Milina in the Gulf of Volos, together with The Sporades islands of Skiathos, Skopelos and Alonissos, offer excellent sailing among very pretty islands. This attractive sailing holiday destination will suit sailors who relish good sailing winds and the possibility of exploring quieter islands and harbours off the beaten track .
From the unspoilt fishing village of Milina, you have the whole of the bay of Volos to explore with it’s picturesque islands and deserted harbours, flat waters and space to get used to your Beneteau 43. Sailing east you then have the delightful bays and villages of the Pelion Peninsula before reaching the larger islands of Skiathos, Skopelos and Alonissos.
These are but a few of the gems the Gulf of Volos and the Sporades have to offer, come and find some for yourselves or revisit and rediscover! If you have never sailed these waters before you will not be disappointed. Greece at its best, light warm winds, blue sea, white beaches and lush green landscapes offering some of the best sailing in the Mediterranean.
Milina and the Gulf of Volos
Not far from Milina you will find turquoise bays for swimming and snorkelling in perfect quiet and spectacular mountain scenery. There are many little fishing villages such as Zasteni, Kottai, Ag Kiriaki and Palio Trickery Island where you will find unspoiled Greek culture, no cars and only two tavernas. The anchorage of Khondri Ammos Bay hidden behind a marble mountain with perfect blue water ideal for a swim or overnight stop.
The Pillion peninsular is unspoiled by tourism with lush green landscaped, stunning mountains, blue sea and light warm winds.
The busiest and most commercial of the Sporades Islands offers award winning beaches such as Koukounaries & Platania Bay. The town of Skiathos itself although busy has its own kind of Mediterranean charm, with white washed box houses and narrow cobbled streets making up the old town. An ideal stop for some extra provisioning & souvenir shopping (Skiathos has an abundance of arts and crafts offered in the shops of the old town well worth an evening of browsing).
Skiathos also offers above average restaurants and tavernas. If you are looking for nightlife this is the place to be!
Majestic with shades of blues and greens, this lush pine covered island offers much to the yachtsman, whether you are looking for a quiet unspoiled anchorage or a town with facilities it’s all here. On Skopelos you will find the port of Loutraki with its pontoon and facilities, Panormos a popular anchorage which is lined with pine that scent the air and the noise of the insects.
Skopelos town with its large quay which is never filled and hillside dotted with little Greek houses and its 123 churches. Another favourite stop is the site of the church in the Mama Mia movie with its stunning view from the top and amazing snorkelling.
Alonnisos & Kyria Pania
Less populated than the other islands with a mass of coves for anchoring. In Steni Vala you will find a tiny fishing village which specialise in catering to yachts as the last port of call with civilisation.
You will find everything you need before venturing into the remote island of Kira Panayia has two perfect anchorages, South bay offering turquoise waters and North bay a natural harbour with a narrow entrance opening up to a large bay, the only inhabitants are goats and birds.