In 2009, Yiannis Matthaios embarked on an ambitious mission that would see him merging the worlds of yachting and hospitality. With just two yachts and a handful of staff to assist him, Matthaios diligently nurtured his vision – leading him to the noteworthy success he knows enjoys.
Matthaios’ Caldera Yachting is a luxury yacht charter company based in Santorini, Greece, that offers guests the ultimate yachting experience. The specialist company offers all-inclusive shared and private cruises on a wide variety of brand-new vessels from which clients can make their selections. These include yachts, luxury catamarans, monohulls, motor yachts, traditional and rib boats that elegantly combine comfort and safety.
Today, almost 15 years after its first day of business, Caldera Yachting boasts a fleet of 22 yachts and a team of over 100 who have welcomed and served in excess of 50,000 guests.
Over the years, Caldera Yachting has received numerous awards. In addition to the latest award from lifestyle enthusiasts Luxury Lifestyle Awards for ‘Best Luxury Private Cruises in Santorini, Greece’, the company has received several Tripadvisor’s Travelers’ Choice Awards over the years. The company has been participating in the Greek Tourism Awards since 2015 and until 2021 it has been honored with silver and gold awards in the categories ‘Sea Tourism’ and ‘Customer Service’. In 2017 Caldera Yachting was honored with the award ‘Charter Company of the Year’, ranking it among the best in the world, while in 2018 it came back from London with the title ‘Best in Luxury’ from the International Travel & Tourism Awards by WTM.
In 2021, Caldera Yachting was certified by the Certification Bureau with the Certificate of Registration to CMD 1881/20 Hygiene Standard for the implementation of preventive measures against COVID-19.