The mythic home of Jason and his band of Argonauts – Volos holidays will capture your imagination, exposing you to mystifying archaeological sites, engaging museums and easy access to many wonderful beaches. The fifth-largest city in Greece has shifted more into the realms of modernity, and is today one of the premier ports and university cities in the country.
It also acts as the entry point for the beautiful Pelion Peninsula, one of the gems of the Thessaly region, adorned with stunning beaches and captivating mountain scenery. But you won’t have to necessarily head out of the city to be enthralled by this region’s lures. Volos is a haven for culture vultures and beach bums alike, offering access to secrets and treasures of the past, or if the sun is out, an easy retreat to some sun, sand and sea.
Ancient Worlds and Sandy Toes
The water around you is one of the big draws when embarking on holidays to Volos. However you wish to embrace the water, you’ll find many adventures out on and beside the waves. There are some nice beaches out towards Anavros where those hoping to catch some rays will find a perfect spot to lay their beach towel. Alternatively, for those that find it hard to sit still, there are some decent sailing and boat trips on offer around the city, taking you out from bay to bay in the Aegean Sea.
If you’ve come on Volos holidays for ancient tales and cultural attractions instead of a bronzing session, you’ll find a great deal of reward in visiting the Archaeological site of Ancient Dimini and the Archaeological site of Ancient Sesklo. Meanwhile the Athanasakeion Archaeological Museum of Volos is a fantastic place to learn more about the sites and treasures around the city.