Volos is a coastal port city in Thessaly located midway on Greek mainland, about 326 km (203 miles) north of Athens (Piraeus) and 215 km (134 miles) south of Thessaloniki. Volos is the capital of Magnesia regional unit and the only outlet to sea out of Thessaly, the largest agricultural region in Greece. With a population of 144,450 in 2011, Volos is a major industrial centre, while its port provides a connection between Europe, Asia and the Middle East. The municipality area of Volos is 387.1 km2 (149.5 ml2).
Volos is the newest of the port cities in Greece, with a large proportion of contemporary buildings after the catastrophic earthquakes in 1955. It includes the municipal units of Nea Ionia, Iolkos and Volos, as well as smaller suburban communities. Volos' economy is based on trade, manufacturing, tourism and services. Home to University of Thessaly, it also offers facilities for exhibitions, sporting, cultural, scientific events and conferences. The city participated in 2004 Olympic Games, and has since played host to various athletic events, including the European Athletic Championships. The city of Volos served as the host of the 7th International Olympiad on Astronomy & Astrophysics (27 July-5 August, 2013).
Situated on the eastern coast of Greece along Magnissia Peninsula, picturesque Volos is the site from which Jason set sail to Black Sea along with the Argonauts to search for the Golden Fleece. According to the Greek mythology, nearby Mount Pelion was inhabited by half-horse, half-man creatures famous as centaurs.
In addition to ancient history and legends, Volos was also an important Greek centre of Christianity during Byzantine times. 24 monasteries were built high atop Meteora's imposing cliffs to protect monks from invaders. These structures were built like fortresses. They could be reached only by the use of ropes lowered by the monks. Close by are the sites of the ancient cities of Demetrias and Pagasae.
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Port Volos cruise ship schedule shows timetable calendars of all arrival and departure dates by month. The port's schedule lists all ships (in links) with cruises going to or leaving from Volos, Greece. To see the full itineraries (ports of call dates and arrival / departure times) and their lowest rates – just follow the corresponding ship-link.
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