Kaikia are wooden boats usually found in the waters of the Ionian or the Aegean Sea. Formerly a fishing boat, Antonios is built from pinewood with the frame of the craft constructed from a curved carvel planking and finished with the decking known as a katastroma.
The colors that are chosen for each part of the kaiki are chosen with reason. The frame of the craft is often painted in orange, to preserve and seal the timber. Most kaki are painted white, to counter the powerful sun, while the stakes and the topsides are painted in various vivid colours.
Below the bow you will find the name of the boat carved on a tablet, usually they are given ladies names or you will see letters representing the Islands of Greece, which give the boat provenance. For Example, the letter N, stands for Nisi, the Greek word for Island.
Each kaiki is truly unique having been built from the builder's passion for the sea and for fishing. Kaikis were usually built from memory without any plans.
Rent Antonios today for an authentic Greek experience. It is the only way to travel back in time on a family day out with BBQ, salad or some fishing. Drinks and food included.
Antonios is also the perfect verssel for weddings.