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Volos is the land of ancient myths – Argonauts sailed for the Golden Fleece from here; centaurs lived on Pelion Mount. There are also a great number of churches

Volos, an ancient Iolkos, located in 235 km away from Athens and 227 km from Thessaloniki is the administrative center of the Magnesia district. Now it is not only one of industrial centers of Greece, but also the third largest port of the country. The city of Volos is located in very picturesque area. It lies on green plains of Thessaly, washed by waters of the Pagasetic Gulf, practically at the foot of the majestic Mount Pelion, where according to a legend, once lived famous centaurs - half people-half horses. Among them - wise and kind to people centaur Chiron - the tutor of legendary Greek heroes: Achilles, Asclepius, Jason. From Iolkos Jason and his friends, searching for the Golden Fleece, went to Colchis on the ship "Argo".
In 1955, Volos was seriously affected by a major earthquake, but today it is fully restored and can offer its guests a lot of interesting things. Along picturesque shores of this seaside town for several miles stretches the beautiful boulevard Argonafton with countless terraces, cafes, restaurants and hotels. In Volos, as in any other Greek cities, there are a lot of churches. The most famous and interesting are: the Church of St. Constantine, St. Nicholas Church, the Church of the Holy Trinity and the Church of the Transfiguration. Do not forget to visit the Archaeological Museum, and make a trip to Pelion outskirts in ancient miniature train. This route will not only help to marvel at unforgettable scenery of Central Greece once again, but also to touch with hospitality of the Greeks and their ancient traditions and culture.

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