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Volos Travel Guide, Greece

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 of this total population is immigrants that enter the city of Volos from Thessaly. This process of people immigrating to Volos started somewhere in 1890s and later on the immigration reached its highest point by 1970s. You will also find a small chunk of locals to be from England who had immigrated to this city long ago and still are living in this same city. Neighboring countries like Almyros and Pelion are also the ones that keep sending in inhabitants that finally settle down in the city of Volos.

The city of Volos is also considered to be the best industrial zone in the country of Greece. The city of Volos has always utilized the presence of port in the city to its best so as to improve its economical conditions. The best known industry in the city of Volos is Steel Manufacturing and Production. Next comes the cement section that also heavily contributes to the economy of Volos. Finally the research and development group of Volos has also gain national recognition in past couple of years. One should note that around 52 percent of the total population of Volos has tertiary employment; around 42 percent of the total population has secondary employment, and the rest 6 percent are employed primarily.

Many sides of this city have natural borders that are mostly rivers that pass through. The city of Volos is around 215 kilometer from the city of Thessaloniki and around 326 kilometer from the city of Athens. This proximity has helped the city of Volos heavily in terms of national recognition.

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  • blackangel_66A nice weekend in Volos, Greece
    review by blackangel_66 posted more then 30 days ago
    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...
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  • blackangel_66Pelion Mountain
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    Pelion Mountain is very close to the city of Volos, you can easily reach it from the city by taking the bus. There are so many amazing things there, the beaches of Mylopotamos, some say it is the most beautiful beach of the Aegean Sea in...
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