About
Odyssey Sailing

Our roots

Odyssey Sailing is a family run yacht charter agency based in Volos, an important commercial city in central mainland Greece, enclosed by the beautiful waters of the Gulf of Volos (Pagasitikos) and close to the Sporades islands (Skiathos, Skopelos, Alonissos and the smaller islands of the national marine park), the Pelion peninsula and the island of Evia.

Francesca and Panagiotis were among the first yacht owners to offer professional charter yachts from Volos*, back in the early ‘90s. Odyssey Sailing opened in 2001 and is licensed and bonded by EOT: The Greek Ministry of Tourism, and we are a member of the Hellenic Yacht Brokers Association (HYBA.gr).

Since then, our fleet, as well as our family, has grown. As boat owners ourselves we know what makes a quality yacht and what is needed for a superb holiday. We have always aimed to provide our guests with a personal service that ensures memorable sailing holidays.

As yacht brokers, we work directly with individual yacht owners from all over Greece who meet our high standards for quality and reliability. All yachts are individually inspected, maintained and licensed as professional charter yachts.

“As boat owners ourselves we know what makes a quality yacht and what is needed for a superb holiday. We always aim to provide our guests with a personal service that ensures memorable sailing holidays. The Greeks have a reputation for good hospitality, that we have to live up to.”

Francesca Mansfield – CEO

Our roots

Odyssey Sailing is a family run yacht charter agency based in Volos*, an important commercial city in central mainland Greece, enclosed by the beautiful waters of the Gulf of Volos (Pagasitikos) and close to the Sporades islands (Skiathos, Skopelos, Alonissos and the smaller islands of the national marine park), the Pelion peninsula and the island of Evia.

The area was made famous by the film musical Mamma Mia, filmed in these parts. Now with regular flights from many European cities direct to Volos airport, and an increasing number of idyllic anchorages and tranquil bays, more and more people are discovering this relatively unspoilt and delightful sailing area. For those flying via Athens, Thessaloniki or Skiathos we can arrange direct transfers to the port.

About Odyssey Sailing history Francesca & Panagiotis

Volos, the Sporades & beyond...

In Greek mythology, the ambitious Jason set off on his journey to find the golden fleece from Volos in his ship, the Argo, which features in our logo. This emblematic vessel encapsulates the spirit of exploration and adventure that defines Odyssey Sailing – a tribute to the past that inspires every journey we undertake.

The Sporades islands were made famous by the film musical Mamma Mia, filmed in these parts. Now with regular flights from many European cities direct to Volos airport, and an increasing number of idyllic anchorages and tranquil bays, more and more people are discovering this relatively unspoilt and delightful sailing area. For those flying via Athens, Thessaloniki or Skiathos we can arrange direct transfers to the port.

The annals of the Aegean and Ionian Seas are inscribed with countless sagas that have forever left their mark on the tapestry of history. The rhythmic cadence of waves against the shores served as the backdrop for epic naval encounters that sculpted the destinies of empires. The windswept cliffs and enigmatic coves still echo with the faint whispers of pirates who once navigated these perilous waters, bequeathing a legacy brimming with tales of mystery and derring-do. Through the Aegean’s crystalline expanse, valiant souls embarked on mythological odysseys reminiscent of Heracle’s daring labours and Theseus’ courageous expedition to confront the Minotaur.

Among these tales, Homer’s Odyssey emerges as a crowning jewel. The resolute figure of Odysseus, embarked on a ten-year sojourn across uncharted waters, reflects an eternal truth: that life’s essence resides in the journey itself, not solely in reaching the destination. It is an age-old wisdom, seamlessly woven into the fabric of human understanding since ancient times.

Just as Odysseus battled the seas and faced myriad trials on his path homeward, our very company name, Odyssey Sailing, pays homage to this profound insight. Through the ebb and flow of waves and winds, we seek to capture the essence of the voyage—the endless discovery, transformation, and liberation that unfurl upon the open sea.of 

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