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mountain of Greece as well as green
mountain Kissavos and enjoy the
unique natural beauty of Thessaly.    
Meteora Meteora is a formation of huge dark colored rocks
that constitute a geological phenomenon of unique
beauty as well as an important monument of the
Orthodox religion.    
Plastiras Lake Plastiras Lake is an ideal destination for
excursions, outdoor activities and relaxation
during both summer and winter months.    
Traditional Villages Several traditional villages
lie in the mountains of Thessaly.    
Pelion Pelion, the mountain of the Centaurs is a perfect
tourist destination for all seasons.    
Sporades Skiathos, Skopelos, Alonissos.
Discover the unique beauty
of Sporades.  

Getting there and away

One can travel to and from Volos using the following means of transport:

 

 

plane

Plane

Volos is near the State owned Nea Anchialos Airport (26 km.).
This airport is connected with Central and Northern Europe through scheduled flights of various companies (Air Berlin, Monarch Airlines, Viking Airlines etc), or charter flights, usually in summer months. More information in www.volosairport.gr.

One can travel to and from Nea Anchialos Airport (30'-35'), only in summer months, using the bus service of Magnisia Prefecture (K.T.E.L) , or by taxi.

There are also plane connections with Skiathos island (charter flights), from where one can return to Volos in various ways. (see: Skiathos - Getting there and away)
   
hydroplane

Hydrofoil

There are two daily hydrofoil connections, with Papadiamantis Airport in Skiathos, through the waterway in Volos port (20’).

More information can be found in www.argoairways.com.

   
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Train

There are train connections with Athens and Thessaloniki through Larissa. So, to and from Larissa there are seven routes daily : (53', Common Train and Intercity).

Analytic time schedules of all train routes can be found in the url: www.ose.gr.

   

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Bus

The bus service of Magnisia Prefecture (K.T.E.L) connects Volos daily with the
cities below:

  • Athens (12 routes, 4 hours 10 ' -.4 hours 30 '),
  • Thessaloniki (9 routes, 2 hours 20 ' -2 hours 30 '),
  • Larissa (12 routes, 1 hour 10 '),
  • Trikala (4 routes, 2 hours 20 ' -2 hours 30 '),
  • Karditsa (4 routes, 1 hour 50 ' -2 hours, 10.00€) Ioannina (3 routes, 4 hours 30 '),
  • Lamia (2 routes, 2 hours-2 hours 30 '),
  • Agrinio (not daily, 1 route on Monday and 1 route on Friday, 5 hours 30 '),
  • Patra (1 route, 5 hours),
  • Kozani (1 route  -apart from Friday when the routes are 3-  3 hours)

There are also daily bus connections with most villages of Pelion, as well as with the other villages of the prefecture.

More information is available by visiting the electronic address of K.T.E.L in www.ktelvolou.gr or by phoning on 14505.

   
Ship

Ferry

Hellenic Seaways Ferries (www.hellenicseaways.gr) offers daily connections of Volos port with Skiathos (2 hours 45 '), Glossa (3 hours 25 '),  Skopelos (4 hours 30 ') and Alonissos (5 hours).

Also, Agioi Anargiroi Ferries offers daily connections -except on Wednesdays- with Trikeri island (1 hour 25 '), Trikeri (1 hour 50 ',)  and Pefki in Evia (2 hours 30 ').

In summer months the company NEL Lines (www.nel.gr) connects  Limnos port with Volos once a week.

For more information and reservations visit www.openseas.gr.
   

hydrofoil

Flying Dolphin

Hellenic Seaways Ferries (www.hellenicseaways.gr)  offers daily connections of Volos port with Skiathos (1 hour 40 '), Glossa (2 hours),  Skopelos (2 hours 40 ') and Alonissos (3 hours).

For more information and reservations visit www.openseas.gr.

   
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Car

One can travel to Volos by car:

  • through National Highway 1 (E75), and depart from the exit  Mikrothives-Volos (if coming from Athens),
  • through National Highway 1 (E75), and depart from Velestino exit (if coming from Thessaloniki),
  • through the coastal road Volos - Argalasti (if coming from Western Pelion),
  • from Ano Volos (if coming from Eastern Pelion).

The visitor can find car rental agencies in Volos and in Nea Anchialos Airport.

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