built in 1978 on the Greek island of Thasos in the Northern Aegean by the world-renowned ship builder Antonis Ploutis. The material used was pine from the Greek island of Samos, considered to be the highest quality wood for shipbuilding because of its high resin content. Past owners were successful businessmen who used it primarily for private leisure use. The current owners meticulously restored Achilleas for charter use, providing visitors and guests the opportunity to experience the unique history and unparalleled grace of this fine example of Greek shipbuilding.
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M/S Achilleas

BOAT TYPE: Classic Greek motor sailor

BUILT: by Antonis Ploutis in Thasos Greece, 1978

REFIT (last): 2018

CONSTRUCTION: Pine Displacement Hull


LENGTH: 22,5 m (74 ft)

BEAM: 7 m (23 ft)

DRAFT: 2,9 m (9,5 ft)

ENGINES: 2 x Mercedes 225 hp (each) – 450hp total


GENERATORS: 2 x Onan (16 kW each)

FUEL CONSUMPTION: (main engines)90 L/hr + 90 L/day (generators)


NO OF GUESTS: Up to 7 adults and one child (or 6 adults and 2 children) for overnight charters, up to 10 guests for daily charters

CABINS: 4 (one master, one double, one with bunkbeds for adults, and one with bunkbeds for one adult and one child) + Crew Cabin

BATHROOMS: 3 (two ensuite, and one ensuite shared between the other cabins) + Crew head

AIR CONDITIONING: Fully air conditioned in all indoor facilities


FULLY EQUIPPED GALLEY: Electric stove, electric oven, microwave oven, refrigerator, deep freezer/refrigerator, ice cube maker, Nespresso coffee maker and various other kitchen appliances.

RECREATIONAL EQUIPMENT: LCD TV 32”, audio equipment indoors in lounge and outdoors, and wi-fi access.

WATER SPORTS EQUIPMENT: One stand-up paddle, one canoe for 2 persons, tubes, snorkeling equipment, fishing equipment, and sun bathing platform.

TENDER RIB: 3,80m (12.5 ft) with 50 hp

NAVIGATIONAL EQUIPMENT: Sounder Furuno LS-6100, Ratheon R10-41XX Radar, McMurdo SmartFind E5 EPIRB (Auto Float Free), ICOM IC-M330E VHF, GPS Plotter SAMYUNG Navis 2500.

CREW: 3 (captain, hostess/chef, deck hand) in separate cabins with separate bathroom

BASE: Athens, Greece (Marina Delta Falirou)