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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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The coastal city of Volos is part of Greece. It is located somewhere in the center of Greece. The city of Volos is also the capital city for the Prefecture of Magnesia. The city of Volos happens to be the single most outlet into the neighboring sea from the largest agricultural section of Greece which is famous by the name of Thessaly. The population for the city of Volos is around 200000 inhabitants. This figure includes the university students plus the temporary and permanent students. Around 34 percent of the total population for the city of Volos is refugees that were brought into this area somewhere in the year of 1924. Other 30 percent... Read more »

 
 
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