Volos (Greek: Βόλος) is a coastal port city in Thessaly situated midway on the Greek mainland, about 330 kilometres (205 miles) north of Athens and 220 kilometres (137 miles) south of Thessaloniki
Located at the north of the gulf, Volos is a major regional centre with a population of more than 100,000 people. The city is the marine transport hub for Thessaly, Greece’s largest agricultural region, and a key ferry port for the holiday islands of the Northern Sporades. Cruise ships use the port as a base for visiting the Meteora monasteries and other local attractions.
Pagasitikos Gulf (Παγασιτικός Κόλπος) or the Gulf of Volos and the Trikeri Peninsula at the foot of Mt. Pelion is the enchanted region where the centaur Chiron taught so many mythological heroes including Jason the leader of the Argonauts. This is the place where that mythical journey to the Black Sea began.
The Trikeri Channel that separates Skiathos from Evia and the mainland. In the middle of the channel there is the infamous reef Lefteris, this reef covers a very small area and it is very treacherous. The channel is very busy with traffic and many ships have found their doom on Lefteris. The list includes many of the ships from the Persian fleet of Xerxes on their way to conquer Greece in 480 BC. The reef then was called Myrmes. In Lefteris also the heroic Greek submarine Lambros Katsonis was sank with all hands except three crewmen who after swimming for 9 hours made it to Skiathos.
Inside the gulf, is a good sailing ground because there are relatively flat seas while the wind, channeled by the mountains can be quite strong.
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VHF base canal
Port of Skiathos , 37002 Skiathos , Greece
Daily 09:00 - 17:00 Saturdays all day
Place of embarkation
How to get at base
General Infrastructure of the base
Provisions: Nearby super markets
Bank Transactions: In Volos you could find several banks. Banks are open between 08:00 - 13:30 Monday – Friday and they all provide ATMs. Also, in the Marina you could find a 24 hour cash machine.
Fuel: Upon delivery of the boat, the fuel tanks will be full.
Refundable insurance can be in the form of Cash, Visa or Mastercard. Non refundable insurance payable in cash.
Nearby Super Markets
There is no need to pre arrange transfer because of the short distances.
The marina of Skiathos is next to the harbour (walking distance).
The airport is only five minutes with a car. You can find a taxi in the airport upon your arrival.
You should always try to get a weather forecast before heading out from land, especially if going more than several miles from shore, as it is difficult to tell at a glance what winds will appear, due to large land masses, mountains and other geographical features. You can use your radio, Navtex or contact the Port Police who receive weather faxes several times a day for the area.
A forecast in Greek and English is given for all Greek waters at 0600, 1000, 1600, 2200 GMT. Add two hours for local time. Gale warnings are given at the beginning of the broadcast and a special security warning on Ch 16 gives all the VHF frequencies for different areas.
General shore stations are as follows:
* Corfu (Kerkira) Ch 02
* Cephalonia Ch 27
* Petalidhi (Kalamata) Ch 83
* Kithera Ch 85
* Perama (Pireaus) Ch 86
* Saronic Ch 25
* Salamis Ch 23
* Siros Ch 04
* Parnis (Khalki) Ch 25
* Pilio (Volos) Ch 60
* Sfendarni (Thessaloniki) Ch 23
* Thasos Ch 85
* Limnos Ch 82
* Lesvos Ch 01
* Khios Ch 85
* Rodhos (Rhodes) Ch 63
* Knossos (Kriti - Crete) Ch 83
* Sitia (Kriti - Crete) Ch 85
The law in Greece is that the captain must posses a valid sailing license the co-skipper, if no sailing license is available must fill out a declartion stating they have knowledge to sail. (Please see attached declaration). VHF license is not required to charter a yacht in Greece
Local - navigation taxes
VAT in Greece is at 24%. There are no local navigation taxes.