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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)

Juno Bengochea on September 11, 2012

Beautiful shot and landscape!!!! LIKE 436

widdeni - Keep Panor… on September 16, 2012

I Like the view and the information! Regards, Ian

Pedro M on September 23, 2012

Very beautiful

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  • Greetings, Pedro M

Cumizebica on September 23, 2012

Wonderful view , a very beautiful landscape and photo , Like 439 + Fav 56 !

Best wishes


A "Severo" on September 26, 2012

que gusta+saludos.

Filip Jurovatý on September 29, 2012

nice picture and colours. like

Mojzer László on September 30, 2012

Hi Thanasis! It's a beautiful picture. Greetings: Laci L+F

HF2007 on October 16, 2012

Very nice. A landscape with wonderful light. Well done.

Greetings, Hans

Kerry2Kerry on October 21, 2012

wonderful picture and great description of the land area

andrew brown on October 22, 2012

Wonderful scenery, nice shot!
Best wishes, András

Rodema on October 23, 2012

Marvellous picture, great work!! LIKE!! Best regards, rodema.

Ruggero Sampieri on October 27, 2012

Bellissimo panorama. Like 445.
Cordiali saluti, Ruggero.

Francesco Viti on October 28, 2012

Nice shot, beautiful place!



vvidak11 - Vanja Vid… on November 2, 2012

L+F Beautiful landscape. Greetings from Croatia! Vanja

Ibolya I on November 11, 2012

Already liked, fine work .. Best wishes, Ibolya

timek on December 11, 2012

Piękna panorama i kadr, LIKE, pozdrawiam, timek

febrok korbef on December 19, 2012

Additional an Y*

Bye febrok

Ľubomír Šiška on December 26, 2012

Good Greetings l.siska

vinc107 on January 9, 2013



Sunrise1024 on January 12, 2013

Very stunning !
Best wishes, Sunrise1024 !

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