About Achillion Magnesia Greece
Achillio is in the south west side of the Pagasitikos Gulf in the deepest point of Ormos Ptelou or Ptelou bay GPS 39.00.76N 22.58.00E in the region of Magnesia in Greece. Achillio is about a 50 min drive south from Volos City (see 3 on the map) and about 30 min from Volos (Nea Anchialos) Airport (see 'star' on map). Most importantly, we can offer an airport transfer service from Volos (Neo Anchialos), Thessaloniki or Athens airports to your yacht in Achillio base. Please contact us for more information on airport transfers.
Achillion is a well-kept, small fishing village on the Gulf of Volos . A palm-fringed promenade welcomes visitors before the start of the cruise with a friendly atmosphere and clients who arrive early can enjoy a nice swim in the beach or lunch in a taverna while waiting for the yachts to be cleaned and be ready for the check-in.
The Cruising Area: The Sporades Islands on your doorstep.
The the Northern Sporades (Skiathos, Skopelos, Alonissos and Skyros) islands are all remarkable destinations that offer excellent sailing conditions. In the map shown below the Achillio base location is 1 and Skiathos Island (the gateway to the Sporades) is 2 and Volos is 3 and Volos (Neo Anchialos) is shown with a 'star'. As you can see the airport is not far from Achillio base and Skiathos is just a pleasant daysail away. From the yacht charter base, you can explore Northern Sporades and the Gulf of Volos with the beautiful Pelion mountain peninsula with traditional villages and islands to explore. See Pagasitikos Gulf Cruising Plan
Flight connection to Volos (Nea Anchialos) national airport or Athens or Thessaloniki main airports
Please check our travel information pages and/or see your local travel agent. Achillio Travel Information
For the clients who's flight arrives on Friday we can arrange local accommodation for a relaxing day before their check in.
We can offer our personal airport transfer service at a resonable cost from Volos (Nea Anchialos) or Athens or Thessaloniki airporta and take you directly to your yacht in Achillio. Please contact us for more details.
Where to find your yacht
As you can see in picture above the yachts are moored in the marina close to of the shops and cafe's. Mooring is stern-to on the quayside on fixed 'lazy' line moorings.
Provisioning & Checkin/out
We will keep this as brief as possible but a comprehensive checkin is always required. Whilst this is being done we can send a party off for provisioning and we will suggest the best place(s) to go.
Once paperwork, checkin, discussion on the sailing plan/area, questions ect are answered you will be free to go. Sometimes this can be the same day and sometimes you may have to spend the evening in Achillio, it all depends on time, weather and you.
At our Achillio base we have a growing range of yachts, see top right of this page for more information