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 (253)

emma-rc on October 17, 2012

Spectacular view, very beautiful shot.. LIKE it!

▓ ☻ galloelprimo ☻ ▓ on October 17, 2012

Wow!! excelente panoramica!! like 84 + + + favorite 27

**omidka&Arman** on October 18, 2012

بسیار زیبا L+♥&YS♥

mir@cle on October 18, 2012

Interesting shot.Beautiful panorama.L+F

Bassam Jayousi on October 18, 2012

Spectacular view, a wonderful capture. /L+F/

Best wishes from Dubai, Bassam

Cemil özkan on October 18, 2012

Fantastic view!!!LGreetings

Hubert S on October 18, 2012

Nice view. Quite a huge scenery. Like.

Sunriser © on October 19, 2012

Fantastic view!


Best wishes from Brazil!

Pablo Cruz on October 19, 2012

Wonderful view!!!!!

Aleks� on October 19, 2012

Great panorama! Liked

Best regards

Aleh Hrytsavets on October 19, 2012

Отличная панорама! А если учесть, что она сделана на плёнке, то фото становится интереснее в 2 раза! LIKE+FAV

Albrecht H. on October 19, 2012

Very beautiful view. exelent picture! LIKE 95

My best wishes - A.

Carlo I. on October 19, 2012


romulus111 on October 19, 2012

Dobre panoramiczne photo like Greetings from Poland Romulus

acusticalennon on October 19, 2012

Buena toma, Like+Fav, saludos cordiales

Carlos Kist on October 19, 2012

Hello dear Thanasis Germanos, nice capture and nice view,Like 98 +YS 34.Have a nice weekend.Best wishes.Carlos

travelerosmx on October 19, 2012

La subiste!!! Like + FAV! saludos Thanasis que bueno que te gustó y la subiste, es un honor, saludos desde México!

elakramine on October 20, 2012

Very nice view !!


Greetings, elakramine

Zelia Waltrick on October 20, 2012

Beautiful view! Excellent panorama. YSL

Greetings from Brazil

Rainer D on October 20, 2012

Great panorama, I like it, greetings from germany Rainer

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