VolosA�is a port on the east coat of mainland of Greece; about 200 miles north of AthensA�and 135 miles south of Thessaloniki. It is the capital of the region of Magnesia. Volos is the only outlet to the sea from Thessaly; the countrya��s largest agricultural region. With a population of 144,449 (in 2011), it is an important industrial centre, while its port provides a bridge between Europe, the Middle East and Asia.
Volos is the newest of the Greek port cities, with a large proportion of modern buildings erected following a catastrophic earthquake in 1955. The economy of the city is based on manufacturing, trade, services and tourism. Being home to the University of Thessaly, the city also offers facilities for conferences, exhibitions and major sporting, cultural and scientific events. Volos participated in the 2004 Olympic Games, and the city has since played host to many other athletic events.
The city is built at the innermost point of the Pagasetic GulfA� at the foot of Mount Pelion, the land of the Centaurs. Modern Volos is built on the site of the ancient cities of Demetrias, Pagasaes and Iolkos. Demetrias was established by Demetrios the King of Macedonia. Iolkos was the homeland of the mythological hero Jason, who boarded the ship ArgoA�accompanied by the ArgonautsA�and sailed to ColchisA�in quest of the Golden Fleece. To the west of Volos lie the Neolithic settlements of Dimini, with a ruined Acropolis, walls, and two a�?tholosa�� or beehive tombs dating somewhere between 4000 -1200 BC. Close by is Sesklo with the remains of the oldest Acropolis in Greece (6000 BC), and also the foundations of a palace and mansions, which are characteristic examples of NeolithicA�civilisations.
The climate is really mild with good all round temperatures and plenty of sunshine, as shown below:
The monthly mean minimum and maximum daily temperature in celsius.
This is the monthly total of sunhours