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Volos, Greece




With a population of 71,000 inhabitants, Volos, Greece is considered as one of the major cities of the country and the economical and political centre of the administrative district of Magnessia. It is also the chief export centre of Thessaly. The waterfront of Volos, Greece is the main attraction of the city, which is enjoyed not only by the tourists, but also by the local people.

The location of Volos has proved to be one of the major reasons for the development of the city, as it situated at the foot of the Pelion peninsula at the heart of the country. The city of Volos is located in the administrative district of Magnessia, which belongs to the region of Thessaly. The city is situated in-between Athens, the capital of the country and Thessaloniki, the second largest city of Greece.

The history of Volos dates back to the 14th century when the town was found. The town was established and reined by King Pelias. The city was destroyed during the devastating earthquake in 1955, but was reconstructed soon after. Volos is the third largest port of Greece and through this huge port most of the country's good transactions are made. It is the major port of Thessaly through which shipment of the agricultural produce is made. Other than the port, there are several other industries of Volos such as tobacco factories, weaving mills and cement works.

There are several tourist attractions in Volos, which draw tourists from all over the world. The waterfront, Volos Archeological Museum, the Municipality Gallery and the Municipal Theatre are some of the major attractions of the city.


 

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