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Volos is a bustling and industrial town, and the marina here is shared amongst commercial vessels, local fishermen, and, of course, sail tourism. All this makes the marina a hive of activity, and coupled with locals and tourists enjoying an evening stroll along the marina road (and enjoying observing the yachts) makes the whole area seem alive.
The marina itself is quite dated (though it has all the usual amenities) but there’s a whole town-ful of shops, restaurants and amenities which are within very easy reach, and you can even buy fish fresh direct from the fishermen each morning!
Volos is an ancient Greek city, and has it’s fair share of myths and legends: it is such a beautiful city (with both the coast and the mountains), that it was reportedly the place where the Greek God Zeus chose his son, Magnes, to grow up in. It was also once the birthplace and homeland of the centaurs, half-man-half-horse beasts who controlled the local forests. But that’s not all – it’s also the home of Jason (of golden fleece fame), and there is an exact replica of his famous Argo ship on display in the marina!
Of a more factual nature, the city boasts some outstanding views and impeccable restaurants, and is well worth a day or two exploring on foot. It is also well situated for exploring the local islands (including the tourist centre of Skiathos and/or beautiful Skopelos).
Things to see and do
Aside from the Argo, which was made by studying ancient manuscripts and crafted painstakingly using methods from the olden days, there is plenty to see in Volos and the surrounding area. The town has been around for centuries and has an admirable mix of architecture - including the once-mighty Volos castle.
Local hills offer excellent views over the city, there’s a beautiful sprawling coastal park at Agios Konstantinos, and numerous churches of varying degrees of splendour and artistry. Whilst you’re here, check out spoon-sweets (sweets served on a spoon!) or Tsipouro (brandy-ish).
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Where to Sail
Volos is located on mainland Greece, but that doesn’t mean that it isn’t still an excellent base for exploring local Greek islands and finding some tranquillity. In the immediate vicinity, Skiathos is famed for being something of a party-island, and it certainly has an energetic night-life.
The next island along, Skopelos, has been described by some as being the most beautiful of all the Greek islands, though it is perhaps most famous for being the filming location of the recent Mamma Mia film.
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|Address:||Kentriki Provlita Argonafton Volos 382 21, Greece|
|Long / Latitude:||N 39° 21' E 22° 56'|
|Telephone:||0030 698 689 9378|
|Fax:||0030 698 689 9378|
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Volos airport is located about 25 km to the south-west of Volos, and is connected to parts of the UK and mainland Europe by direct flights during the sailing season. Shuttle buses take passengers to Volos town centre and are timed to depart after passengers have landed and retrieved their bags, but the journey is often slow.
We can help to arrange private transfers direct to Volos marina (which is around a 20 minute drive)– please ask.