Volos

City guide

Combining mountain and sea landscapes, the city of the Argonauts, Volos is the capital of Magnesia Prefecture and the second largest city of Thessaly. It is built near the site of ancient Iolkos and beside Pagasitikos Gulf Coast. Northern Sporades are connected with mainland through Volos port.

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The seafront of Volos is a jewel of the city, and along it there are shops where locals and visitors enjoy food and coffee as well. Following the seafront, we find the Agios Konstantinos park which ends at St. Constantine's Church which was built in 1936 and it really is a city's monument. A walk through the city must include a visit to area ''Palaia'', behind the town hall where there are many of the most notable restaurants. You can also enjoy some shots of tsipouro in the traditional taverns of Nea Ionia. It is worth visiting the archaeological museum with exhibits that come from prehistoric to Byzantine years, the Tsalapata block, a multiplex that used to be one of the first brickwork industries, founded by Tsalapata Bros in 1926. Today it hosts the famous brickworks museum “N& S. Tsalapata” and shops as well, that give a special entertainment character to the city of Volos.

volos argo port sights

The famous and traditional villages of western Pelion like Portaria and Makrynitsa are just a few minutes from the city of Volos.

 Nea Anchialos Airport is located 3 km after the exit of Almyros Interchange on Highway E75 and 37km from the city of Volos. From port of Volos you can also visit the Sporades Islands, SkiathosSkopelos and Alonissos.

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