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 (259)

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

Canon PS SX 120 IS on November 10, 2012

Very nice panorama! Like144! best wishes,Andrej

ibrahim AKIS on November 11, 2012

Güzel bir manzara, harika fotoğraf Like

Mark Kreuz on November 11, 2012

Amazing panorama! Love it! :)

SergeyS-73 on November 11, 2012

Замечательная фотография! Like!

André Ivan .©om on November 12, 2012

Great panoramic. Great capture. I liked.

Rikimer on November 12, 2012

Impressive panorama, Thanasis! Like 149 + YS 50! Best wishes, Willi

Buts Yuri on November 12, 2012

Very beautiful panorama ! LIKE-150! Greetings from Ukraine! Yuri.

Jesus Miguel Ballero… on November 12, 2012

wow,,,,,,,,,great panorama

fantastic view


Joaquim Marchão on November 13, 2012

Excellent panorama!
Joaquim Marchão

Nena2011 on November 14, 2012


Nelson Castrillon Ri… on November 16, 2012

Amazing view. LIKE

Andrey Velichko on November 18, 2012

Great panorama! LF

Andrey Velichko on November 18, 2012

As I understand, Thanasis, you used film camera only and then scanned your photos. Respect!

Artem Pinaev on November 18, 2012


Great work!

BKJURAJ on November 20, 2012


Daniel Michels on November 20, 2012

(^_°)Hi dear Thanasis,wonderful panoramic view,YsL (52-158)!

Best regards to Hellas,Dan.

Babbler on November 22, 2012

great work,L

Grzegorz Gust on November 22, 2012

Like :-) greetings :-)

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