A private getaway for your first wedding anniversary on a sailboat – what could be more romantic? And just a few months away from expecting their first child too – Dora & George soaked in this excursion under a sunny Greek sky.

from the photographer: “Dora & George said I do in Lefkada earlier this year but when the day came to celebrate their anniversary and the fact that soon they’d become parents this fresh husband had a very special surprise in stock for the apple of his eye.

With their baby on the way and Dora already 7 months pregnant George asked us to devise a way the two of them could enjoy a day meaningfully spent but also keep safe and far from the buzzing crowds of any destination.

Our first thought, and the actual winner in our suggestions, was a private sailboat cruise across the emerald green waters of the Ionia Sea, off the western coast of Greece and just to the east of the island of Lefkada.

Those already familiar with modern Greek tycoon history will instantly recognize this destination as the private island of the late Greek shipping billionaire Aristotle Onassis, the island of Skorpios.

A lavish patch of heaven, forested from south to north, featuring over 200 varieties of tree species, and laced with sandy beaches, three residences, a helicopter landing pad, and a boat quay owned by the family, Skorpios was also the site of his wedding to former United States First Lady Jacqueline Kennedy. Its beauty is unique in the region while its remote ambiance and quietude made it ideal for our couple’s cruise.

Onboard the Elisabeth, the couple enjoyed one of the creamiest summer sunsets indulging in signature non-alcohol, blueberry cocktails created by our mixologist and a series of sweet and salty American pie treats from Mamalis pastry chef, who based the recipes on a selection of local produce as well as Dora’s favorite entrĂ©es and flavors.”

Wedding planning,design and styling: Phaedra Liakou
Photographer: Lefteris Kalampokas
Catering: Mamalis Catering
Luxury yachting: GA Holidays

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