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A nice weekend in Volos, Greece

 
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blackangel_66's pictureby blackangel_66 review
added on 30th of July, 2009
Although it is an industrial city, I really enjoyed Volos. The sea is impossibly blue there and the city by night from the surrounding hills is amazing.
The Archeological Museum of Volos is really great, exhibits include items from the Trojan War as well. Several of the oldest factory buildings changed function and became schools or museums, like the Silk Museum and Museum of Industrial Archeology.
Maybe the factories make it appear a little unfriendly but Volos is very pleasant and the people are very kind and helpful.
 

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There are three active archaeological sites in Volos and there are certain areas which are open to the public. For example the Archaeological site of Demetrias which is about 1.5 kilometers south of the city. It was an area where a Hellenistic town was established dating back to the Neolithic times. Just 3 kilometers south of Volos is a hill where the palace of Demetrios Poliokretes, King of Macedonia once stood. Also around this area stands the chapel of Ayios Ilias. ¬†Another historical site worth visiting is Mikrothives. Found in this place are abundant remains of an old city which include the city walls, a temple, a theater and a stoa... Read more »

 
 
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