Volos

Greece

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Cruises to Volos

Step into the bustling city of Volos, one of Greece's largest cities and top tourist destinations. Located at the northern end of the Pagasitikos Gulf, this city embodies living like a local to the fullest. From riveting archaeological sites, to historical and mesmerising museums, to shopping on Ermou Street and learning about its mythical background, you'll leave Volos feeling like a true Greek. And for all the foodies at heart, indulge in mouthwatering recipes originating from the Pelion mountain villages. These are just a few of the things that will make you glad you stopped by Volos.

What you NEED TO KNOW

  • Port Name & Location
    Port of Volos.
  • Time Zone
    EET (Eastern European Time) UTC/GMT+3
  • Language
    The local language spoken in Volos is Greek. Say "Yasou", pronounced (Yah-SU) to say hello and "Efcharisto", pronounced (Ef-caree-STO)" to say thank you. Please is "Parakalo, pronounced (Par-aka-LOH)".
  • Currency & Shopping
    In Volos, the local currency used is the Euro (€). For all your shopping needs, take a stroll through Ermou Street, a pedestrian street full of life at any time of day.
    • Famous For
      Part of the region of Magnesia, which takes part in some of the most remarkable tales in Greek mythology.
    • Important
      When speaking Greek, make sure you don't make the common mistake of confusing "yes" with "no". In Greek, yes is né, which can definitely sound like "no" to any English speaker, whilst no is "ókhi" or "ochi", which you might think sounds like "okay".
    • Fun Fact #1
      The Athanasakeion Archaeological Museum of Volos contains artifacts from the Geometric period, from around 900-700 BC, which is considered to be a time associated with the Trojan War and Jason and the Argonauts.
    • Fun Fact: Landmarks
      According to ancient Greek mythology, the famous and historic Argonaut expedition set sail from the port of Volos on the Pagasetic Gulf .

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