Volos

City in Thessaly

Gateway to Sporades Islands and home of magnificent Mount Pelion, Volos is a modern city for unforgettable tavern nights with friends, ouzo, and food.

Volos Attractions

The front side and the high belfry of the Church of Saints Constantine and Helena in Volos.
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Church of Saints Constantine & Helena

Situated on the seafront promenade of the city it is an old church that was inaugurated in 1936.

The front and the main entrance of the St. Nicholas Metropolitan Cathedral of Volos.
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St. Nicholas Metropolitan Cathedral

Dedicated to the patron Saint of Volos it was founded in 1928, and since its inauguration in 1934, it is the major church of the city.

Dimini Mycenean & Neolithic Settlement

Neolithic settlement that dates to 4.800 BC. If you're visiting during summer choose morning hours as the sun could be too much during the day.

Sesklo Neolithic Settlement

It dates back to approximately 6,800 BC which makes it probably the oldest settlement of Early Stone Age in Greece.

«Argo» Ancient Ship Replica

Anchored by the seafront promenade of Volos, it is a precise reconstruction of one of the most famous ships of the Greek Mythology.

Volos Things to Do

A close-up photo depicting one of the windows of«Lab Art» Concert Hall in Volos.
photo: Public Domain

Music Stage «Lab Art»

Music and art stage, located in the renovated Tsalapata Complex. It hosts performances of Greek and international indie-pop artists.

Panagia Goritsa Church

Chapel located on a hill with an amazing view of the city of Volos and the Pagasetic Gulf.

Tsipouradika of Volos

Famous tavernas serving tsipouro, a distilled spirit, and delicious Greek tapas called "meze". It will be the highlight of your visit in Volos.

Sailing boats anchored by the wide seafront promenade of Volos.
photo: I C / CC BY-SA 2.0

Argonafton (Coastal) Street

Meeting point offering the opportunity for a relaxing walk, training, as well as incredible views of the Pagacetic Gulf with its surroundings.

A traditional shop with many commodities on shelves and other hanging on the walls.
photo: Public Domain

Palia (Old) District

Area standing for its old, well-preserved buildings that combine a retro atmosphere with numerous opportunities for shopping and entertainment.

Volos Museums

The front side and the main entrance of the Athanasakio Archaeological Museum of Volos.
photo: GlassCobra at English Wikipedia

Athanasakio Archaeological Museum of Volos

This old museum displays exhibits from the Stone Age to the Roman Era. Some parts miss explanations in English but guides are eager to explain.

A picture showing the exterior of the Rooftile and Brickworks (Tsalapatas) Museum of Volos.
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The Rooftile and Brickworks Museum «Tsalapatas»

Welcoming visitors from 2007, it sheds light to the manufacturing process between 1926 and 1978.

Entomological Museum

It's a truly remarkable insect exhibition. Highly recommended that you get the free tour with the expert and boost your entomological knowledge bank.

A photograph of the front side of the Museum of the City of Volos.
photo: L.E.C.A.D.

Volos Museum of the City

An exceptional museum focusing on Volos recent history and its economic development through personal stories of notable residents.

Volos Day Trips

Questions & Answers about Volos

Why Visit Volos?
  • The 6th biggest Greek city and the naval entrance of Sporades islands.
  • Beautiful views composed of its great coast and mountainous landscapes.
  • Famous tavernas serving the Greek distilled spirit, tsipouro with various dishes.
What is Volos known for?

The Greek city of Volos is famous for its distinctive tavernas called "tsipouradika". Those serve various small dishes like the Spanish "tapas" which in Greek called "mezedes" and they are always accompanied by the famous distilled spirit called "tsipouro" or "raki". It is worth visiting the city, appreciate a walk on the beautiful seafront promenade, and then enjoy tsipouro (grappa made of grapes) in the taverns of the area.

What is Volos, Greece?

The Greek city of Volos is one of the largest cities of Thessaly and the capital of the prefecture of Magnesia. It is a modern city which offers a wide range of activities to its guests, while it's located a short distance away from Pelion, which is famous for its gorgeous villages and landscape. The city is an important industrial center, as it is located in the geographical center of Greece and has the third-largest port in the country. The economy of Volos is based on commerce, industry, and tourism.

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