Volos (Meteora, Greece)

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Volos cruise port

Region
Mediterranean - Black Sea

Local Time
2024-07-17 23:39

min: 80 °F (26 °C) / max: 100 °F (38 °C) 85°F
29.5°C
Wind: 334°/ 2.1 m/s  Gust: 2.2 m/sWind: 334°/ 2.1 m/s  Gust: 2.2 m/sLight breeze
2.1 m/s
Min / Max Temperature100 °F / 38 °C
80 °F / 27 °C
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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, Meteora, Greece. To see the full itineraries (ports of call dates and arrival / departure times) and their lowest rates – just follow the corresponding ship-link.

DayShipArrivalDeparture
10 July, 2024
Wednesday
Small Cruise Lines Cruises cruise lineCrown Iris08:0018:00
11 July, 2024
Thursday
Marella Cruises Cruises cruise lineMarella Discovery07:0017:00

Port Volos (locode GRVOL) is in Thessaly (central-western Greece), located approx 326 km/203 mi north of Athens-Piraeus and approx 215 km/134 mi south of Thessaloniki.

The city is the capital of the Magnesia Prefecture and Thessaly's only seaport serving the country's largest agricultural region. The city has population around 145,000 and is also a major industrial center. The port serves regular shipping traffic between Europe and the Middle East (Asia).

Volos is Greece's newest port city, with numerous contemporary buildings constructed after the devastating earthquakes in 1955.

The municipality includes Nea Ionia, Iolkos and Volos, plus smaller suburban communities.

The city's economy is based on shipping trade, manufacturing, tourism and services. In downtown are located the University of Thessaly and numerous event venues serving sporting, cultural, scientific and conference meetings.

 

In addition to its ancient history and legends, Volos was an important Greek Christianity center during Byzantine Empire (330-1453 AD). Atop Meteora's cliffs, like fortresses were built 24 monasteries to protect monks from the Ottoman invaders. These structures can be reached only by the use of ropes lowered by the monks. Close to the city are the ancient cities Demetrias and Pagasae.

Volos - the cruise port to Meteora's monasteries

Meteora (translated as lofty elevated) is a rock formation that hosts one of the largest of Eastern Orthodox monasteries. Meteora is the second most important place for the Orthodox religion - after Athos. The six monasteries (originally 24) were built on huge natural stone pillars that dominate the mountain area. The monastery complex is located near Kalabaka and Pineios River.

 

The current 6 monasteries are named Great Meteoron (the largest, mid-14th century), Varlaam (second-largest, mid-16th century), Rousanou/St Barbara (mid-16th century), St Nicholas Anapausas (16th century, has a church), St Stephen (mid-16th century, has a church, in 1961 given over to nuns) and Holy Trinity (mid-15th century).

The above photo of Meteora Greece is by Stathis Floros.

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