Since prehistoric times Volos has been one of the most important strategic points in the whole Mediterranean, an importance attested to by the many notable civilizations that settled here.

The Port of Volos enjoys the advantage of being the gateway to the sea for a rich and well-developed hinterland with 2 million inhabitants. It enjoys excellent infrastructure, and is the European's Union closest gateway to Turkey as well as to the countries in the Black Sea region. Additionally, Volos is the main point of departure linking mainland Greece with the North Sporades Islands, Evoia, Mytilene, the eastern Aegean and the Cyclades Islands.

The port and the city of Volos lie close to the oldest, most important and fully excavated settlements from the Neolithic era in Europe: Dimini and Sesclos, also lie over the traces of the three important ancient cities: Iolkos, Pagases and Dimitriada. A short distance from the centre of Volos lies the ancient city of Feres.

Nearby, the mountain Pelion appears green and imposing, with its many picturesque villages,twenty-four in total, with multi-storied houses with coloured slated roofs. Pelion offers its hospitality for year-round vacations. A two hour drive from Volos and Meteora is the famous forest of stones where up to 24 historic monasteries are still inhabited.

The port of Volos was the starting point of the greatest nautical adventure in ancient mythology, Jason and the Argonaut's expedition, which played a vital role in the development of the modern world.

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