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)

"Cuky"/A.S.G."NO VIE… on October 16, 2012

The great panoramic one not to make yourself guarded at all in your good production of your works;). Congratulations and Like of your friend Antonio/Cuky.

Krystyna Koch on October 16, 2012

Splendid panorama:)

LIKE Friendly greetings from Gliwice, Poland, Krystyna.

Koutoudis Grigoris on October 16, 2012





JO Cervantes D on October 16, 2012

Great shot! L+F

Ewa_K on October 16, 2012

Excellent panorama:) Like

Juno Bengochea on October 16, 2012

Wonderful landscape!!! LIKE69!!! Greetings from Ireland! Juno

♥ Kama ♥ - IT IS UNB… on October 16, 2012

Imposing landscape, I Like - by ♥ Kama ♥

Ildikó Fehérváry on October 16, 2012

Very beautiful panoramic capture!


Best regards, Ildikó

Ferlancor Pano Yes on October 16, 2012

Fabulous panorama and wonderful picture.

F 23 like 71.

Greetings from Spain.


Alfre MM on October 16, 2012

Fantástica vista, hermosa luz, muy buena profundidad. Me gusta. Saludos cordiales, Alfredo.

~☂slavva☂~ on October 16, 2012

Fantastic composition :)


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Nenad Obradovic on October 16, 2012

Very nice photo Like and favorite

Tomros on October 17, 2012

Great panoramio!

Like 75.

greetings from Toronto

C haydeé on October 17, 2012

Me parece una magnífica fotografía. Like

Saludos cordiales desde Argentina, Chaydeé.

Giovanni Magni (giov… on October 17, 2012

Ottima panoramica.


Ciao,buona giornata


poludziber on October 17, 2012

molto bella, like......ciao, Flavio

Ali Memari on October 17, 2012

Very nice panorama.



zaferkck on October 17, 2012

Excellent photo and landscape


Greetings from Antalya, Zafer

cahit Arpacık on October 17, 2012

Great panorama.

YS & LIKE 25/81

Greetings from Turkey, Cahit.

Milan Stojanović on October 17, 2012

Beautiful panorama!


Best wishes,Stoja

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