Volos (ancient Lolkos) and the Pagasitikos Gulf ... The land of Jason & the Argonauts!
Volos lies at the northern tip of the Pagasitikos Gulf, an almost lake-like stretch of water, just 13 Nautical miles across and 15 long. On the southern tip of the gulf you will find the exit to the Aegean Sea and the Sporades islands, but before plotting a course for the hustle and bustle of Skiathos, lets explore the picturesque coast of the Gulf.
The picture below is a view of Volos Port looking from Alikes
These amazing Gulfs and channels are full of suprises and present traditional Greece at its best. These are safe and interesting cruising areas, protected by tall mountains and yet full of interesting and beautiful places, fishing villages, islands and many special and quiet bays.
The picture below shows the Pagasitikos Gulf looking from east to west.
There are probably few places in the world which offer a better sailing environment than MAGNESIA in Greece. If you consider the glorious summer sunshine, the crystal-clear, turquoise seas, golden beaches and a constant summer wind, you will have the ideal sailing holiday.
The picture below shows a view over Zastini Bay towards Prashouda Island from the south looking north.
12 x 15 nm of crystal clear, warm, safe sea. With Volos City to the north, Mount Pelion to the east, the Evia channel to the south, mainland Greece to the west and an abundance of coastal villages and islands to explore, the views are exceptional.
The picture below shows a view over Nies Bay looking from west to east.