Pagasetic Gulf

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Pagasetic Gulf
The eastern side of the Pagasetic Gulf.
Pagasetic Gulf is located in Greece
Pagasetic Gulf
Pagasetic Gulf
Coordinates39°15′N 23°00′E / 39.250°N 23.000°E / 39.250; 23.000Coordinates: 39°15′N 23°00′E / 39.250°N 23.000°E / 39.250; 23.000
Native nameΠαγασητικός Κόλπος (Greek)
Part ofAegean Sea (Mediterranean)
Primary inflowsAmphrysus
Basin countriesGreece
Surface area175 km2 (68 sq mi)
Max. depth102 m (335 ft)

The Pagasetic Gulf (Greek: Παγασητικός κόλπος, romanizedPagasitikós kólpos) is a rounded gulf (max. depth 102 metres) in the Magnesia regional unit (east central Greece) that is formed by the Mount Pelion peninsula. It is connected with the Euboic Sea. The passage into the Euboic Sea is narrow and is about 4 km.

Its main port is Volos.

Mythology and history[edit]

The gulf is named after its historic major port, Pagasae, from which mythology says that Jason built his ship the Argo and from which he sailed on his adventurous voyage.[1]

The gulf's name in Latin was Pagasaeus Sinus.[2]

Places within the gulf[edit]

In clockwise order:

The gulf took its name from the ancient city of Pagasae.


  1. ^ Public Domain Smith, William, ed. (1854–1857). "Pagasae". Dictionary of Greek and Roman Geography. London: John Murray.
  2. ^ Public Domain Smith, William, ed. (1854–1857). "Pagasaeus Sinus". Dictionary of Greek and Roman Geography. London: John Murray.