Volos Travel Guide

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Volos Things to Do

  • Sailing Cruises in Historic Yacht

    We went on a 10 day sailing cruise to the Sporades. The company does shorter packages - a week to Evia and even day trips in summer (I think). The boat was totally beautiful - all wooden and inside it was like something from a film set. She is a historic boat and the owners Marios (who's Greek) and Charlotte (who's English) have restored her. We...

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  • Monastaries in Meteora

    These are amazing, working monastaries perched on the top of rugged crags and columns of rock.The road from Volos to the Meteora is a long coach ride ---but it is worth the effort!Fitness level needed is moderate because there are places to get your breath. However, if you need a buggy or walking aids then this may not be the best place for you.The...

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  • SWIMMING, SUNBATHING

    An organized beach front cafe, serves coffee and cocktails all day and night long. The service is excellent as well as the scenery. The waters are crystal clear.

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  • The Archaeological Museum

    Visit the Archaeological Museum of Volos. There are findings dated 6,000 years BC ! Look for some photos of the findings in my Travelogue.

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  • Mount Olympos

    Great natural beauty. If you drive up north from Volos you reach the sacred mountain Olympos. It is a paradise for hikers and nature lovers.

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  • Argo

    The ancient Greek Mythology talks about a ship mission from Iolkos (ancient Volos) to Kolhida (Krimaia of the Black Sea), organised by the hero Jason, who took with him the best and strongest men of Greece. The name of the ship was "Argo", and the legent is still alive in the people's memory. You will find the figure of "Argo" everywhere: sketches,...

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  • National Marine Park of Alonissos

    Visit the National Marine Park of Alonissos island. It is a protected sea area of high beauty, habitat of many rare species, mainly the Mediterranean seal, and an underwater museum of shipwrecks! Visitors can dive there under special rules. Information available from the Port Authorities, the National Tourist Organization (EOT) or the Prefecture of...

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  • The Folklor Centre "Kitsos Makris"

    Visit the Folklor Centre "Kitsos Makris", a museum that belongs to the University of Thessaly.It comprises the complete personal collection of professor Kitsos Makris: 4,000 books, 4,000 photos, 2,500 slides, many paintings, handicrafts etc and among them there are 25 paintings of the famous greek popular painter Theofilos. See my TRAVELOGUE about...

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  • Meteora

    Rent a car and drive to the monasteries at Meteora.The monasteries are built on the top of steep rocks. The scenery is beautifull and some of the monasteries can be visited.More pics in the travelogue on our Greece page

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  • Archaelogical sites

    Visit the archaelogical sites near Volos :- The prehistoric settlement of Dimini (6,5 km) dating from 4000-1200BC.- Sesklo (13 km), with the remains of the oldest Acropolis in Greece (6000 BC).- Dimitrias (4 km), ancient city from the 3th century BC.On sunday the entrance is free.

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  • Volos Archaelogical Museum

    A nice museum, with artefacts from the Dimini and Sesklo sites, dating from the neolithic culture. But also with art from later date. The building is dating from 1907.

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  • Kala Nera (good water)

    Octopus being tenderized before selling it to the local restaurantsCheck out my Travelogue

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Volos Hotels

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  • Xenia Hotel

    1 Plastira Street, Volos, Thessaly, 38222, Greece

    Satisfaction: Excellent

    Good for: Business

    Hotel Class 4.5 out of 5 stars

  • Hotel Aegli

    Argonauton 24, Vólos, 38222, Greece

    Satisfaction: Excellent

    Good for: Families

  • Volos Palace Hotel

    Xenofontos Str & Thrakon, Vólos, 383 33, Greece

    Satisfaction: Very Good

    Good for: Solo

    Hotel Class 4 out of 5 stars

Volos Restaurants

  • I wish I could eat here every night

    Wonderful village restaurant with a great selection of food. One of the few places we've found in Greece where they have a really wide selction of vegetarian food. One night we were there they had live jazz - very classy for a small Greek village :-) Especially good is Angeliko's salad and the courgette balls. Order fresh fish the day before and...

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  • Traditional Tastes

    In large restaurants and small taverns, which one can discover by strolling along the traditional lanes of the town – one can taste assorted Greek specialties. Also throughout the town, one can find a variety of fish restaurants, serving freshly caught seafood, the variety of which depends on the time of the year. The vast assortment of dishes...

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  • Visit a tsipouradiko...

    A "tsipouradiko" is not exactly a restaurant. It is a snack place, like the "ouzeri" known all over Greece, but they serve "tsipouro" instead of "ouzo". Tsipouro is made by distillation of grapes (sometimes of other fruits too) and is the most popular home-made aperitif in the region of Volos. Tsipouro is served always with some snacks, and you...

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Volos Nightlife

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  • Aiolia Beach Bar-cafe

    Very friendly staff, excellent cocktails, full of palm trees and greenery, someone can have his coffee by the beach all day long, and as the sun goes down the fress fruit cocktails can take the place at the table. The prices are really low, and the finger food that comes with the drings is free of charge. Someone can be on his/her bathing suit all...

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  • Along the promenade

    There are many cafes and bars along Volos promenade where you can relax and enjoy great music. "Reef" and "Achilleion" (AXILLEION in Greek) are my favourite ones.At "Reef" you can drink booze and coffee listening to up tempo ambient music next to an aquarium."Achilleion" is located in a restored late 1800's building (perhaps the most beautiful...

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  • Exciting Nightlife

    One can never have a dull moment here. During daytime, one has entertainment of all varieties, from sport facilities, through to outings and Excursions. During the nights, there is a vast choice of Bars, Clubs, Discos and other outlets to select from.

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Volos Transportation

  • volos airport to volos , pelion

    Hi ,I visit Greece for the last 15 years. Volos, Pelion and Sporades are my favourite destination. The distance from Volos Airport to Volos town is about 40Km. Google maps are really mistaken here. I usually pay 50euros to get to town by taxi. Bus transportation isn't something I liked in Greece. As a taxi service I recommend www.taxiinvolos.gr , I...

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  • By bus from the airport to Volos

    KTEL has buses from the Volos bus terminal to the airport. At the airport go out of the building and 50 meters to the right, there was no sign, but people will be wating there. Bus itineraries are planned to arrive at the airport according to scheduled flights.

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  • buses to the pelion

    Most people use volos as a means to getting to the pelion, as planes to volos from the uk arnet very frequent most people either fly to skiathos or to thessaloniki. We recently went backpacking in the pelion and flew into thessaloniki airport and took a bus to volos. Once arriving in volos bus connections to the pelion seemed to be timed to meet...

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Volos Shopping

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    by vago1 Written Feb 11, 2004

    Here one can find shops that specialize in local handicrafts, gold, jewellery, leather, souvenirs and other local products such as candies, wines, liquor etc, that are rather a good bargain. The Boutiques also provide a vast variety of local and western products.

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Volos Local Customs

  • Cultural events

    Volos, Velestino and the villages of Pilio have a high cultural tradition. So, especially during summertime, there are many cultural events in the area and many traditional celebrations take place in different locations. Check for information about such events! Try the site of "Volos Municipality", available in English and Greek. The photo is from...

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  • Learn a few Greek words

    Greek people are friendly people. Learn a few basic words of their language and you will have friends for ever. If you are invited to someones house it is just not polite to refuse. And you won't regret the visit !!

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Volos Tourist Traps

  • The Pottery Museum

    It's not a pottery museum - it's a pot shop. Yeh, OK so he has a few old olive jars on display but he'd just trying to flog you mass-produced terracotta you can get anywhere. I guess you should be suspicious of any "museum" where the entrance is free

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  • At mount Pilion, eastern side,...

    At mount Pilion, eastern side, avoid buying souvenirs or eating at the village of Hania, overprised and colourless or bad quality, choose the villages of Kissos, Tsagarada instead!For more, please check under my Greece page!

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Volos Off The Beaten Path

  • The OLD LITTLE TRAIN

    Take the OLD LITTLE TRAIN to climb Pilion! The old train, made on the begining of the 20th century, abandoned by our 'civilization', was revived some years ago. People of Volos and Pilion really love it!

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  • SCUBA DIVING!

    There is a fantastic little island at the exit of Pagassitikos gulf, named PYTHOU, near Trikeri cape. You can hire all necessary hardware from Volos (if you are trained in diving) and follow an all-day scuba excursion by boat. There are over 20 different places for diving arround the small island. It's an unforgetable experiance! Novices can take...

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  • Have a ride on a landeau.

    Have a ride on a landeau. Some landeaux are waiting for you at the seaside to take you for a little tour along the coast.

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  • Culture

    Volos is the capital and economic centre of the prefecture. Thanks to its privileged position at the foot of Mt. Pelion on the Pagasetic Gulf, it is a good base for enjoying the sea, wooded slopes and green valleys that surround it. Founded in the mid 19th century, modern Volos is a cheerful, lively town, soundly laid out with pleasant, broad...

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  • Speaking of Centaurs and horses...

    Speaking of Centaurs and horses, I found a very interesting little photo on a Greek phone-card: It is a "Thessaly horse" depicted on a coin of the 4th century BC. Thessaly was proud of its horses.

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  • Makrinitsa

    go to the village of Makrinitsa. It is situated on a hill above Volos. The houses are typical 'Pelion' houses,with colourfull paterns.

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