Holidays in Volos

Volos info

The city of Volos is located at the foot of the peninsula of Pelion at the centre of Greece. It is situated at an approximately equal distance between the country's capital, Athens (326 km), and the second major city, Thessaloniki (215 km). The city of Volos is the politic and economic capital of the prefecture and has a population of 71.000 inhabitants. Volos is the main export centre of Thessaly. The city of Volos was founded in the mid 19th century. It is a lively town. The city has an important waterfront which is lined with many pastry shops, cafes-bars, restaurants and mezedopolia. The waterfront is also the place where local people go for a stroll which is a walk before or after the dinner. The place gets really crowded during Friday and Saturday nights. The surrounding streets are also of interest as they are bustling with life. The streets are very commercial with many shops. The municipality has made a lot of efforts to transform Volos into a pleasant city, with many paved streets that cross the city. The port of Volos is also very active with daily schedules to the islands of the Sporades: Skiathos, Skopelos and Alonissos. Volos is a necessary stop on your way to Pelion which is situated just next to it. From Volos you can sea the Pelion villages perched on the pine-covered mountains. It is an agreeable spectacle especially by night when only their lights can be seen.

Airtickets to Volos

Volos doesn't have an airport, so it can only be reached by car or public transportation. We can offer airtickets to Athens or Thessaloniki airport through our online booking system and then there is connection to Volos by bus, train or car.

Hotels in Volos

There is a variety of hotels, apartments and rooms to let in Volos, depending on the type of holidays you would prefer. You can find more information at the section of Volos hotels.

Transfer & car rental in Volos

In order to reach Volos without using a public transportation, you can rent a car from Athens or Thessaloniki airport through our online booking system.

Sightseeing and tours in Volos

At Volos, it is worth visiting the Papastratos building, the monument of those who struggled for the National Independence, the bridge that unites the sea front with the port, the coastal foot-walk, the park of Agios Konstantinos, the Field of Mars, the church of Zoodochos Pigi, the church of Panagia tis Trypas, closed inside a cave, the old industrial buildings, the monastery of Sourvia as well as the stone arched bridge and the three-arched bridge. Other important sights are the Neolithic settlement in Dimini, the Neolithic settlement in Sesklio and  the small Pelion train manufactured at the end of the 19th century that passes through the amazing landscapes.

Travel tourism information in Volos

•Volos (capital)
•Tourist Police:       +30 24210 39065 
•Police:                   +30 24210 39061
•Port Authority:       +30 24210 38888
•Hospital:                +30 24210 27531
•Municipality:          +30 24210 21111
•Bus Terminal:       +30 24210 25527

Restaurants and nightlife in Volos

Volos is a very lively and pleasant city. One thing you must do is to visit one of the fish tavernas, "tripouradika", and enjoy fish titbits and tsipouro. Once you have experienced this, you will forever have this picture in your mind and heart.

Special places of interest in Volos

Within walking distance from Volos you can find beautiful beaches, such as:

Anavros Beach
The beach Anavros which has been awarded several times with the blue flag is an extension of Park St. Constantine.

Alykes Beach
The Blue Flag beach of Alykes, located 9 km southeast of Volos. The beach stretches 5 km in length and has an organized beach, open spaces, cafes restaurants and hotels.

Plate Beach
Plates: Known beach cold and steep water. Located at the exit of the city with Agria.
Xenia Beach
Xenia beach, in front of the homonymous hotel and have free access.