Pilion, Pelion
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THE TOWN AND THE BEACH OF VOLOS IN PELION OR PILION IN GREECE

Nederlands map of Pilion or Pelion Volos is a fairly large city and a major port which is located on the Pagasetic Gulf. It is the capital of the area known as Magnesia, which includes the Pelion peninsula. After an earthquake in 1955 in which many buildings were destroyed, Volos was almost entirely rebuilt and the city is therefore largely a modern place. In Volos live about 145,000 people and after Piraeus and Thessaloniki it is the third largest port in Greece. The town has an international airport and is therefore important for tourism.

Besides a major industrial port Volos is also a starting point for some island hoppers that want to visit the the Sporades islands (Skiathos, Skopelos and Alonissos), or for people that want to combine the Pelion Peninsula with these islands. The only beach in Volos itself is located on the southeastern side of the city. This beach is called Anavros Beach. It is a sandy beach that has been awarded the Blue Flag and there are some umbrellas and sunbeds for rent. In the area of Volos you can also find other beaches, including the beach of Alykes, which is situated at 9 kilometers distance and 5 kilometers long. For ferry tickets - click here.

Volos is built in an area where formerly stood ancient cities. West of the town are the remains of the Neolithic settlement of Dimini where an acropolis and tombs have been found from the period from 4000 to 1200 BC. In Sesklio the oldest acropolis in Greece (from 6000 BC) was found, along with the foundations of a palace and houses. In the construction of Volos also Mycenaean settlements were found.

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Aegli Hotel in Volos, Pelion, Greece - very good reviews
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Hotel Aegli, conveniently situated near the port and centre of Volos, provides accommodation throughout the year, in the most privileged location, enjoying views of the port. All well appointed rooms offer elegant decoration with light wood furnishings. They feature air conditioning, en-suite bathroom with bathroom amenities and TV.

Aegli hotel offers 24 hours reception, room service and an internet corner. Guests have the option of a rich breakfast served daily. Makrinitsa 9 km away. The seaside village of Kala Nera is within 18 km.

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Xenia Volou Domotel in Volos, Pelion, Greece - very good reviews
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Xenia Volou Domotel is an elegant city and conventions resort in Volos. It offers fine dining and stylish rooms with free Wi-Fi and PAY TV. Use of the Elxis Spa is free of charge. The wellness centre includes a hot tub, solarium and fully equipped gym, 2 saunas and 2 steam baths. Guests can also swim in the indoor pool or have a massage treatment.

The stylish rooms and suites of Xenia Volou Domotel offer balcony with city or sea views. In-room features include satellite TV, air conditioning, minibar, safe, hairdryer, bathrobes and slippers. Room service is available 24 hours a day.

The a la carte restaurant, with a breathtaking view to the sea, an open kitchen and relaxed atmosphere, serves Mediterranean cuisine combined with local specialties. Greek Breakfast is served daily, while at The Corner guests can enjoy all kinds of beverages and light snacks. Guests will enjoy cocktails and wine with panoramic sea views at the on-site Yacht Club.

Xenia Volou Domotel offers 2 multifunctional meeting rooms complemented by audiovisual equipment, open-air parking, ISDN phone lines and Wi-Fi. Situated at the centre of the city of Volos, close to the sea, the hotel serves as the perfect starting point for short trips and excursions to Sporades islands or to the picturesque villages of Pelio.

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Hotel Kipseli in Volos, Pelion, Greece
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Situated next to Volos Beach, this modern boutique hotel offers views of the Pagasetic Gulf and provides free internet access and complimentary breakfast. Each of the rooms and suites at Kipseli Hotel is tastefully decorated in neutral tones and equipped with flat-screen TV. Air conditioning and a fridge are also provided. Enjoy a dinner or a drink on Kipseli's rooftop terrace, whilst admiring the view of Volos Beach. Coffees and light snacks are available at Kipseli's beach café, which is open until late in the evening.

Next to Kipseli Hotel, you can visit the traditional tsipouradika eating places and taste the local liquor and appetizers. The main market of Volos is also just a short walk away.

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