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About me   

  • Vienna 10.2019
  • Planning the invasion of France
  • Jousting knight
  • Sustainability builds muscles!
  • Olives with sea view
  • Kefalonia 06.2013
  • 11.2019
  • My unforgettable Kervy
  • Wien Mitte Bahnhof
  • Servus Oida!
  • Vienna 10.2019

Vas Kosseris, MBA, MA

Owner of

Inhaber von

Ich liebe Wien und ich wohne im Zentrum von Schwechat. Gleichzeitig freue ich mich sehr, Gäste in meinen Häuser in Griechenland zu haben. Ich habe noch keine Kinder. Ich bin amerikanischer, britischer und griechischer Staatsbürger und spreche Englisch, Griechisch, Französisch, Deutsch und Italienisch. 

I love Vienna and I live in the center of Schwechat. At the same time, I am delighted to have guests at my homes in Greece. I have no children yet. I am an American, British and Greek citizen and speak English, Greek, French, German and Italian. 

I am the co-organiser of the "Vienna Book Group" at InterNations Vienna

Internations members are meeting on a monthly basis to discuss in English one or more books that we have preselected. Authors include Peter Handke, Thomas Mann, Imre Kertesz,  Nikos Kazantzakis, Amin Maalouf, Edmund de Waal… It is so gratifying to view our complex world not only from an author’s point of view, but also from that of fellow book club readers!  

I am a bit of a Jack of all trades. A yacht captain (us Greeks, we learn to swim before we walk -- and to exaggerate too!), a down to earth & roll up my sleeves type of guy (us Americans, aren’t we all?), a trifle eccentric (for us Brits, our quirks can range from the sublime to the ridiculous!), an analyst (happy to analyse personalities and financial markets, in that order), an olive grove farmer…

But why are these four apartments in the center of Athens called Eva, Myriam, Rena and Xenia?  

Music I like  on YouTube 

My Yachting CV

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Through Scylla & Charybdis

As you probably know, the tale of the adventures of Odysseus (Ulysses) is attributed to the Greek poet Homer, who was born sometime between the 12th and 8th centuries BC.

When I sailed through the Tyrrhenian Sea (off the west coast of Italy) I often thought of Odysseus, who purportedly also sailed through the same waters. Then, when I was passing through the straits of Messina, successfully negotiating the strong tidal waters, I was thinking of Odysseus again. He had quite an adventure passing through the exact same straits, called Scylla and Charybdis in the Homeric poems!  

  • In Southampton
  • In the North Sea
  • In Burnham on Crouch
  • In Burnham
  • In Burnham
  • In the English Channel
  • In Dunkerque
  • On the river Saone
  • On the river Rhone
  • In Cannes
  • In Italy
  • Crossing from Italy
  • In Argostoli
  • In Lixouri

My sea voyage from London to Lixouri

It may sound strange and a bit eerie, but occasionally there are echoes of the Odyssey in my own life. 

So many have lived through their own Odyssey, by migrating to distant lands only to return home one day. 

In my case, I pulled off my own Odyssey with my yacht in 2009, departing from the East coast of England and arriving at the Paliki peninsula, after sailing through more than 4,000 kilometres. Odysseus had a similar sea voyage through the Mediterranean sea, but it took him considerably longer! 

In this video, I am approaching the S.W. corner of Kefalonia on my yacht Mondo Cosseri. Mooring at the harbour of Argostoli was the happy ending of my Odyssey.