Mythical Volos, Greece – More Than Just a Port City

Mythical Volos, located 320 km north of Athens, boasts a captivating aura of Greek mythology that includes the ancient birthplace of the race of the Centaurs and a church of the Virgin Mary called Panagia Tripa of Goritsa.

A visit to Volos, Greece may include tours of mansions and museums, the Volos Castle, and the Church of Agioi Konstantino.

Fantastic views of the city and the sea from the top of Goritsa Hill make of this city a mythical destination with lovely walking paths and seafood restaurants along the bay.

 

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A trek to the top of Goritsa Hill in eastern Volos must not be left out as eerie paths exude mythological mysteries of times past. Believed to be the birthplace of the Centaurs who were part man and part horse, the imagination can be carried away by stories of ancient times.

Walking paths up Goritsa Hill take you to the site of Zoodochos, the larger of 2 churches found at Goritsa Hill.

 

At the bottom of the hill lies the cave that is an ancient church called Panagia Tripa of Goritsa, believed to be the site of Jesus’ birth.

Visitors to Volos spend time near the seashore to taste delectable fresh sea food in one of many restaurants and take a stroll along Argonauts Avenue, a long time favorite place to wander or ride bikes along the seashore.

Volos is known as the loveliest and one of the largest and most prominent cities in Greece.

Also enjoyed by all who visit Velos is Agios Knonstantino Park, an early 1920’s park, a place for outdoor recreation and enjoyment of the statues of mythological gods and goddesses.

A visit to this very prominent port city should also include a tour of Volos Castle that once served as a center for building ships in the 1930’s and the 1936 architectural landmark, the Church of Agioi Konstantino and Eleni.

 

The lovely sea port city of Volos is visited by students and tourists from all over the world.

It continues to hold a mystical fascination for it’s history of Greek mythology and ancient beliefs of the race of the Centaurs. The mansions, museums and churches have long been famous for their rich architectural design and the sea shore is a place of peace and beauty.

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3 Responses to Mythical Volos, Greece – More Than Just a Port City

  1. Nick Christoforidis October 6, 2013 at 12:49 pm #

    A good article about Volos but i think there are many others things to present about this city that people will find it really interesting.

  2. Sonya October 7, 2013 at 8:56 pm #

    Port cities always have a certain charm. Volos looks another lovely port city to explore.

  3. Rebecca October 8, 2013 at 3:48 pm #

    Greece may have its problems but lets hope tourism doesn’t die complexly