Location


Volos - Pelion

It is said that the era Mount Olympus was the residence of the gods, Pelion, the mythical mount of Centaurs, used to be their resort center and not unfairly, while it is, by no chance, a favorite tourist destination all year round offering a modern winter ski centre (at Agriolefkes of Pelion) along with crystal clear coasts (various sand types). Everything is surrounded by beautiful forests, green and blue, a feast of colors to great amusement of residents and visitors. Come experience the unique scenery of our area, or choose the serenity and grandeur of mountain or the azure waters of the coast beaches of Pelion.

Volos, a modern city-port, well laid-out with beautiful places (beaches, parks and squares), has an extensive network of cycling routes and provides all forms of entertainment (“bouzoukia”, bars, clubs, restaurants, cinemas, theaters, concert halls). Furthermore, taking advantage of its excellent position adjacent to Pelion, Volos offers alternative opportunities to get away (sea and winter sports, horseback riding, a redesigned network of foot-cobbled paths interconnecting the villages for walkers, mountain bike, motocross, etc.). Come discover the great history of Magnesia, visit the Athanassakio archaeological museum of Volos, the ancient theater and the aqueduct of Dimitriada preserved so far, the findings of Dimini settlement dated to Late Neolithic period, the vaulted tombs and the Neolithic Acropolis of Sesklo, ancient Anchialos and see up close the revived mythical ship “Argo”. Volos gives you the opportunity to visit and other types of museums, the folklorique art museum, the technology museum, the ceramic art museum, the Rooftile and Brickworks Museum (Tsalapatas), etc. It is also a cross post for both the islands of North Sporades (Skiathos, Skopelos, Alonissos) and Pelion with the numerous large villages and hamlets, each of which has to display beautiful scenery, rich history, but always something from the characteristics of the site (mansions, temples, Tsagarada with waterfalls, Makrynitsa-Portaria, beautiful narrow-streets, beaches ... etc.), and a strong tradition. Visitors may meet dispersed around religious notable destinations like (Ag.Taxiarches at Milies, Ag. Nicholas Paou etc.), while Pelion residents are possessed by a spirit of hospitality that will carry you away. Volos offers pretty good night life and thanks to the refugee origin of half of its residents it is additionally recommended for its excellent cuisine. Special mention is ought to be made for “tsipouradika”, places where is served seafood along with our traditional “tsipouro”, an alternative form of entertainment that will amaze you.

 

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