The picturesque village of Pegadi on the western side of the Gulf of Volos is reputed to be the place from where Achilles set sail on his journey to Troy. It is quite a climb up the hill to the lookout tower of Achilles for spectacular views out over the Gulf and towards Skiathos. Reluctant members of your crew may be incentivized by the promise of a long and leisurely meal with plenty of liquid refreshments at one of the waterfront tavernas.
Don’t expect anything fancy, but the eating establishments in these parts have a reputation for delivering authentic Greek cuisine using the best of local produce. So if you’re up for simply-grilled lamb or super-fresh fish, served with plenty of Greek salad and washed down with local wine, either retsina or one of the new generation and more sophisticated Greek wines, then you can be assured of some fine meals. There are kite-surfing and kite-boarding facilities in the bay and windsurfers can get lucky with the breezes too.