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About Volos

The city of Volos is located at the foot of the peninsula of Pelion at the centre of Greece. It is situated at an approximately equal distance between the country's capital, Athens (326 km), and the second major city, Thessaloniki (215 km). The city of Volos is the politic and economic capital of the prefecture and has a population of 71.000 inhabitants. Volos is the main export centre of Thessaly. The city of Volos was founded in the mid 19th century. It is a lively town. The city has an important waterfront which is lined with many pastry shops, cafes-bars, restaurants and mezedopolia.

 

Climate in Volos

Volos, unlike other towns of the Thessalian plain, enjoys a mild Mediterranean climate with can-be-hot-but-bearable summers (though a little bit humid) and mild winters. Spring and Autumn are the best times to visit the city itself, Winter is the time to be on the Pelion mountain villages, and Summer should definitely be dedicated to the numerous beaches of the region on the Pagasetic gulf and the Aegean Sea.

Being privileged to be situated on the foothills of Mount Pelion, the mythical mountain of the centaurs, and bounded by Goritsa Hill to the Southeast, Volos sports nice weather all year long, with the sea and mountain breezes dominant in all city areas.

 

Thing to do in Volos

Volos is a very lively and pleasant city. One thing you must do is to visit one of the fish tavernas, "tripouradika", and enjoy fish titbits and tsipouro. Once you have experienced this, you will forever have this picture in your mind and heart.

One of the most important sites in Volos is the archaeological museum "Athanassakio". It was built in 1907 on the east side of the city at Anavros. They exhibit a large number of findings, such as Palaeolithic and Neolithic objects from the prehistoric hamlets of Sesklo and Dimini.

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Links:

http://wikitravel.org/en/Volos

http://www.greeka.com/thessaly/pelion/greece-volos.htm

http://www.aroundpelion.com/pelion/volos/index.html

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