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 (255)

c. bayernengel on October 27, 2012

was für eine tolle Fernsicht, like

Priska Ziswiler on October 27, 2012


ein grossartiges bild! gefällt mir sehr gut!

mit herzlichem gruss


zbyszek_urbaniak on October 27, 2012

Podoba mi się ten pejzaż...Pozdrawiam zbyszek

Klaus Richter on October 28, 2012

Excellent panorama! Well done, Thanasis!
♥LIKE 125 + ✰YS 44
Best wishes from Cologne, Klaus

Константин Сушко on October 28, 2012

Very nice photo! Like

Giorgos Dimitriadis on October 28, 2012

Υπεροχο πανοραμα Α+Α 45/127 Χαιρετισματα,Γιωργος

mariwozn on October 29, 2012

Fantastic white old town!



Dušan Railfan on October 29, 2012


Majo 65 on November 1, 2012

Beautiful panorama...Like.Greetings,Majo

Passator Cortese PH on November 1, 2012

Great panorama! Very beautiful scenery and photo!

Like 131 + Fav 47!

Greetings from Italy, Francesco.

Alireza Javaheri on November 3, 2012
  • Excellent view, like! - Best regards A-J
Serena Sil on November 3, 2012

Foto magnífica! Abri a imagem e fiquei maravilhada com essa vista panorâmica. Realmente belíssima! L e favoritos, obrigada. Saudações, S.

ch' caf' on November 3, 2012

Great panoramic shot! I like it! Cheers, Christian

kijimuna on November 4, 2012

Wonderful work and great panorama.


Greetings from Japan, Kijimuna

ina-maria on November 5, 2012

Fantastic city-view and panorama.

Like and greetings


Fritz Dällenbach on November 5, 2012

A fantastic Panorama. Great.


Greetings from Switzerland


pedro car on November 5, 2012

beautiful landscape, beautiful photo

Like Greetings

Yosarsif مهدی کلهر on November 5, 2012

You were at the right place to take the perfect shot. ♣ L, All the best from Iran, Mahdi

Karl-Heinz Bassemir on November 6, 2012

Schönes Panorama, Like 141! Viele Grüße Karl-Heinz

majasa on November 7, 2012

Wonderful panorama!

LIKE Greetings, majasa

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