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)

zy ko on October 21, 2012

I really like! L Greetings! zyko

Martin (WPF) on October 21, 2012

L & Ys Greetings, Martin

CHO PIGU on October 21, 2012

Γεια σου φίλε μου Thanasis!

Very grand and beautiful panoramic photo!!

Exhilarating feeling・・LIKE!

Thanks for the nice comment always!

ちょぴぐ Χαιρετίσματα από την Ιαπωνία。

Michał Krzysztof Kur… on October 21, 2012

Beautiful panorama. Amazing description of the place. I like

João Paulo Coutinho on October 21, 2012

Foto maravilhosa.LIKE

MAPP HUDRANS on October 21, 2012

Beautiful panorama, YSL! :)

Best greetings from Czech Republic, Magdalena

Renáta Kuss on October 22, 2012

~●≈ I appreciate your wonderful visit to my gallery! Excellent panorama! ~●≈ ℒ&ℱ ≈●~ Friendly greetings, :D Renáta ≈●~

Bartolome Muñoz on October 22, 2012

Like extraordinaria panorámica. Hermosa foto. ¡Felicidades!

leo1383 on October 22, 2012

Great view,great city,regards

Arkadiy_ on October 22, 2012

Absolutely stunning panoramic view

Like & Fav

Best wishes, Arkadiy

ZUU on October 23, 2012

Very nice and beautiful photo!

LIKE! 112

Greetings from Japan

Hollis chen on October 23, 2012

very Nice view and photo..


Greetings from Taiwan,HungChu Chen

Francisco Bom on October 23, 2012

city of Volos num panorama ma de excelente bom gosto...PARABÉNS...I LIKE...Um Cordial Abraço

Omar Gobbi on October 23, 2012

Excellent photo, a great panoramic view, <LIKE>, best regards. "Omar"

Marek Stanek on October 23, 2012

Beautiful city panorama! L-117

Greetings from Poland, Marek

my best photos

Guizel J.c on October 23, 2012

Wonderful view,great panorama



АЙРАТ ХАЙРЕТДИНОВ on October 24, 2012


Heiner F. on October 24, 2012

Very good shot and a phantastic view! Like

Best wishes, Heiner

F. Zaman on October 24, 2012

Thanasis,like it

c. bayernengel on October 27, 2012

was für eine tolle Fernsicht, like

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