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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)

Mehmet Güçlü on January 7, 2012

Perfect picture and landscape. Like

Best wishes, OLYMPIST

Nacho pehinucu on January 7, 2012

Qué vista más espectacular. Me gusta

Recibe mi saludo. Nacho

Pasapa. (Todos somos… on January 7, 2012

I like this one, Thanasis, greetings.....Pa.

Magda GHALI on January 7, 2012

Excellent lights and warm colours. Greece is just fantastic. Like24. Greetings from Geneva,


József Rózsa on January 8, 2012

Hello Thanasis !

Very nice place and shot ! LIKE !!!

Thankk you for your visit !

Greetings, József

Madame X on January 8, 2012


A mí me parece una fotografía maravillosa.


Un abrazo,


Emil.S on January 8, 2012


ewelinaa on January 8, 2012

beautiful landscape


Good luck

Thank you very much for your visit

Greetings from Poland, Ewa

mariwozn on January 8, 2012

Beautiful landscape.


Greetings from Poland


Angelofruhr on January 8, 2012

A very beautiful landscape and view! like!

Greetings, Angelika

Jarda Lhoták on January 9, 2012

Beautiful scenery, interesting finish. like32 Greetings, Jarda.

c. bayernengel on January 9, 2012

wunderschöne Aussicht like

♥ Liebe Grüße sendet bayernengel! aus Deutschland!

♥Alê Silveira ♥ on January 9, 2012

Muito obrigado pela amável visita ....

Belissima foto !!!!!

Ma Bel on January 9, 2012

Very nice landscape .. Regards .. Mabel.

Cesar Bordón V. on January 9, 2012

Beautiful shot! - Like -Best regards from Paraguay! - Cesar

Dumbrava Laur on January 9, 2012

Absolutely wonderful picture!

Greetings from Romania!


I. Drljan on January 10, 2012

Very nice.


Leyterhs Papapetros on January 10, 2012


Alexkarl on January 10, 2012

Amazing composition, very beautiful landscape. LIKE!!!Best wishes Alexandra & Karl-Heinz

Giorgos Gioutlakis on January 10, 2012

Γειά σου Θανάση

Πολύ όμορφη θέα και ωραία χρώματα


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