Richard first came to Greece in 2001 working for a flotilla sailing company after completing a tradition and modern boat building apprenticeship. It wasn't long before he was on the water skippering a flotilla and visiting all the Ionian Islands. One of the fishing ports he visited was Fiskardo and it was not long until he fell in love with the Venetian village and all its local history so, as you can imagine he jumped at the chance to live there permanently as resort manager when the flotilla company decided to start up a new base in the harbour.
Together with his wife Sarah they bought some land and have built their own house overlooking the ever changing Ionian Sea and now have a young family.
With his great mate Jamie they noticed an opening in the market of villa management and came up with the concept of Ionian Property Services. They began with just one villa on their books and now have over thirty. Sadly Jamie has recently moved back to the UK to be closer to his family but Richard and IPS is continuing to go from strength to strength.
Richard is always amazed at the natural beauty of the place and never gets tired of the stunning views, ever changing Ionian Sea, hustle & bustle of Fiskardo in August and of course the very welcoming Kefalonians. Most of all though he loves the hidden energy of the place that somehow draws people back to the island year after year.