Charter Options from Volos (Skiathos)

Charter Options from Volos to Explore the Sporades, Including Skiathos 2024 – A guide of options

Volos, a bustling coastal city situated on the Pagasetic Gulf, stands as the ideal gateway to the enchanting Sporades archipelago, encompassing the famed islands of Skiathos, Skopelos, and Alonissos. This commercial hub boasts an easily accessible marina and proximity to major airports, including Thessaloniki and Athens, as well as its own small airport in Nea Anchialos and the well-known Skiathos airport. With its growing popularity as a sailing destination, Volos offers a myriad of charter options, making it a haven for sailing enthusiasts.

Sailing the Sporades

Sailing Level: Novice to Intermediate Wind Conditions: Mild to Moderate
More and more boats are now departing from Volos, unveiling a treasure trove of delightful anchorages such as Paleio Trikeri, Milina, Kotes, Pigadi, Agia Kiriaki, and exploring northern Evia. The three main Sporades islands and part of the marine park, including the small uninhabited island of Skantzoura with crystal-clear waters, as well as Skyros, the southernmost of the main islands, beckon adventurers to set sail. Because Volos is positioned in the middle of the Aegean’s mainland coast, it`s fully possible to enjoy a two week sailing holiday and explore more than just the Sporades Area!

Charter Options

  1. Day Charters
    • Vessel: Xanemo Oceanis 450
    • Details: Escape to the beauty of the Pagasetic on a day cruise with a crew for €100 per head, including fuel.
  2. Bareboat Charters
  3. Crewed Charters
    • Details: A captain and optional hostess are added to make the trip more comfortable. The skipper helps you adapt to the area, recommending anchorages and worthwhile explorations.
  4. Cabin Charters
    • Details: Charter a cabin inside a crewed yacht instead of the whole boat. This way, expenses are reduced, and you get to meet like-minded thalassophiles on your voyage.
  5. RYA Charters
    • Details: Combine the experience with a sailing course, getting both a holiday and a license for the price of one.
      • El Niño Dufour 45 classic

Whether you opt for the affordability of a cabin cruise , the freedom of a bareboat monohull, the stability of a catamaran, the charm of a crewed holiday, or the incoming adventure that comes with combining it with a course, the charter options in Volos provide the best way to experience the magic of the Sporades Greek islands. Choose the option that suits your preferences and embark on a journey filled with breathtaking landscapes, rich history, and unforgettable moments!

Odyssey Sailing’s Top Tips for Sailing in Greece:

  • Navigation: Pay attention to navigational aids, as some areas may have hidden rocks and shallow waters.
  • Moorings: Popular islands and ports can get crowded during the high season, so plan your moorings in advance.
  • Meltemi Winds: If you’re sailing in the Aegean during the summer, be aware of the Meltemi winds and plan your route accordingly.
  • Charter Companies: Consider renting a sailboat from reputable charter companies that provide local knowledge and support.

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