The city of the Argonauts
The mythical “City of the Argonauts”, Volos is a modern city in the heart of Greece. Dating back to the Neolithic age, this prominent port overlooking the Pagasetic Gulf was built on ancient cities, and is a place of immense natural beauty and cultural heritage. Stroll along the famous seaside promenade to watch the fishing boats and yachts. Fill your day with swimming or sailing at one of the many beaches.
Visit one of the area’s many archaeological sites or discover the city’s classic architecture, neoclassical buildings, churches, monuments and museums: the Tsalapatas Brickworks Museum, Kitsos Makris Folklore Center at the Topali Mansion or the impressive Archaeological Museum. Reward your palate with delicious flavors at any number of tavernas or fresh food markets.
The traditional picturesque villages of Mount Pelion are the perfect backdrop to what truly is one of Greece’s most alluring cities.
Stroll along the pedestrian waterfront promenade, Argonauts Avenue, passing bustling cafes, charming shops, bobbing fishing boats, and impressive yachts, taking in the daily life of Volos. At the end, discover Argo, a replica of the ancient ship, built following ancient texts.
Head to the hills and explore the remains of one of the most important Neolithic Greek and European settlements (and the most ancient site discovered in Europe), sitting above the village of Sesklo.
The Meteora monasteries rise where Pinios River emerges from the deep canyons of the Pindus Range and surges into the Thessalian Plain. Visit two monasteries with frescoes, beautiful gold leafs, wood carvings, wall paintings, and icons dating back to the 14th century.About Land Discoveries + Book Now +
Volos (Meteora), Greece At a glance