Indulge in the warm embrace of Volos and let its aura to captivate you
Under the shadow of the mountain of Centaurs, Volos was associated with the Argonaut expedition in ancient times.
Today the capital of the prefecture of Magnesia, rightly stands out as one of the most beautiful cities in Greece. Sea and mountain, past and present, history and tradition create a mosaic of unforgettable experiences, which Volos offers generously to the visitor.
A modern and dynamic city, warm and hospitable, friendly to its inhabitants and visitors, Volos is ready to move and excite everyone, through history, culture and taste. Start your tour from the beautiful seafront that embraces the city and compensates with the view it offers to the open sea. Take a leisurely stroll along the pedestrianized Argonauts Avenue, a meeting place for locals, and let the rhythm of the city captivate you
Stop at the imposing sculpture that represents Argo and walk along the beach to the imposing Papastratos building, which today hosts the University of Thessaly. See the famous neoclassical building of the Bank of Greece and the Achillion cinema, and cross the cobbled streets of Ermou and Ogl, which with the surrounding vertical streets delimit the heart of the historic center, the commercial traffic and nightlife.
Complete your tour by offering yourself traditional tsipouro and seafood delicacies in one of the many famous tsipouro restaurants of the city, drinking to the health of a city beloved by its inhabitants and enchanting for its visitors.
Enjoy local flavours
Volos is the city of tsipouro. The beach is flooded with tsipouro restaurants where you will taste all kinds of delicacies made from local products. Variety of seafood from mussels, quinces and glossy to the famous smoked eggplant but also traditional handmade pies and unique cheese. Volos has a tradition of white cheeses, yogurt, butter and manouri, as well as traditional sweets, halva, and pastries.
Best time to visit Volos
Volos has a mild Mediterranean climate, and this makes it a destination all year round. Best seasons are spring and summer, to enjoy the city with a good weather.
How to use transportation in Volos
Transfer from/to Volos
You can reach Volos by Car Rental or KTEL (Long Distance Public Buses).
Athens - Volos: The distance is 325kms and the journey takes about 4 hours.
Thessaloniki - Volos: The distance is 207kms and the journey takes about 2 hours and 15 minutes.
Car Rental, Public Bus and Taxis.
But to feel the city walking is essential.