MYKONOS CONFIDENTIAL LUXURY MAGAZINE is one of the most popular magazines about Mykonos Island. It is published once a year and it includes topics and suggestions about Mykonos and other islands.
The issue 2019 includes an interview with Nicolas Kyriakopoulos, the founder and CEO of Don Blue Yachting.
The constant explorer
The owner of the Don Blue Yachting company explores his options and the wishes of the island’s visitors.
- What’s the first thing you do in the morning?
I try to use my time to do meaningful things, both professionally and personally.
- Going back the time, what would you like to have been changed or preserved on the island?
I don’t think I’m the right person to answer. In general, I think that Mykonos embraced the whole world during very different times. Since then, there’s the constant increase in entrepreneurship and the attempt to manifest new ideas, which is a successful recipe and thus it must continue.
- What do you expect from the Mayor for the island’s prosperity?
All mayors try to do their best for their municipality. I’m someone who believes in teamwork. So, on that basis, we should all help the work of the current mayor so that we can progress further.
- What philosophy are your services based on?
Our overarching philosophy and strategy is based on the unique experience, the respect for the customer and the fulfillment of the demands. It’s an attempt to constantly evolve guided by meeting the needs that arise. We believe that in the difficult times that we live in, everyone needs moments to be relaxed, carefree and experience new things. That’s we strive and fight for constantly.
- How has the public changed in recent years?
There’s always going to be new trends. I personally together with my associates try to understand the public’s demands. It’s a fact that tourism to the island from abroad, is increasing yearly. That result in us learning about new cultures with different demands. The issue is not the public’s differentiation but how fast you can perceive the change.
- What has resulted from this change?
As I said before, our meeting with something different has given us a clearer picture of the public’s demands. A customer always has wants. Perhaps those wants have increased.
- Which factor modifies your sector’s demands in your opinions?
I believe that no factor can modify your work. Don Blue Yachting does not move forward based on the competition. We try be trailblazers. We don’t stray. We know how to perceive the environment, to evolve it or change it if needed.
- Pride, envy, lust, sloth, gluttony, greed, and wrath. Which do you consider our era’s most dangerous sin?
No extreme emotion is a good guide or counsel. They’re all equally dangerous and lead to wrong actions. If we all focus on our work and know how to manage success as well as failure, all the above will disappear. They certainly exist, but they can be combated by correcting our thinking.
- The most important virtue?
Patience. I think it’s the most difficult and the most valuable!
- Which motto expresses you?
All mottos help you to think deeply. “No guts, no glory”. I don’t know if it expressed me but it definitely has followed me until now.
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