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.

Attractions & Things to Do in Volos

Port of Volos

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

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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.

↗ NE
< 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

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.

→ E
< 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.

↗ NE
< 1km
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.

↖ NW
≈ 1.3km
A close up of the front side of the Museum of the City of Volos.
photo: L.E.C.A.D.

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.

↖ NW
≈ 1.4km

Church of Saints Constantine & Helena

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

↘ SE
≈ 1.5km
A close-up photo depicting one of the windows of«Lab Art» Concert Hall in Volos.
photo: Public Domain

«Lab Art» Concert Hall

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

↖ NW
≈ 1.8km

The Rooftile and Brickworks (Tsalapatas) Museum

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

↖ NW
≈ 1.9km
The front side and the main entrance of the Athanasakio Archaeological Museum of Volos.
photo: GlassCobra at English Wikipedia

Athanasakio Archaeological Museum of Volos

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

↘ SE
≈ 2.3km

Entomological Museum of Volos

A private museum that is open to visitors only with an appointment. It hosts one of the biggest insect exhibitions in Balkans and worldwide.

↑ N
≈ 2.4km

Panagia Goritsa Church

«Zoodochos Pigi»

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

→ E
≈ 3.9km

Archaeological Site of Dimini

Prehistoric settlement that dates from the New Stone-Age era at 4.800 BC. It was revealed in excavations that began in 1886.

← W
≈ 6.2km


Native to centaurs, Pelion has otherwordly villages, often built amphitheatrically on slopes that resemble balconies with views to the sea.

→ E
≈ 8km

Archaeological Site of Sesklo

Its foundation dates back to approximately 6,800 BC, a fact that makes it one of the oldest settlements of the Early Stone Age in Greece.

← W
≈ 12.5km

Nea Anchialos, Magnesia

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

↙ SW
≈ 19.9km

Volos - Nea Anchialos National Airport

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

↙ SW
≈ 28.2km

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.