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Volos is a city of Thessaly, built in Pagasitiko Bay, near the site of ancient Iolkos at the foot of Mount Pelion. It is also one of the biggest cities and one of the major ports of Greece. The area of Volos gathers some of the most important Neolithic sites of the entire Balkan peninsula. Archaeological research in the area have brought to light some two Neolithic settlements (7th-8th millennium BC), many of whom continued their activities during the Bronze Age (3000-1500 BC). The most important Neolithic settlements were discovered by archaeologist Chris Tsounta early 20th century, Sesklo and Dimini. The modern city of Volos began to be built outside the old castle shortly after 1830. The favorable geographical position, because of its harbor, contributed to economic development into a center of Thessaly. After the Russo-Turkish War of 1877 and the Conference of Constantinople (1881), Thessaly ceded to the Greek state, and on November 2, 1881, the Greek Army entered the city of Volos. Bringing together all the requirements - capital, labor, enlarged internal market, access to raw materials - Volos prewar evolved to an important industrial center. The main industry sectors were food, metals, tobacco, textiles and leather. The economic boom of the new city of Volos and attracted people of other ethnic or religious groups. It is no coincidence that in Volos Jewish synagogue and a Catholic church, which were built in the early 20th century. Born in Volos, the famous Italian painter Giorgio de Chirico, the son of engineer Evaristo De Chirico.

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Comments (551)

maricler61251 on October 14, 2013

extraordinaria immagine!!!!!!!!!!!!!LIKE +FAV!!!!!!!

*goran on October 15, 2013

Beautiful! I would like just stand there and watch down to the sea for hours. L

h.aygor on October 20, 2013

Very nice landscape&image! LIKE!

Best greetings, Aygor

Hansi_2010 on December 13, 2013

Hermoso paisaje. Like. Saludos, Juanjo

SB geographer on December 16, 2013

Very nice view and photo!:)

Anna “Anka54” Zduńcz… on December 30, 2013

Like & F...pozdrawiam Anka z Polski

Annie Japaud on December 31, 2013

fantastic view!!

G.M.C. Neto on January 3, 2014

Bela paisagem.

Manos Spyridakis (Mά… on February 2

η φωτογραφία αυτή, καθώς και η ψηφιακή της απόδοση μου άρεσαν ιδιαίτερα...Α+Α!

ο σύνδεσμός της δε, επιλέχτηκε να δημοσιευτεί στη σελίδα

Οι Φίλοι Του Πανοράμιο

Stella Trantallidou … on February 2

Εξαιρετική φωτο !!!


Χαιρετισμούς, ΣΤΕΛΛΑ.

Charlotte Boutros De… on February 3

Good evening Dear


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