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Magnesia: Unique landscapes in a dream location

Magnesia


Seat of the prefecture: Volos
The main areas of the prefecture are: Volos, Pelion, Zagora, Kastri, Tsagarada.

The prefecture of Magnesia is located in the north-eastern part of Thessaly and it also includes the largest part of North Sporades Island complex. To the east it is bathed by the Aegean Sea.

In the prefecture of Magnesia are combined the rich historical past, the beautiful natural environment, the hospitality of the residents and the modern tourist infrastructure.

The natural beauties of the region combined with the picturesque villages of Pelion, the forests of age-old trees and the waters of the Pagasetikos Gulf and the Aegean Sea, make the prefecture unique in beauty and diversity of landscape and an ideal vacation destination.

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Magnesia Attractions

The city of Volos, seat of the prefecture, is famous for the neoclassical architectural style of its buildings. It is built on the site of ancient Iolcos from where Jason and the Argonauts started their quest for the Gold Fleece. The city now is one of the most important harbours in Greece.

Among the most important points of interest in the city are the Archaeological Museum, the City Hall, which is a representative sample of the Pelion architectural style, the Folk Art Museums of Costas Makris and painter Theofilos, the neoclassical buildings of Municipal Music School, the Municipal Theatre, the Hryssoula Zioga gallery, the “Giorgio De Chirico” Art Centre, the Papastratos building and other neoclassical buildings. A very important location is also the seaside park of Anavros, where modern pieces of sculpture by Greek and foreign artists are exhibited.

The area of Mount Pelion, with its rich historical past is now a significant tourist and vacation destination of Greece. The villages of Pelion are real museums of folk architecture which impress the visitor with their natural beauty. Do not omit to take the little train of Pelion – the infamous Moutzouris- for a ride from Ano Lehonia to Milies.

In the area of Chania operates one of the best ski centres in Greece, while in Sesklo and Dimini, Neolithic settlements have been uncovered.

Visit the cosmopolitan island of Skiathos with its 60 enchanting beaches, the traditional island of Skopelos with its 360 churches and the lush green island of Alonnissos.

Other areas of the prefecture with points of interest and archaeological sites are: Zagora, Agria, Almyros, Agios Georgios, Agios Dimitrios, Alykes, Vizitsa, Kissos, Nea Aghialos, Tsagarada.

Magnesia offers a plethora of amazing beaches. You can swim in the crystal clear waters of the Alykes and Anavros beaches, which have won many times the “Blue flag” award. For those of us who love the busy places, an ideal cosmopolitan destination is Afyssos with the busy beaches of Abovos and Kallifteri.

In Magnesia, the unique combination of the green mountains and the blue sea and the countless options offered to the visitor, make the visitors want to come back, again and again!

How to get there

By bus: Intercity buses depart daily from Athens and Thessaloniki to Volos.
By car: In order to go to Magnisia by car

The distance from Athens is 324 km
The distance from Thessalonica is 216 km
The distance from Patras is 313 km

By train: There are time-tables from Athens and Thessalonica to Volos.

Magnesia prefecture is connected be ferry boat with Alonissos, Skiathos and Skopelos island.

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Magnesia Useful Telephone Numbers (Calling code for Greece 0030)

Volos Municipality
24210 94200-9
Thessaloniki Bus Station
2310 512122
Volos Hospital
24210 27531
Athens Bus Station
210 8317186
Volos Police Station A
24210 72412
Volos Railway Station
24210 24056
Volos Police Station B
24210 85815
Thessaloniki Railway Station
2310 598114-5
Volos Traffic Police
24210 76968
Athens Railway Station
210 5297777
Volos Tourist Police
24210 76987
Volos Taxi Station
24210 27777
Volos Port Authority
24210 76710, 76720
Volos Archaeological Museum
24210 76455
Volos Bus Station
24210 33254, 25527