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Welcome to Volos

Welcome to Volos - The city of Mythology

 
Volos is the 5th largest city in Greece with a population of approximately  125,000 residents. Volos is situated in Thessaly and is situated between Athens and Thessaloniki (the two biggest cities in Greece). Nowadays, Volos is an industrial city, with a large port and is regarded as one of the most beautiful and important cities of Greece. Its attractions ulcerates  thousands of visitors from all over the world. Moreover, Volos combines mountain and sea, that is why it can be easily placed as a top travel destination. In addition, if someone looks through  the Greek history, one can observe that the most significant "facts" of Greek mythology took place in the area of Volos.


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Night-life
There are a lot of cafes and bars along Volos, where you can relax and enjoy great music. The most awesome one is the  "Achilleion" which is located in a restored late 1800's building. There you can drink the best cappuccino in town, served by the most polite waitresses. At night, you can go in the central square where you can find the most popular and trendiest nightclubs and bars.


Shopping
You can walk on the central market of Volos which combines the most interesting shopping with a trip in time. As the locals say, the city centre is the beating "heart" of the city. Here you can find everything from souvenirs -to take back home- up to elegant clothes.


Sightseeing
Every tourist has to visit the villages that are located in Pelion such as Makrinitsa and Portaria which are above Volos. There are pretty shops and nice restaurants. If you have a car and you want to drive further out of the peninsula, you can visit Tsagarada which is an amazing huge plane tree and there are some beaches where you can walk along.


Time
Standard time zone: UTC/GMT +2 hours


Climate
The climate of Volos is generally temperate with wet winters and hot summers. Furthermore, in January the daily average temperature is 13°C (the maximum) and a minimum average of 6°C, while in June the average maximum is  30°C and a minimum of 20°C.


Public transport
Volos has a pretty good transport network. The public transportation are easy to access, convenient and reliable.

Accommodation in Volos (6)



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