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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 (552)

Veniamin Manuylov on April 20, 2012

Gorgeous shot, beautiful composition colors. Like. Best regards from Russia, Veniamin.

Jana on April 20, 2012

Fantastic view!

ianwstokes on April 20, 2012

Nice shot of an attractive landscape.


ssSUH on April 21, 2012

Spectacular view in great scenery, with a wonderful picture!

Beautiful place Pagasitiko Bay!

Regards, ssSUH

Misoad ElSoRi on April 21, 2012

Amazing place and lovely photo, LK Best wishes !!Miguel

zw22wz on April 21, 2012

A beautiful scenery. Like!

Best wishes from china, zw22wz

Mateusz Wrona on April 21, 2012

piękny widok... :) like

Pozdrawiam )

MARCOS BERLANDA on April 22, 2012


Jayaratne, Kandy on April 22, 2012

Nice view. I LIKE it.

Have a good day.

Greetings and best wishes from Sri Lanka.

Sensei or SunSay on April 22, 2012

Very nice shot
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Kind regards
from Ukraine

ch. bebessi on April 22, 2012

nice panorama, like, greetings, ch.

Ineczka on April 22, 2012

Nice shot, beautiful place!

Very beautiful photo! Like. Best regards from Russia. Valentin

Zygmunt Borowski on April 23, 2012

Wonderful landscape, like!

Emanouela on April 24, 2012

Bonjour Thanasi merci pour la visite. Je aime magnifique photo!Favoris!!!

Grzegorz Gust on April 25, 2012

Like ;) Greetings ;)

gülben Polat on April 28, 2012

Very nice scenery.L

Greetings from Turkey!

Amparo Timoteo Ramon on April 29, 2012

Thanasis, a very interesting history you have. Thanks for sharing. Like 364.

Best wishes, Amparo.

Mauro Bricchetti on April 29, 2012

Very nice panorama


ciao Mauro

Sacred36 on April 29, 2012

Very nice view. Great shot. Like. Nice place. Greetings from Poland... Krzysiek

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