Start your sailing holiday along the car-free promenade of Volos waterfront and try the local tsipouro drink. From there, go on to discover the dazzling secluded coves of the Pagasitikos Gulf, explore the charming Sporades Islands and relax in the green tranquility of Northern Evia.
Alternatively, start your sailing holiday from our seasonal base in the small harbour of Loutraki, on the Sporades Island of Skopelos.
Volos is a port city on the east coast of the Greek mainland, situated midway between Athens and Thessaloniki. It is the capital of the wonderful region of Magnesia. Modern Volos is a relatively new and vibrant city. It is mainly built on the area of the ancient city of Iolcus. Iolcus was the homeland of the mythical ancient Greek hero, Jason. This is also where he and the Argonauts began their voyage on their ship, the Argo, in search of the Golden Fleece. A replica of the Argo can be seen on the waterfront of Volos.
The Pagasitikos Gulf is a round-shaped gulf in the region of Magnesia, with the city of Volos as its main port. The gulf is embraced by Mount Pelion, with an opening to the Aegean Sea. Pelion is an area of incredible beauty – a high mountain with abundant fauna and flora, combined with stunning beaches. The Pagasitikos Gulf is ideal for relaxed sailing, as the sea is relatively calm, with gentle winds that are channelled down from Pelion. Sailing here will give you the opportunity to discover the captivating beauty of its many unspoilt bays, with their teal-coloured waters. Swim in the glimmering waters at Tzasteni or Nies. Taste the local specialities in one of the many pretty seaside villages – Pelion’s speciality (spetzofai) in the delightful Kato Gatzea or Afissos, fresh tuna in Kottes or crayfish spaghetti on the little island of Trikeri.
Northern Evia has lovely golden beaches surrounded by pine trees. It is dominated by forested mountains where you can find many pretty villages. Despite the distance, it’s worth visiting Edipsos – a lively town, long-renowned for the healing powers of its natural thermal springs.
Skiathos is a popular tourist destination, with its own airport, all necessary tourist facilities, a vibrant nightlife and over 60, chiefly sandy, beaches. You will find countless moored yachts and plenty of shops, cafes, restaurants and trendy bars in Skiathos Town.
Skopelos is the greenest island in Greece. The island has an unrivalled natural beauty and ecological balance, with its lush emerald forest and clear blue sea and sky. Walk in the maze of narrow flower-scented streets in Glossa and in the colourful main town of Skopelos.
Alonissos is renowned for its unique Marine Park, where the Mediterranean Monk Seal and other marine animals can be spotted. Explore the secret coastal caves and the neighbouring uninhabited islands. Be sure to visit the fascinating history museum in Patitiri harbour and the traditional ‘Old Town’.
Skyros is a bigger island, with many secluded beaches, and has little tourist development.
Enjoy the speciality ‘lobster spaghetti’, with a stunning sunset view in the charming port of Linaria. Explore Skyros Town, with its quaint cobbled streets and cycladic architecture.