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Volos, a city full of beautyFrom Volos, you to have the opportunity to visit wonderful places in the sea, the mountain or the plain. There are ships to connect daily with Sporades and boats running regular service routes to the enchanting villages of Pelion. The seaside avenue, well set, friendly and pleasant, is an excellent walk, while in the Upper Volos you will enjoy a unique view to Pagasitikos Gulf. Within the city, you can admire several mansions and neoclassical buildings. You have to find time to see the pottery workshops, the exhibition center Dimitrias at the entrance of the city, handicrafts and craft workshops of weaving and the traditional train, connecting the old city with Milies village - in the summer it makes symbolic journeys from Volos to Agria (7 km). You will visit the church of St. Constantine, St. Nicholas, Metamorphosis, Agia Triada and Virgin Goritsa. In Episkopi, in Upper Volos, the church of the Virgin, which has been dated to the 12th century, it contains built-in Byzantine relief pieces. The archaeological museum shows great interest, which houses the most important collection of Greek art from the ancient tombstones Dimitriada. It was founded in 1909 and has seven rooms with finds from excavations in various parts of Thessaly. It is situated on the eastern edge of the beach town, deep in a lush garden.
The Municipal Gallery, housed in the City Hall and it has paintings, prints and sculpture of major neo artists. At the Nea Ionia Municipal Gallery, you will marvel new artists' works. 4.5 km from the city, in Anakasia, is the Theophilos Museum with paintings of the great painter. In the city, you will also see the home of folklorist Kitsos Makris, where - among others - there are works of Theophilos. In the park of Anavros, you will admire the sculptures of featured Greeks and foreign artists. If you wish to stray a little from Volos to satisfy your archaeological interests, you will find ruins of Ancient Dimitriada at New Pagases (6 km from Volos), with the well-preserved theater, residues and traces of the temple wall. A little further south, it is the place and the citadel of ancient Pagasae, a city that was inhabited from the Neolithic era. In the village Dimini (5 km from Volos) and in Sesklo (14 km from Volos) there are prehistoric settlements. It would be remiss not to mention the tsipouradika of Volos, whose number in the region far exceeds the 300. You will enjoy the local tsipouro and specialty seafood in the traditional atmosphere of these taverns. Tsipouradika are also found inside the city of Volos, on the street Pagasae.