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Volos: a Unique City
The city of Volos is situated at the centre of the Greek mainland, at an approximately equal distance from the country's two main urban centres, Athens and Salonica. Built at the innermost point of the Pagasetic Gulf and at the foot of Mount Pelion, it is the only outlet towards the sea from Thessaly, the country's largest agricultural region.

A combination of the knowledge and skills of the craftsmen of Mt. Pelion, the labour force of Thessaly and investment from the major centres of the Greek diaspora has enabled the city to develop into an important industrial centre with the third largest port in the country. The economy of the city is based on manufacturing, trade, services and tourism.

Volos is developing into a dynamic European city with a new and modern university, an active cultural life, and varied opportunities for leisure and entertainment.





Copyright Seed, University of Thessaly, 2010.