Iolkos from where they started the Argonauts (NIKON-EM)

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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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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, 2014

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, 2014

Εξαιρετική φωτο !!!

Α+Α!

Χαιρετισμούς, ΣΤΕΛΛΑ.

Charlotte Boutros De… on February 3, 2014

Good evening Dear

BIG LIKE+FAVORITE

Ko Kö on January 3, 2015

LIKE 507/FAV 88 Best wishes and friendly greetings, Conny

Петар Бојић on January 31

Impressive and colourful coastline!

L+F

You have a beautiful gallery. I added you in my favourite list and i will follow your work!

Greetings, Petar

Ioannis Ouzounidis on January 31

Όμορφη θέα. LIKE

Argenna on January 31
Mustafa Aydogan on February 4

Enfes bir fotoğraf.....tebrik ediyorum.....LİKE/YS..

hurkar on February 6

this is very, very nice landscape LF

greetings hurkar

Jantoni on February 7

Grandioso paisaje L+F
Saludos cordiales, jantoni.

Filippo Bilotti on February 15

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Berpoelv on February 16

Schöne Aussicht, like, viele Grüße, Bernd

Aqua2010 on February 28

Fantastic sight. LF. Best wishes from Barcelona

ほなみよしえ on March 14

Hello! dear, Thanasis.

That view is visually vivid and pleasing.

Very nice analog photography! ☆☆Favorite94+L517!☆☆

Have a nice week.

Best wishes from JPN,SD34

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