The city of Volos to the port from where they started the Argonauts for Erick (composition by travelerosmx)

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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 (254)

Martin Romero on December 24, 2013


Emerson R. Zamprogno on December 27, 2013

I like panoramic views. And thank you for your visit and comments!

Torsten C on December 27, 2013

Super wide view! Phantastic capture! L;F! Friendly Greetings and all the best for 2014! Torsten

Алексей Олюшкин on December 28, 2013

Ηappy Νew Υear


Mário Eloi Castro on January 7, 2014

Fantastic panorama!


Hugs from Oporto, Mário Eloi Castro

✰✰ HAPPY 2014 ✰✰

Sarmad Sonyal on January 22, 2014

Amazing Overlay Photo of the City and Excellent Photography. LIKE & Favorite . Greetings From Kashmir, Pakistan. Have A Nice Day. SARMAD .

Sebastian Hoeher on March 3, 2014

Beautiful panoramic view 77/246

Max Dan on March 6, 2014

Fantastica panoramica like++ Saluti Max

albertLM on April 18, 2014

great panorama shot!




k. -pictures on April 18, 2014

L I K E ! ! !

Greetings from Germany | Grüße aus Hessen

k. -pictures

nellatheotokatou on April 28, 2014

εξαιρετικη πανοραμικη φιλε μου!!Συγχαρητηρια!

Jarda Lhoták on September 28, 2014

Great panorama! like. Best regards, Jarda

Josef Grohs on October 6, 2014


Judit Losonciné Zana on December 25, 2015

Dear Thanasis!

Wonderful landscape panorama.

Very I liked!

Thanks for your kind comment.

Also, merry Christmas and Happy New Year.

All tha best, Judit

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