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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esse est reminisci (… on October 14, 2012

Very interesting,Thanasis! LK n°1. Greetings.Raffaele

Бобан Армуш on October 14, 2012

Υπεροχο πανοραμα! Εξαιρετική δουλειά, Θανάσης, αρεσει 4 και αγαπημενη 2.

emilyA-NO Views on October 14, 2012

Excellent panoramic and view!. L. Friendly greetings, Emily

Sveta BSveta on October 14, 2012

Великолепная панорама!

Ángel González on October 14, 2012

Tremenda fotografía panorámica amigo Thanasis. Like y fav.

Muchas gracias por tu agradable visita y comentarios a mis fotos.

Saludos y que tengas un buen día, desde Mallorca, Ángel

Deodato Lourenḉo on October 14, 2012

Hello Thanasis Germanos!

WOW! What an amazing view and photo!

Fav 4 Like 7!


nino evola on October 14, 2012

Excellent panorama and interesting shot.


A dear greetings from italy


kazkun on October 14, 2012

Beautiful landscape! L+F

Greetings, kazkun

Bozor Magdi on October 14, 2012

Very nice panorama



Jarda cz on October 14, 2012

Hi friend Thanasis - LIKE - very nice shot, beautiful panorama - - Thanks for visiting - Greetings from the Czech Republic Jaroslav

danimero on October 14, 2012

Wonderful panorama, very nice shot


Best wishes, _Daniel

senmax on October 14, 2012

Very beautiful panorama. LIKE.

Christos Theodorou on October 14, 2012

Όμορφη πανοραμική λήψη! Χαιρετίσματα

Mehmet Güçlü on October 14, 2012

Very beautiful panoramic picteru. Like - Best wishes, OLYMPIST

Itallica on October 14, 2012

Great view!

Godo Nikolov on October 14, 2012

Beautiful view. LIKE.

Stathis Chionidis on October 14, 2012

φανταστικη πανοραμικη ματια φιλε Θαναση.Πολυ αρεσει.Χαιρετισμους Σταθης

Pom' Angers on October 14, 2012

YsL 7/19 ~ vale ~ pom'

Adem Dogan on October 14, 2012

An Superb & Mega Panoramic Picture! It looks Great! L 21 + Star 8

Kind Regards. Adem Dogan

Elemér on October 14, 2012

Beautiful colours, beautiful landscape, beautiful photo! L


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