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Would you travel to Greece, but besides beautiful beaches, you’re looking for more active pastimes? Volos is a town of colorful cultural, sea, and sports programs.
Volos is in the center of Greece, in Thessaly region. The city lies on the shore of the Pagasetic Gulf, at the foot of Mount Pilio. According to Greek mythology, it was once the land of centaurs. The highest point of the mountain is 1661 m. The area of Volos is 27, 678 km2. Thessaly with its 200 000 residents is also the only sea exit of Greece’s largest agricultural area. The city is near to the Northern Sporades group of islands. The nearest large island is Skiathos.
History of Volos
Stone age settlers established the settlement. You can still see the ruins of Dimini that lie in Volos’ vicinity. The modern city formed by merging the antique Demetrias, Pagasae, and Iolcos. Demetrias got its name after the establisher of the Macedonian king, Demetrius Poliorcetes. According to Greek legends, Iolcos was the homeland of the mythological hero Jason. Until the Byzantine times, Volos had the name Golcos, later Golos. It belonged to the Ottoman Empire, then Bulgaria, thus, many cultures left their signs on the region, which made local traditions colourful, as well as architecture.
beaches in Volos
The beaches in Volos have great popularity. This section of shore attracts thousands of visitors annually as it provides amazing landscapes and many great pastimes. The connection with the Sporades makes it possible to take a quick trip to the magical Alonissos, Skopelos, or Skiathos. Thus, the traveller can take pleasure in viewing these picturesque islands. We have numerous small boats and yachts for rent, so you too can explore small, hidden beaches and secret sea caves. You can often see dolphins as well when travelling on the sea. Small islands in the Pagasetic Gulf are ideal fishing spots and meeting places for fishers.
The Mylopotamos is 52 km northeastward from Volos. It’s a white pebbly beach with uniquely beautiful crystal clear water. Rocks and trees cast a shadow on this charming beach. There’s a beach bar above the shore and some tavernas with nice views.
Agios Ioannis beach:
The Agios Ioannis is a particularly gorgeous sandy beach on the northern side of Pelion 52 km from Volos to the east. Trees and wonderful water together create a magical environment with a special atmosphere. Its beauty and international recognition attract thousands of visitors each year. You can find numerous hotels and restaurants on the seaside.
Papa Nero beach:
The Pape Nero together with the seaside resort of Agios Ioannis creates an endless, clean, sandy beach. Soft white sand and turquoise water make Papa Nero a real wonder of nature.
Main sights in Volos
Volos, besides its beautiful seacoasts, has numerous other sights for travellers. A wide range of bronze age findings is waiting for you here. You can view ceramics from the 5th and 8th centuries in the Volos Archeological Museum, as well as sculptures from the 5th and 6th centuries. The paintings on exhibition are in excellent condition and among the most important works of ancient Greek art. The City Gallery, which is in the city hall, has an amazing collection of modern Greek artists’ paintings, sculptures, and etchings. After you’ve sawn the museums, you should try the Pelion train, which once connected the towns of Volos and Milies. Nowadays the small railway only operates on a short section of the old city lane. Several churches and chapels are in the city including the churches of Agios Konstantinos, Agios Nikolaos, and the chapel of Agia Triada.
Weather on Volos
The Greek coast has a Mediterranean climate. The air of the country is very clean and dry from spring to early autumn. There’s a lot of sunshine, while the amount of rain usually decreases from the west to the east. In summer, we almost never see any clouds in the sky. Rain is practically an unknown guest in the summer months. The sea can heat up to 23-25 °C from June to August. Even in October, it’s still 23 °C. The area of Greece is constantly windy, these winds, however, are always changing. The wind that dominates summer months is called Meltemi. From June, it blows from the northwest and the northeast. It reaches its full strength, from 5 to 8 on the Beaufort scale, in July and August.
The sea-wind comes in late September or early October, which blows from the southeast and the southwest. It’s a specifically southern wind, that dominates mostly in spring and fall with a strength of 2 to 4. Due to Greece’s typical winds, its most rewarding to plan a sailing route from the south to the north in spring and autumn, and from the north to the south in summer. The waving is more preferable compared to the Croatian archipelago since there’s a greater distance between the Greek islands. The current flows counterclockwise in the Eastern Mediterranean Basin, and northward along the Turkish coast. The water flows southward on the Eastern Greek coasts, but from the west side of Peloponnese Peninsula northern current dominates.
Yacht charter Volos
The port of Volos is the fourth busiest port in Greece. They established it in 1893 and it became the most important booster of the area’s industrial development. It’s hosts every boat regardless of their size. The marina is well-equipped, it ensures fixation and fuel supply besides several extra services. It’s connected to boat lanes of neighbouring areas, thus, ferryboats also start from here. The port is very popular since it’s the place from where you can reach the beautiful islands of the Northern Sporades the fastest.
Either if you’re looking for a romantic vacation or a historical time travel, Volos has everything to make a holiday unique. The mystical background of the area amazes visitors. The beautiful beaches welcome you not only with a breathtaking view but numerous sports opportunities. Try something new, you haven’t done before! Discover the underwater wildlife while diving, take your lover and kids to a sea exploration, or boost your adrenaline levels with an extreme sport. Find yacht routes in the Aegean Sea or choose another yacht charter in the Aegean Sea.
The climate diagrams are based on 30 years of hourly weather model simulations. They give good indications of typical climate patterns and expected conditions (temperature, precipitation, sunshine, and wind). The “mean daily maximum” (solid red line) shows the maximum temperature of an average day for every month for Volos. Likewise, the “mean daily minimum” (solid blue line) shows the average minimum temperature.
The wind rose for Volos shows how many hours per year the wind blows from the indicated direction. The diagram for Volos shows the days per month, during which the wind reaches a certain speed.