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)

Ed. Me. Mo. on October 14, 2012

Beautiful panorama, L+F, best greetings from Colombian Caribbean, E & C. Me<>Lon.

Vasilis Anastopoulos on October 14, 2012

Πολύ καλή πανοραμική θέα. Αρέσει

Χαιρετισμούς, Βασίλης

Ida Carrasco on October 14, 2012

¡Hermosa vista!. Like. Saludos, Ida.

Jawed Hasan on October 14, 2012

Great shot
greetings, Jawed

maxou MAXOU on October 14, 2012

Very beautiful view and great capture !

♥ LIKE + Favorite ♥

greetings from Corsica...->maxou

Antoine Jasser on October 15, 2012

Gorgeous panoramic view...
L 29 + F 13

Ivan Logvinov on October 15, 2012

Gorgeous panoramic view! Great work!
Warm greetings from Russia!

HF2007 on October 15, 2012

Wonderful view!

Greetings, Hans

Ovidiu Anca on October 15, 2012

Beautiful place! LIKE.

Bernard Janowski on October 15, 2012

Like. Piękna panorama miasta. Pozdrawia Bernard

Fanea Cristian on October 15, 2012

Beautiful panorama! Like.

Best regards!

MultiZanas on October 15, 2012

Δεν υπάρχει καλύτερη θέα από το Πήλιο,για τη πόλη του όμορφου Βόλου. Fanis Zanas,from Piraeus.

pembo VIEWS? - NEVER… on October 15, 2012

A very beautiful panorama - L34!

Kind regards, pembo from Kiel

BritPlom on October 15, 2012

A superb panorama!


Greetings, François

MAYAAMON on October 15, 2012


Mario Vargas G. on October 15, 2012


Gaudenzio Ghilardi on October 15, 2012

un panorama stupendo!! --like-- Buon inizio settimana. Grazie per la visita e il commento. Un cordiale saluto dall'Italia. Gaudenzio

Slava S on October 15, 2012

Great composition and capture!!! LIKE + FAV

Greetings, Slava.

Giannis Korilis on October 15, 2012

Όμορφη πανοραμική φωτογραφία!LIKE!πολλούς χαιρετισμούς pappous

Ana Maria Westphalen… on October 15, 2012

Excelente panoramica, like 40,abraço Ana Maria.

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