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Volos  (Βόλος)
Volos Promenande
Volos Promenande
Location
Coordinates 39°22′N 22°56′E / 39.367, 22.933Coordinates: 39°22′N 22°56′E / 39.367, 22.933
Time zone: EET/EEST (UTC+2/3)
Elevation (min-max): 0 - 5 m (0 - 16 ft)
Government
Country: Greece
Periphery: Thessaly
Prefecture: Magnesia
Mayor: Alexandros Voulgaris
Population statistics (as of 2001[2])
City Proper
 - Population: 82,439
 - Area:[3] 27.678 km² (11 sq mi)
 - Density: 2,979 /km² (7,714 /sq mi)
Codes
Postal codes: 38x xx
Area codes: 24210
License plate codes: ΒΟ
Website
www.volos-city.gr

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Overview

Built at the innermost point of the Pagasetic Gulf and at the foot of Mount Pilio or Pelion (the land of the Centaurs), Volos is the only outlet towards the sea from Thessaly, the country's largest agricultural region. With a population of around 83,000 it is an important industrial centre, while its port provides a bridge between Europe, the Middle East and Asia. Volos is the third of the major commercial ports of Greece, but also gains much traffic because it is connected by ferries as well as by hydrofoils with the nearby Sporades Islands, which includes Skiathos, Skopelos and Alonissos. Moreover there are connections to Limnos, Lesvos, Chios and Skyros. Map Categories: Greece geography stubs | Mediterranean | Seas ... Pelion (Lat: 39°26 N - Long: 023°03 E) is a mountain at the southeastern part of Thessaly in central Greece, forming a hook-like peninsula between the Pagasetic Gulf and the Aegean Sea. ... It may have been generated by a computer or by a translator with limited proficiency in English or the original language. ... See also centaur (planetoid), Centaur (rocket stage) Guido Reni, Abduction of Deianira, 1620-21 In Greek mythology, the centaurs (Greek: Κένταυροι) are a race part human and part horse, with a horses body and a human head and torso (illustration, right). ... Map showing Thessaly periphery in Greece Thessaly (Θεσσαλια; modern Greek Thessalía; see also List of traditional Greek place names) is one of the 13 peripheries of Greece, and is further sub-divided into 4 prefectures. ... For other uses, see Europe (disambiguation). ... A map showing countries commonly considered to be part of the Middle East The Middle East is a region comprising the lands around the southern and eastern parts of the Mediterranean Sea, a territory that extends from the eastern Mediterranean Sea to the Persian Gulf. ... For other uses, see Asia (disambiguation). ... This is a list of some of the 3000 islands of Greece: Chrysi Crete Dia Euboea Gavdos Koufonisi Ydra The Cyclades Amorgos Anafi Andros Antiparos Anydro Delos Donoussa Folegandros Gyaros Ios Irakleia Kea Keros Kimolos Kithnos Makronisos Milos Mykonos (Mikonos) Naxos Paros Pholegandros Santorini (also called Thira) Serifos Sifnos Sikinos... Skiathos (Greek: Σκιάθος), Latin forms: Sciathos and Sciathus is a city and a small island in the Aegean Sea belonging to Greece. ... Skopelos (Greek: Σκόπελος) is a Greek island in the western Aegean sea. ... Alonissos, Alonisos or Alonnisos (Greek: Αλόννησος) is an island, a village and a municipality located in the eastern part of the Sporades and the southern part of the island. ... Lemnos (mod. ... Lesbos (Λέσβος) is a prefecture of Greece, part of the periphery North Aegean. ... Chios (Greek: , alternative transliterations Khios and Hios), is the fifth largest of the Greek islands, situated in the Aegean Sea seven kilometres (five miles) off the Turkish coast. ... Skyros (Greek: Σκύρος) is the southernmost island of the Sporades, a Greek archipelago in the Aegean Sea. ...


Volos is the most recent of the Greek port cities, with a remarkably large proportion of modern buildings, erected in the wake of the catastrophic earthquakes of 1955. It includes the municipalities of Volos, Nea Ionia and Iolkos, as well as smaller suburban communities. The economy of the city is based on manufacturing, trade, services and tourism. It is a city full of energy, equipped with contemporary infrastructures. Home to the University of Thessaly, one of the most important of the country, it has all the necessary facilities in terms of accommodation and organization of conferences, exhibitions and major cultural and scientific events not to mention its international-level sporting amenities. Year 1955 (MCMLV) was a common year starting on Saturday (link displays the 1955 Gregorian calendar). ... A municipality is an administrative entity composed of a clearly defined territory and its population and commonly referring to a city, town, or village, or a small grouping of them. ... Bold text New Ionia of Magnesia this was a small core of Iones. ... Iolcos (also known as Iolkos or Iolcus, Greek: Ιώλκος) was an ancient city in Thessaly, central-eastern Greece (near the modern city of Volos). ... Illustration of the backyards of a surburban neighbourhood Suburbs are inhabited districts located either on the outer rim of a city or outside the official limits of a city (the term varies from country to country), or the outer elements of a conurbation. ... The University of Thessaly (greek: Πανεπιστήμιο Θεσσαλίας) was founded in 1984. ...


Volos participated in the Olympic Games and as an Olympic City it acquired international experience and together with the other Olympic Cities it defined worldwide the new face of contemporary Greece. Noteworthy are the continuous athletic events that the city held like the European Gymnastics Championship in 2006 and the World Pool Championship. Volos will host the Mediterranean Games of 2013.[1] The five Olympic rings were designed in 1913, adopted in 1914 and debuted at the Games at Antwerp, 1920. ... The Mediterranean Games are a multi-sport games held every four years for nations bordering the Mediterranean Sea. ... 2013 (MMXIII) will be a common year starting on Tuesday of the Gregorian calendar. ...


History

Antiquity

Further information: Ancient Greece and Hellenistic Greece

Modern Volos is built on the area of the ancient cities of Demetrias, Pagasae and Iolkos. Demetrias was established by Demetrius Poliorcetes, King of Macedonia. Iolkos or Iolcos or Iolcus was the homeland of hero Jason who boarded the ship Argo accompanied by the Argonauts and sailed in the quest for the Golden Fleece to Colchis. To the west of Volos there are the Neolithic settlements of Dimini with a ruined acropolis, walls and two beehive tombs dated between 4000-1200 BC and Sesklo with the remains of the oldest acropolis in Greece (6000 BC), as well as the foundations of a palace and mansions, among the most typical examples of Neolithic civilisation. The term ancient Greece refers to the period of Greek history in Classical Antiquity, lasting ca. ... The Hellenistic period of Greek history was the period between the death of Alexander the Great in 323 BC and the annexation of the Greek peninsula and islands by Rome in 146 BC. Although the establishment of Roman rule did not break the continuity of Hellenistic society and culture, which... Demetrias (sometimes spelled Dimitrias): Ancient city in Magnesia (east central Greece), near the modern city of Volos. ... Pagasae was an ancient city in Magnesia (east central Greece), now a suburb of the modern city of Volos. ... Iolcos (also known as Iolkos or Iolcus, Greek: Ιώλκος) was an ancient city in Thessaly, central-eastern Greece (near the modern city of Volos). ... Demetrius I (337-283 BC), surnamed Poliorcetes (Besieger), son of Antigonus I of Macedon and Stratonice was a king of Macedon ( 294 - 288 BC) . He belonged to the Antigonid dynasty. ... Iolcos (also known as Iolkos or Iolcus, Greek: Ιώλκος) was an ancient city in Thessaly, central-eastern Greece (near the modern city of Volos). ... This article is about the hero from Greek mythology. ... The Argo, painting by Lorenzo Costa In Greek mythology, the Argo was the ship on which Jason and the Argonauts sailed from Iolcus to retrieve the Golden Fleece. ... The Argo, by Lorenzo Costa In Greek mythology, the Argonauts (Ancient Greek: ) were a band of heroes who, in the years before the Trojan War, accompanied Jason to Colchis in his quest for the Golden Fleece. ... Jason returns with the golden Fleece on an Apulian red-figure calyx krater, ca. ... In ancient geography, Colchis (sometimes spelled also as Kolchis) (Greek: Κολχίς, kŏl´kĬs; Georgian: კოლხეთი, Kolkheti) was a nearly triangular district in Caucasus. ... Dimini (Greek: Διμήνι), older forms: Diminio and Diminion was a village nearby the city of Volos, in Thessaly (central Greece), in the prefecture of Magnesia. ... Sesklo, rarely Sesclo (Greek: Σέσκλο) was a village nearby the city of Volos, in Thessaly (central Greece), in the prefecture of Magnesia. ... An array of Neolithic artifacts, including bracelets, axe heads, chisels, and polishing tools. ...


Byzantine Era

Further information: Byzantine Greece

According to a Byzantine historian of the 14th century Volos was called "Golos". The most widely accepted theory for the derivation of the city's name is that Volos is a corruption of the Mycenaean Iolkos, which was distorted through the ages to "Golkos", then "Golos" and subsequently "Volos". Others claim that it originates from Folos, who according to mythology was a wealthy landlord of the region. Byzantine Empire (Greek: Βυζαντινή Αυτοκρατορία) is the term conventionally used since the 19th century to describe the Greek-speaking Roman Empire during the Middle Ages, centered at its capital in Constantinople. ... Byzantine redirects here. ... Mycenaean Greece, the last phase of the Bronze Age in ancient Greece, is the historical setting of the epics of Homer and much other Greek mythology. ... Iolcos (also known as Iolkos or Iolcus, Greek: Ιώλκος) was an ancient city in Thessaly, central-eastern Greece (near the modern city of Volos). ...


Modern Volos

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Volos Dimitriados Street on 1901 , in cardpostal of the era

Volos is a relatively new city, that began growing in the mid 19th century where an insignificant Turkish hamlet used to be. Based on evidence, it has been established that the town first started in 1841. One of the first inhabitants of the new town of Volos was a man from Epirus named Nicolaos Gatsos. According to travellers of that time he built the first house in what today is called Volos. The area of the castle was named Golos by both the Turks and Christians, while Ano Volos was named Gkolos althought some scholars named it Kastria of Volos. In 1830 Koumas referred to it as Iolkos. Some also referred to it as Nea Demetrias after ancient Demetrias. The name Epirus, from the Greek Ήπειρος meaning continent may refer to: // Epirus (region) - a historical and geographical region of the southwestern Balkans, straddling modern Greece and Albania Epirus (periphery) - one of the thirteen peripheries (administrative divisions) of Greece. ... This article is about the religous people known as Christians. ... Jason Koumas (born September 25, 1979 in Wrexham) is a professional football player for Premier League outfit Wigan Athletic. ... Iolcos (also known as Iolkos or Iolcus, Greek: Ιώλκος) was an ancient city in Thessaly, central-eastern Greece (near the modern city of Volos). ... Demetrias (sometimes spelled Dimitrias): Ancient city in Magnesia (east central Greece), near the modern city of Volos. ...


In 1858 the town had just 80 houses, most of which were along the water front, which was then where the Iasonos Street is today. After its annexation to Greece from the Ottoman Empire in 1881, it had a population of only 4,900 but rapidly grew within the next 4 decades. Merchants, businessmen, craftsmen and sailors moved to Volos from the surrounding area. In the 1920s there was a large influx of refugees in Volos, especially from Ionia, but also from Pontus, Cappadocia and Eastern Thrace. In the 1920 census, Volos had 30,046 inhabitants but according to the 1928 census, its population had grown to 47,892. In detail: Volos had a total population of 41,706 and the refugees of the "Asia Minor Catastrophe" were 6,779 (percentage of refugees in Volos 16.25%). In the Nea Ionia district, the total population was 6,186 and the refugees were 5,166 (percentage of refugees in the district of New Ionia 83.51%). Thus the total number of refugees in the Municipality of Pagasses (Volos and Nea Ionia) was: 11,945 and the percentage of refugees in the Municipality of Pagasses (Volos and Nea Ionia) was: 24,94%. Ottoman redirects here. ... Location of Ionia Ionia (Greek Ιωνία; see also list of traditional Greek place names) was an ancient region of southwestern coastal Anatolia (in present-day Turkey, the region nearest Ä°zmir,) on the Aegean Sea. ... Traditional rural Pontic house A man in traditional clothes from Trabzon, illustration Pontus is the name which was applied, in ancient times, to extensive tracts of country in the northeast of Asia Minor (modern Turkey) bordering on the Euxine (Black Sea), which was often called simply Pontos (the main), by... For other uses, see Cappadocia (disambiguation). ... Thracian Tomb of Kazanlak  Thrace (Bulgarian: , Greek: , Attic Greek: ThrāíkÄ“ or ThrēíkÄ“, Latin: , Turkish: ) is a historical and geographic area in southeast Europe. ... Combatants Greece Turkish Revolutionaries Commanders Ali Fethi Okyar, Ismet Inonu, Mustafa Kemal Strength Casualties The Greco–Turkish War of 1919–1922, also called the War in Asia Minor, and (in Turkey) a part of the Turkish War of Independence, was a war between Greece and Turkey fought in the wake... Nea Ionia is a town in Thessaly, Greece. ...


The development of the city was closely connected with the establishment of the industrial estate, the upgrading of the port and the growth of tourism due to the geographical position of Volos near scenic Mt. Pelion (home of Chiron the Centaur) and the beautiful beaches of Magnesia prefecture, especially those of the Northern Sporades islands. The city has been linked with various social and other movements in the past, such as the early teaching of Dimotiki by A. Delmouzos in the early 20th century (when Katharevousa was the officially sanctioned version). The city is well known for its assortment of mezedes and a clear, alcoholic beverage called tsipouro. An industrial park is an area of land set aside for industrial development. ... Topics of Greece Culture - Education Geography - History - Politics Greece Portal Greece attracts well over 16 million tourists a year contributing 15% of the Gross Domestic Product (GDP) of the nations Economy. ... It may have been generated by a computer or by a translator with limited proficiency in English or the original language. ... Chiron and Achilles In Greek mythology, Chiron (hand) — sometimes transliterated Cheiron or rarely Kiron — was held as the superlative centaur among his brethren. ... In Greek mythology, the Centaurs (Greek: Κένταυροι) are a race of creatures composed of part human and part horse. ... This article or section does not cite any references or sources. ... This is a list of some of the 3000 islands of Greece: Chrysi Crete Dia Euboea Gavdos Koufonisi Ydra The Cyclades Amorgos Anafi Andros Antiparos Anydro Delos Donoussa Folegandros Gyaros Ios Irakleia Kea Keros Kimolos Kithnos Makronisos Milos Mykonos (Mikonos) Naxos Paros Pholegandros Santorini (also called Thira) Serifos Sifnos Sikinos... Tsipouro (Greek: Τσίπουρο) is a distilled alcoholic beverage, more precisely a pomace brandy, from Greece and in particular Thessaly, Epirus, Macedonia, and the island of Crete, where the same spirit with a stronger aroma is known as tsikoudia. ...


A street in the Russian sister city, Rostov-on-Don, bears a name Улица Греческого Города Волос (Street of the Greek City of Volos), weaving through a picturesque mix of early XX-century buildings with characteristic inner yards, tiered balconies and open iron stairs that give the old Rostov its characteristic Mediterranean-like look. The Mediterranean Sea is an intercontinental sea positioned between Europe to the north, Africa to the south and Asia to the east, covering an approximate area of 2. ...


Regional relations

There is an on-going rivalry between Volos and the city of Larisa up the road. The favorite joke in Volos is, 'What is the most noteworthy monument in Larisa? The road sign that indicates to Volos..." Volos prides itself as being more cultured and pleasant to live in. Larisa is the capital of Thessalie. Alternative meanings: Larissa in mythology was a daughter of Pelasgus; Larrissa is a moon of Neptune; 1162 Larissa is an asteroid; Larissa is also a first name. ...


Geography

Volos, which is the administrative center of Magnesia perfecture, is comprised of three major municipalities, Municipality of Volos, Nea Ionia and Iolkos. The geoographical coordinates of Volos are as follows: the Latitude of the city is 39°21'38.83"N while the longitude is 22°56'57.26"E. Many of the city domains are separated through natural barricades, such as rivers. This article or section does not cite any references or sources. ...


Three main rivers/mountain torrents all rise from mount Pelion (1651m), crossing the city creating a unigue urban geography, before ending in Pagasetic Gulf flowing west. The Anavros river, famous for Jason's pass, divides Nea Demetriada district from the rest of the urban area. Krausidonas is the major river passing through the city, and constitutes the natural lung of the urbanized area of Volos, as well as the boundary between the major municipalities of the metropolitan city, the municipalities of Volos and Nea Ionia. Xirias (Ξηριάς:in Greek), is the largest torrent of the metropolitan urban area of Volos, and passes through Nea Ionia Municipal area. It may have been generated by a computer or by a translator with limited proficiency in English or the original language. ... Map Categories: Greece geography stubs | Mediterranean | Seas ... The River Anavros (or Anauros or Anaurus) is a small stream near the ancient city of Iolkos (modern-day Volos), flowing from Mount Pelion into the Pagasetic Gulf. ... This article is about the hero from Greek mythology. ... The Krausidon, Greek: Κραυσίδων, with a length of 12 km, the longest torrent that runs solely in the interior of the Volos. ... There is also Nea Ionia in the prefecture of Magnesia Nea Ionia (meaning New Ionia) is a northern suburb of Athens, Greece. ...


Of great importance for the biological diversity in the area and the preservation of its climate, is the swamp of Mpourmpoulithra a wide aquatic ecosystem, located west of the city center at Neapoli district. The main feature of the wetland, is the apparent rarity of its survival in a densely populated urban area and among port facilities, and its significant level of biodiversity, with over 100 species observed, by the established watch tower of the Ecological Initiative of Magnesia. Today as the port is expanded, a new threat rises for the river delta at the northern part of the Pagasetic Gulf affecting its richness in flora and fauna. View of the swamp Mpourmpoulithra is a wetland located in the Neapoli district, west of Volos, Magnesia, Greece that is important for its biological diversity. ... An estuary mouth and coastal waters, part of an aquatic ecosystem. ... Map Categories: Greece geography stubs | Mediterranean | Seas ...


The city boundary at its south-east corner, is considered to be one of the main foothills of Mount Pelion, the hill of Goritsa, which separates the city from Agria. The paleolithic settlement on the top, is today a place for recreational activities. It may have been generated by a computer or by a translator with limited proficiency in English or the original language. ... Agria is a small coastal village in Greece (Magnesia) on the Pelion peninsula about 7 km from Volos. ... // The Paleolithic is a prehistoric era distinguished by the development of stone tools. ...


Climate

Climate graph of Volos

Volos as a Mediterranean city has a typical climate of neither very high nor extremely low temperatures during the year. Volos has a climate with low humidity that is favorable for all kinds of activities. Pelion mountain with its microclimatic conditions affects the city's weather. The following graph illustrates the climatic conditions of Volos. Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... The Mediterranean Sea is an intercontinental sea positioned between Europe to the north, Africa to the south and Asia to the east, covering an approximate area of 2. ... It may have been generated by a computer or by a translator with limited proficiency in English or the original language. ...


Natural disasters

As generally Greece is considered an area suffering from earthquakes, Volos could not be excluded. Several earthquakes left their traits in various domains of city's life from urban planning to house design. The most well-known and devastating one happened in 1954-1955 and nearly demolished the whole city including all its momentous neoclassical buildings. Later the same year a flood come to completely destroy what was mentioned until today as the urban miracle of later Greece. Year 1954 (MCMLIV) was a common year (link will display full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1955 (MCMLV) was a common year starting on Saturday (link displays the 1955 Gregorian calendar). ...


The city of Volos was flooded on October 10, 2006, one of the prefecture's worst recorded floods. The flood devastated crops and groves and many homes. A railroad bridge connecting Volos and Larissa collapsed when the central stone support was ruined by a combination of rocks, mud and debris carried by a swollen river. Almost one fifth of the city faced severe mudslides.


Urban Plan

Panoramic view of Volos in 2004

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Architecture

The architectural and urban-planning character of Volos is achieved by the layouts of streets and squares, the neighborhood, the imposing neoclassical buildings, the aged industrial edifices, a number of green oases, and of course by the presence of sea and harbor. These elements combined give Volos its atmosphere and individuality, which makes it one of the most beautiful Greek cities. The current urban plan of Volos was fundamentally formed in 1882, shortly after the liberation of the city and was much influenced by concepts of neoclassical town planning. The plan connected the two city-centers (The Castle and Nea Magazia) along a simple axis. However it was somewhat limited given the development possibilities of the city. The arrival of the refugees in 1922 and the earthquakes of 1955 gave Volos its present form. The Cathedral of Vilnius (1783), by Laurynas Gucevičius. ... Global earthquake epicenters, 1963–1998. ...


Nea Magazia

Nea Magazia begun to be built in 1841 on the basis of geometrically designed plan. Characteristics of the plan are the road axis parallel to the shore, along which developed shops and dwellings. Some central road axes are today Dimitriados street, Iasonos Street, K. Kartali Street, Iolkou Street and Ermou street.


Neoclassical buildings

The development of the new city coincided with the flourishing of neoclassicism. Public buildings conformed the style and prestigious private buildings belonging to prosperous merchants were particularly sophisticated. Typical examples are:

  • The 3-storeyed Hotel de France, with its impressive decorative murals (1894, Iasonos and K. Kartali Street)
  • The National Bank, formerly the Epirothessalian Bank(1895)
  • The Athens Bank (1903, today the library of University of Thessaly)
  • The Achilllopouleion Hospital (1901)
  • The Archaeological Museum of Volos, Athanasakeio (1909)
  • The Agricultural Bank (1909, formerly the Kosmadopoulos Bank)
  • The Cinetheater Achillion, (1925)
  • The Aegli Hotel, (1927), designed by Kassiopoulos
  • The Building of the Air-force High officials Club near Agios Konstantinos Park, believed that it was designed by Le Corbusier
  • The Bank of Greece (1935)
  • The Averofeian courts of Justice
  • The family houses of Kartalis, Glavanis, Kastemis, Saratsis
  • The Sarafopoulos Mansion (1927), today the Volos Club
  • The well preserved Regas house and its singular decorative murals, today the Lyceum of Greek women.

1894 (MDCCCXCIV) was a common year starting on Monday (see link for calendar). ... Year 1895 (MDCCCXCV) was a common year starting on Tuesday (link will display full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar (or a common year starting on Sunday of the 12-day-slower Julian calendar). ... The University of Thessaly (greek: Πανεπιστήμιο Θεσσαλίας) was founded in 1984. ... Year 1901 (MCMI) was a common year starting on Tuesday (link will display calendar) of the Gregorian calendar (or a common year starting on Monday [1] of the 13-day-slower Julian calendar). ... The museum currently houses some exquisite finds from archaeological excavations in Thessaly, that commenced at the beginning of the 20th century and have continued up to the present day. ... Year 1909 (MCMIX) was a common year starting on Friday (link will display full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar (or a common year starting on Thursday of the 13-day-slower Julian calendar). ... Year 1909 (MCMIX) was a common year starting on Friday (link will display full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar (or a common year starting on Thursday of the 13-day-slower Julian calendar). ... Charles-Edouard Jeanneret, who chose to be known as Le Corbusier (October 6, 1887 – August 27, 1965), was a Swiss-born architect and writer, who is famous for his contributions to what now is called Modern Architecture. ... Not to be confused with the National Bank of Greece. ...

Industrial buildings

The factories and the tobacco warehouses constitute noteworthy architectural examples of the industrial acme of the city towards the end of the 19th century and particularly the first half of the 20th century. They are mainly centered on the railway and the harbour, but also within the fabric of the city. Their construction and design was often undertaken by well-known architects and engineers from Europe. Many of them survived to this day having been restored and changed function. Outstanding among them are the Stamatopoulos engine-works(1883), the Glavani-Kazazi factory (1896), the Papageorgiou textile workshop (1905), the Mortzoukou textile workshop (1908), the Adamopoulos cotton industry plant (1908, today a gymnasium), the Papagianopoulos steel works (1909), the Volos Electricity Company Plant (1911 today the music theater centre of Volos), the Tsalapatas brickworks factory (1925, today the National museum of Industrial Archeology), the Etmektzoglou silkworks (1926, today the Silk Museum), the Spirer Tobacco warehouse (1926 home of the Drury University Center), the Styxnokarpos Factory (1929), the Papastratos Tobacco warehouse, the Matsangos Tobacco warehouse among many others. Alternative meaning: Nineteenth Century (periodical) (18th century — 19th century — 20th century — more centuries) As a means of recording the passage of time, the 19th century was that century which lasted from 1801-1900 in the sense of the Gregorian calendar. ... (19th century - 20th century - 21st century - more centuries) Decades: 1900s 1910s 1920s 1930s 1940s 1950s 1960s 1970s 1980s 1990s As a means of recording the passage of time, the 20th century was that century which lasted from 1901–2000 in the sense of the Gregorian calendar (1900–1999... For other uses, see Europe (disambiguation). ... Year 1883 (MDCCCLXXXIII) was a common year starting on Monday (link will display the full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar (or a common year starting on Saturday of the 12-day slower Julian calendar). ... Year 1896 (MDCCCXCVI) was a leap year starting on Wednesday (link will display calendar). ... For other uses, see 1905 (disambiguation). ... 1908 (MCMVIII) was a leap year starting on Wednesday (link will display the full calendar). ... 1908 (MCMVIII) was a leap year starting on Wednesday (link will display the full calendar). ... Year 1909 (MCMIX) was a common year starting on Friday (link will display full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar (or a common year starting on Thursday of the 13-day-slower Julian calendar). ... Year 1911 (MCMXI) was a common year starting on Sunday (link will display the full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar (or a common year starting on Saturday of the 13-day-slower Julian calendar). ... Year 1925 (MCMXXV) was a common year starting on Thursday (link will display the full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1926 (MCMXXVI) was a common year starting on Friday (link will display the full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... Drury University is a private liberal arts college in Springfield, Missouri. ... Shredded tobacco leaf for pipe smoking Tobacco can also be pressed into plugs and sliced into flakes Tobacco is an agricultural product processed from the fresh leaves of plants in the genus Nicotiana. ...


Nea Ionia Refugee settlement

The history of Nea Ionia, Magnesia is linked with the Asia Minor disaster, the torching of Smyrna and the diplacement of 2,000,000 People from their wealthy family home. In late February of 1924 the refugee houses were erected on the arid land of Xirokambos. These were known as Tetragona or Squares and formed the Volos refugee settlement. The summer of 1925 the first houses were reality and they were called Tsimedenia being built at the west end of the central square and a few years later the Petrina appeared further west. Together with Tzamaliotica and Germanica houses at the east makes the atmosphere of the settlement alive until today. Many of those houses have still their original appearance while some of them are rebuilt with changed functions (Municipal uses). There is a plan to rebuild the area around the central square with other uses than today. Nea Ionia is a town in Thessaly, Greece. ... Anatolia (Greek: ανατολη anatole, rising of the sun or East; compare Orient and Levant, by popular etymology Turkish Anadolu to ana mother and dolu filled), also called by the Latin name of Asia Minor, is a region of Southwest Asia which corresponds today to... Smyrna (Greek: Σμύρνη) is an ancient city (today Ä°zmir in Turkey) that was founded at a very early period at a central and strategic point on the Aegean coast of Anatolia. ... In general terms, the climate of a locale or region is said to be arid when it is characterized by a severe lack of available water, to the extent of hindering or even preventing the growth and development of plant and animal life. ...


Demographics

Volos is a relatively new city, and according to the statistics, its growth was launched in 1881 when the area became part of the former Greek Kingdom. During this time the city had a population of around 4,000 citizens, mostly distributed around the old castle city (Palaia District today). Since then the city has multiplied its population, reaching today an overall population of approximately 200,000, including permanent and temporary citizens, as well as University students. Year 1881 (MDCCCLXXXI) was a common year starting on Saturday (link will display the full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar (or a common year starting on Thursday of the 12-day slower Julian calendar). ... Country Italy Region Tuscany Province Province of Pisa (PI) Mayor Elevation 240 m Area 73. ...


A large proportion of the population (today, around 34% of the total) derives from the refugee population, established in the area at 1924, while another population group almost 30% are the internal immigrants of Thessaly, whose stablishment began in 1890 and riched its peak in the late 70s. The remaining population is mainly from Pelion and Almyros county, as well as from the rest of Greece. There is a significant number of Europeans that lived and lives today in the city. For the rap album, see 1924 (album). ... Map showing Thessaly periphery in Greece Thessaly (Θεσσαλια; modern Greek Thessalía; see also List of traditional Greek place names) is one of the 13 peripheries of Greece, and is further sub-divided into 4 prefectures. ... Year 1890 (MDCCCXC) was a common year starting on Wednesday (link will display the full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar (or a common year starting on Monday of the Julian calendar). ... It may have been generated by a computer or by a translator with limited proficiency in English or the original language. ... Almyros, (Greek: Αλμυρός) which means salty in the Greek language, is the capital town of the homonymous province of the prefecture of Magnesia, periphery of Thessaly, Greece. ...


The city represents a fully urbanized Greek city with a large population in tertiary employment 52%, 42% in the secondary and less than 6% in primary employment. Volos today attracts more than 65% of Magnesia's perfectural population. This article or section does not cite any references or sources. ...


Historical population

Year Population Change Metropolitan population
1981 71,378 - 103,000
1991 77,192 +5,814/+8.14% 120,000
2001 82,439 +5,247/+6.79% 150,000

Year 1981 (MCMLXXXI) was a common year starting on Thursday (link displays the 1981 Gregorian calendar). ... Year 1991 (MCMXCI) was a common year starting on Tuesday (link will display the 1991 Gregorian calendar). ... Year 2001 (MMI) was a common year starting on Monday (link displays the 2001 Gregorian calendar). ...

Economy

The active population of the city is measured at 53,791. Volos hosts the CERETETH CE.RE.TE.TH, in Greek, Κ.Ε.Τ.Ε.Α.Θ The CEnter for REsearch and TEchnology THessaly (CE.RE.TE.TH), is a legal, non profit entity orgabized under the auspices of the General Secretariat for Research and Technology (GSRT), of the Greek Ministry of Development. ...


International Embassies

The city of Volos had always had a major role in the financial, economic, commercial and administrative matters of the region of Thessaly and Central Greece, due to the strategic position of the city's port, unique between Athens and Thessaloniki. As a result many investments occurred while several investors had a particular relationship with the city. Many countries of the West found it valuable to establish embassies in Volos in favor of those investments. Today the city hosts seven embassies including Map showing Thessaly periphery in Greece Thessaly (Θεσσαλια; modern Greek Thessalía; see also List of traditional Greek place names) is one of the 13 peripheries of Greece, and is further sub-divided into 4 prefectures. ... Central Greece (Greek: Στερεά Ελλάδα - Stereá Elláda) is one of the thirteen peripheries of Greece. ... This article is about the capital of Greece. ... Thessaloniki or Salonica (Greek: ) is Greeces second-largest city and the capital of Macedonia, the largest Region of Greece. ...

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Culture

Persons

Saint Constantine Church in Volos Promenande
Saint Constantine Church in Volos Promenande

Image File history File links Metadata Size of this preview: 800 × 600 pixelsFull resolution (3072 × 2304 pixel, file size: 2. ... Image File history File links Metadata Size of this preview: 800 × 600 pixelsFull resolution (3072 × 2304 pixel, file size: 2. ... For the architectural structure, see Church (building). ... This article is about the hero from Greek mythology. ... Peleus consigns Achilles to Chirons care, white-ground lekythos by the Edinburgh Painter, ca. ... There are very few or no other articles that link to this one. ... 1871 (MDCCCLXXI) was a common year starting on Sunday (see link for calendar). ... Year 1934 (MCMXXXIV) was a common year starting on Monday (link will display full 1934 calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... Giorgio de Chirico in 1936 photographed by Carl Van Vechten. ... For the toll-free telephone number see Toll-free telephone number Year 1888 (MDCCCLXXXVIII) was a leap year starting on Sunday (click on link for calendar) of the Gregorian calendar (or a leap year starting on Friday of the 12-day slower Julian calendar). ... Year 1978 (MCMLXXVIII) was a common year starting on Sunday (link displays the 1978 Gregorian calendar). ... Year 1910 (MCMX) was a common year starting on Saturday (link will display calendar) of the Gregorian calendar (or a common year starting on Friday [1] of the 13-day-slower Julian calendar). ... Year 1978 (MCMLXXVIII) was a common year starting on Sunday (link displays the 1978 Gregorian calendar). ... John Hadji Argyris (Greek: Ιωάννης Αργύρης; * 19. ... Year 1913 (MCMXIII) was a common year starting on Wednesday (link will display the full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar (or a common year starting on Tuesday of the 13-day-slower Julian calendar). ... Year 2004 (MMIV) was a leap year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Phaedon Gizikis (Greek: Φαίδων Γκιζίκης). Army officer and president of Greece (1973-1974) Born in 1917, Phaedon Gizikis was a career Greek army officer. ... 1917 (MCMXVII) was a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar (see link for calendar) or a common year starting on Tuesday of the 13-day slower Julian calendar (see: 1917 Julian calendar). ... This article is about the year. ... Evangelos Odysseas Papathanassiou better known as Vangelis (the g is pronounced as a hard g, as in get) (born March 29, 1943) is a world-renowned new age and electronic musician. ... Year 1943 (MCMXLIII) was a common year starting on Friday (the link will display full 1943 calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... Yorgos Foudoulis (born 1964) is a Greek classical guitarist and composer. ... Also Nintendo emulator: 1964 (emulator). ... Paraskevi Tsiamita (born March 10, 1972) is a former athlete from Greece who competed in long jump and triple jump. ... Year 1972 (MCMLXXII) was a leap year starting on Saturday (link will display full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... Olga Vasdeki (born September 26, 1973 in Volos) is a triple jumper from Greece. ... For the song by James Blunt, see 1973 (song). ... Elena Paparizou (Greek: ; born January 31, 1982) is a Greek singer, born and raised in Sweden. ... Year 1982 (MCMLXXXII) was a common year starting on Friday (link displays the 1982 Gregorian calendar). ...

Sports

Professional clubs

Water sport teams Olympiakos Volou FC is the biggest football club based in the city of Volos, Greece. ... Niki Volou FC is a Greek football club. ...

  • OEA NAB
  • NOBA
  • OYK
  • IOVATH

Other clubs

  • MOTOLEV
  • Shooting club of Volos
  • Volos aircooled club

Sites of interest

  • Archaeological site of Dimini
  • Archaeological site of Sesklo
  • Archaeological site of Demetrias
  • Archaeological site of Demetrias Aqueduct.
  • Goritsa Hill
  • Panthessaliko Stadium, Athens 2004 venue
  • The reconstruntion Ancient Ship ARGO
  • Anavros open-air Sculpture Gallery
  • Pelion Train[3]
  • Holy Trinity Church decorated by Gounaropoulos I. near city Hospital
  • The bank of Greece building
  • Cinetheater Achilleion building
  • Saint Constantine
  • Palaia District, the old city-castle

Museums and galleries

The museum currently houses some exquisite finds from archaeological excavations in Thessaly, that commenced at the beginning of the 20th century and have continued up to the present day. ... Nea Ionia is a town in Thessaly, Greece. ... Panthessaliko Stadium is a football stadium located at Volos, Greece. ...

Transportation

All land transportation reaches Volos, while the International Airport of Central Greece in Nea Anchialos links the city to international destinations, and the Port of Volos provides links to the islands, (mostly Sporades) as well as some places in Pilio. Central Greece (Greek: Στερεά Ελλάδα - Stereá Elláda) is one of the thirteen peripheries of Greece. ... To meet Wikipedias quality standards, this article or section may require cleanup. ... This is a list of some of the 3000 islands of Greece: Chrysi Crete Dia Euboea Gavdos Koufonisi Ydra The Cyclades Amorgos Anafi Andros Antiparos Anydro Delos Donoussa Folegandros Gyaros Ios Irakleia Kea Keros Kimolos Kithnos Makronisos Milos Mykonos (Mikonos) Naxos Paros Pholegandros Santorini (also called Thira) Serifos Sifnos Sikinos... Pelion (Lat: 39°26 N - Long: 023°03 E) is a mountain at the southeastern part of Thessaly in central Greece, forming a hook-like peninsula between the Pagasetic Gulf and the Aegean Sea. ...


Motorways

Volos is linked through the E75 Highway Axis of Greece (mostly known as PATHE) with the North and South Greece. Furthermore the Axis E65 will be the gateway to Western Greece and the port of Igoumenitsa through the plains of inner Thessaly. This part of the E65 motorway, will be completed within 2012. The E75 is part of the Trans European Road Network, which is a series of main roads in the European Union. ... This article or section does not cite any references or sources. ... Igoumenitsa (Greek: Ηγουμενίτσα) (Albanian: Gumenicë) is a coastal city in northwestern Greece. ... Map showing Thessaly periphery in Greece Thessaly (Θεσσαλια; modern Greek Thessalía; see also List of traditional Greek place names) is one of the 13 peripheries of Greece, and is further sub-divided into 4 prefectures. ...


Airport

The city of Volos along with the rest of Central Greece are linked to the other areas of Greece and Europe through the brand new International Airport of Central Greece in Nea Anchialos. It has the biggest air lane in Greece after Eleutherios Venizelos Airport and a capacity of 1,500 passengers per hour with parking for 10 big and 80 small aircraft. Every year more than 50,000 flights depart and arrive in the airport. For other uses, see Europe (disambiguation). ... International Airport Of Central Greece (Greek: ) known as Nea Anchialos, (Greek: ) (IATA: VOL, ICAO: LGBL), which began operation on February 1991, is the only civilian airport that serves the city of Volos, Lamia, Larisa, Trikala, Karditsa. ... To meet Wikipedias quality standards, this article or section may require cleanup. ...

  • International Airport of Central Greece
  • (Nea Anchialos)

International Airport Of Central Greece (Greek: ) known as Nea Anchialos, (Greek: ) (IATA: VOL, ICAO: LGBL), which began operation on February 1991, is the only civilian airport that serves the city of Volos, Lamia, Larisa, Trikala, Karditsa. ...

Railway

Volos rail staion in 2005
Volos rail staion in 2005

Volos Railway station building was built by Evaristo De Chirico soon after the liberation of central Greece. Today the station is still established in this picturesque 1884 building, which is somewhat reminiscent of an old stately home. The adjacent neoclassical building, built between 1900 and 1903 under Evaristo De Chirico, served as the administrative headquarters of the Thessaly Rail Co. Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ...


Today the city is served by direct lines to the rest of Greece and houses the main facilities for train reconstructions and services of Greece. The city is linked with Athens 12 times a day, to Thessaloniki 10 times a day and with Larissa 18 times a day. Volos is unusual in being the meeting place of railways of three different gauges. This article is about the capital of Greece. ... Thessaloniki or Salonica (Greek: ) is Greeces second-largest city and the capital of Macedonia, the largest Region of Greece. ...


Sister cities

Image File history File links This is a lossless scalable vector image. ... Le Mans is a city in France, located at the Sarthe River. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Russia. ... Central market and Church in Rostov. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Russia. ... Sochi (Russian: , IPA: [soʨɪ]) is a Russian resort city, situated in Krasnodar Krai just north of the southern Russian border. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Bulgaria. ... Pleven (Bulgarian: Плевен , known as Plevna in English in some historical documents) is the seventh most populated town in Bulgaria. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Serbia. ... Location in Serbia-Montenegro [[Image:|150px|center|Map of Serbia-Montenegro highlighting the settlement location]] General Information Mayor SaÅ¡a Radosavljević Land area  ? Population (2002 census) 77,808 (109,809 municipality) Population density (2002)  ? Coordinates [1] Area code +381 26 Subdivisions 27 settlements in the municipality License plate code SD... Not to be confused with Republika Srpska. ...

References

  1. ^ "Greece to host 2013 Mediterranean Games", ANA-MPA, www.ana.gr, 2007-10-28. Retrieved on 2007-10-28. 
  2. ^ PDF (875 KB) 2001 Census. National Statistical Service of Greece (ΕΣΥΕ). www.statistics.gr. Retrieved on 2007-10-30.
  3. ^ Basic Characteristics. Ministry of the Interior. www.ypes.gr. Retrieved on 2007-08-07.

Year 2007 (MMVII) is the current year, a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar and the AD/CE era in the 21st century. ... is the 301st day of the year (302nd in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2007 (MMVII) is the current year, a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar and the AD/CE era in the 21st century. ... is the 303rd day of the year (304th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2007 (MMVII) is the current year, a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar and the AD/CE era in the 21st century. ... is the 219th day of the year (220th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ...

External links

North: Iolkos
West: Nea Ionia Volos East: Agria
South: Pagasetic Gulf

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