Volos, is a city of Thessaly, in Magnesia, built on the gulf of the Pagasitic Gulf, at the foot of Pelion and at the site of ancient Iolkos.
It is one of the largest and most beautiful Greek cities, equidistant from Athens and Thessaloniki and one of the most important ports in the country.
The port of Volos is connected by coast with the islands, while the National Airport of Nea Anchialos connects the city by air with destinations in Greece and abroad.
A rental car from Imperial Car Rental Volos will prove to be extremely useful for exploring the area.
In ancient Magnesia the earliest settlements of the Hellenic area are located, from 8,000 BC. and the most important Neolithic positions of the Balkans, with uninterrupted cultural presence to date.
In the Mycenaean period Iolkos is founded, the base for the famous Argonauts campaign.
In the 6th century BC, Pagashes flourished in 293 BC. the Macedonian king Demetrios the Poliorkethe founded Demetriada, uniting the Pagasis with neighboring villages in 197 BC, occupied by the Romans but still booming, but declining at the end of the 6th century due to Slavic raids and attacks by Saracen pirates.
The name Volos dates back to the 14th century.
During the Ottoman rule, the activity was transferred to Ano Volos and Pelion, which, from the 17th century until the Greek Revolution of 1821, evolved into a major industrial and spiritual center of Greece, was liberated from the Turkish yoke in 1881 and began to grow rapidly.
Its location in the center of Greece, its abundance of raw materials and its developed industry have made it a great economic and cultural center of the country.
The Italian-German occupation during the Second World War broke off its development, but it continued leaps and bounds after liberation.
Today Volos is one of the most dynamic Greek cities worth exploring by renting a car from Imperial Car Rental Volos.
Start from the center of Volos, stroll down to its endless pedestrian beach, filled with cafes, bars, historic buildings and the famous tsipourodias, the necessary points of visit to the city.
Discover its distinct identity with 52 industrial buildings that have become multi-storey, museums, exhibitions and shopping centers.
See Argo, the sculpted trademark of Volos, the imposing building of Papastratos, Anavros with the outdoor sculptures, the neoclassical building of the Bank of Greece, the Achilleion cinema.
With the comfort of the Imperial Car Rental, visit the Agios Konstantinos Park with its homonymous temple, Volos Castle, built in the 6th century, important Mycenaean places and the Roman Baths in the Old Town, the historic quarter of the city, the House with the Triantaphyllos, where the painter Chrysoula Zogia, the Railway Station, the architectural masterpiece of Evaristo de Chirico, the father of the painter Giorgio de Chirico, the Riga Feraios square with the impressive City Hall and the Municipal Theater with the largest scene of the Balkans, the wooded hill Goritsa with the church on top and a panoramic view of the city, the Virgin of Hole, built in a cave by the sea.
Visit the Museum of the City of Volos, the Amazing Archaeological Museum, the "Giorgio de Chirico" Art Center, the Museum of Industrial History at the Tsalapatas factory in Palea, the Entomological Museum, the Typographical Museum, the Railway Museum.
Located a stone's throw from Volos, discover the prehistoric settlements of 7,000 BC in Dimini and Sesklo, ancient Dimitriada and, thanks to the ease of the car rental of Imperial Car Rental Volos, you can visit picturesque seaside settlements such as Almyros beach, Nea Agchialos, Agria, Kato Lechonia, Kato Gatzea, Kala Nera.
Going up to the mythical mountain Pelion, the mountain of the Centaurs, Makrinitsa and Portaria are the first villages you meet, beautiful, with a magnificent view of the city.
Continue exploring the dozens of mountainous or seaside traditional settlements with the unique Pelion architecture.
The scenic villages of Hania, Zagora, Horefto, Kissos, Agios Ioannis, Tsagarada, Mylopotamos, Vyzitsa, Milies, Horto, Trikeri will enchant you, completing your unforgettable trip to Volos with the comfort offered by car rental Imperial Car Rental Volos.