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)

leo1383 on October 15, 2012

Like,great view,nice panorama,greetings Leo

Luisa Gila Merino on October 15, 2012

Fantástica panorámica, muy buena toma LK + FV.

Saludos cordiales.


Don Z on October 15, 2012

Hello Thanasis.
Great shot. Beautiful aerial view !
Like 43 + ☆ Star 16
Best regards, Don Z.

Bram van Broekhoven on October 15, 2012

Wonderful panorama and photo Like

kind regards, Bram

Dimitris Liapopoulos… on October 15, 2012

Εξαιρετικότατο πανόραμα, με μαγευτική θέα!



Χαιρετισμούς, Δημήτρης & Μαρία

Peter van Lom on October 15, 2012

L; Well done...greetings, peter

Marina T on October 15, 2012

like 47

bello questo scatto panoramico

saluti Marina

~adrzym~ on October 15, 2012

Very beautiful panorama! LIKE

Greetings, Adam

Thank you for the visit!

Massimo Zanderin (Ma… on October 15, 2012

Beautiful panoramic, well done


aggeliki.k on October 15, 2012

Γεια σου φίλε

Να εχεις μια ομορφη εβδομαδα

αρεσει η φωτογραφια σου

τους χαιρετισμους μου και καλο βραδυ


I. Drljan on October 15, 2012

Great view.


sziaa on October 15, 2012

Wonderful panoramic view!


greetings: sziaa

Corry on October 15, 2012

Beautiful panorama. L + F

Greetings, Corry

Ibolya I on October 16, 2012

Beautiful panorama LIKE 57 Greetings Ibolya

József Rózsa on October 16, 2012

Hallo Thanasis !

Very nice panorama !! LIKE !! Greetings, József

kovi53 - NO VIEWS on October 16, 2012

Hello Thanasis!

Very nice view, beautiful shot. I like it very much. Thank you for your visit in my gallery.

Greetings from Budapest, Viktor

Goldfoto on October 16, 2012

Spectacular panorama work...very well Greetings and best wishes from Germany!

IsabellaJ on October 16, 2012

Wonderful composition! really LIKE 61 :))

Fred Quader on October 16, 2012

L 62,

very good panorama.

Nyx Ning on October 16, 2012


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