Volos

City in Thessaly

Attractions, Sights & Things to Do in Volos

A ferry boat depart from Volos port to the Sporades islands.
photo: HG32 / CC BY-SA 3.0
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Port of Volos

A large commercial port that welcomes cruise ships & serves the ferry-boat connection with the Sporades islands Skiathos, Skopelos, & Alonnisos.

The wooden replica of the ship of "Argo" anchored by the seafront promenade of Volos.
↗ NE   < 1km

Replica of Ancient Ship «Argo»

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

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A taverna table full of different dishes to taste while the company drinks tsipouro the Greek distilled spirit.
↖ NW   < 1km

Tsipouradika of Volos

Famous tavernas serving the traditional Greek distilled spirit tsipouro that is typically accompanied by the Greek "tapas" called "meze".

Sailing boats anchored by the wide seafront promenade of Volos.
photo: I C / CC BY-SA 2.0
→ E   < 1km

Promenade of Volos

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

The front and the main entrance of the St. Nicholas Metropolitan Cathedral of Volos.
↗ NE   < 1km

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.

A traditional shop with many commodities on shelves and other hanging on the walls.
photo: Public Domain
↖ NW   ≈ 1.3km

Palia (Old) District, Volos

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

A close up of the front side of the Museum of the City of Volos.
photo: L.E.C.A.D.
↖ NW   ≈ 1.4km

Volos Museum of the City

Founded in 2014, it is a contemporary museum with a modern approach informing about the city and its inhabitants' lives during the years.

The front side and the high belfry of the Church of Saints Constantine and Helena in Volos.
↘ SE   ≈ 1.5km

Church of Saints Constantine & Helena, Volos

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

A close-up photo depicting one of the windows of«Lab Art» Concert Hall in Volos.
photo: Public Domain
↖ NW   ≈ 1.8km

«Lab Art» Concert Hall

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

A picture showing the exterior of the Rooftile and Brickworks (Tsalapatas) Museum of Volos.
↖ NW   ≈ 1.9km

The Rooftile and Brickworks (Tsalapatas) Museum

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

The front side and the main entrance of the Athanasakio Archaeological Museum of Volos.
photo: GlassCobra at English Wikipedia
↘ SE   ≈ 2.3km

Athanasakio Archaeological Museum of Volos

One of the oldest Greek museums (1909) hosting exhibits from the Stone Age to the Roman Era.

The interior of the Entomological Museum of Volos with numerous insects as exhibits in displays.
photo: J.-M. Gayman
↑ N   ≈ 2.4km

Entomological Museum of Volos

A private museum that is open to visitors only with an appointment, includes one of the biggest insect exhibitions in the whole Balkans.

A picture of the exterior of the church of Zoodochos Pigi (Life-giving Spring) on the hill of Goritsa in Volos.
→ E   ≈ 3.9km

Panagia Goritsa Church

« Zoodochos Pigi »

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

An image showing the main entrance of the Toumpa vaulted tomb at the Neolithic Settlement of Dimini.
← W   ≈ 6.2km

Archaeological Site of Dimini

Settlement dating from the New Stone-Age era at 4.800 BC, found in excavations started in 1886.

Dense vegetation reaches the rocky coastline of Pelion.
↗ NE   ≈ 8km

Pelion

Numerous traditional settlements built amphitheatrically on the peninsula slopes resemble "balconies" that offer a magnificent view to the sea.

Remains of the Archaeological Site of the Neolithic Settlement of Sesklo during a sunny day.
← W   ≈ 12.5km

Archaeological Site of Sesklo

Founded approximately in 6.800 BC, it's one of the oldest New Stone-Age settlements of Greece.

Small fishing boats anchored in the port of Nea Anchialos near Volos.
↙ SW   ≈ 19.9km

Nea Anchialos, Magnesia

A relatively new coastal city founded in 1907 from the refugees of the old city of Anchialos located today in south-east Bulgaria.

Flight passengers at Nea Anchialos National Airport.
↙ SW   ≈ 28.2km

Nea Anchialos National Airport

Contemporary airport with numerous seasonal international flights that serves as an ideal getaway to Pelion, Volos, and the nearby islands.

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.