Welcome to Volos

Our city & How to travel to us

Volos

Volos is one of the largest and most attractive cities in Greece as well as one of the country’s most prominent ports. The modern-day city, built near the site of ancient Iolcos, dominates the region of Magnesia from its position at the foot of Mount Pelion overlooking the Pagasetic Gulf. This is one of the most beautiful areas in Thessaly, in the centre of Greece (Volos is situated 320km N of Athens and 219km S of Thessaloniki) combining the allure of the sea with the mystical charm of the Centaurs’ mountain.

The area’s mythical background captivates the visitor’s imagination. Magnesia features in some of the most remarkable tales in Greek mythology. Magnesia is believed to be the birthplace of a strange race, the Centaurs, beings which were part equine, part human. The famous Argonaut expedition, one of the greatest epics in the Greek mythological cycle, set sail from the Pagasetic Gulf.

Volos is one of the most beautiful cities of the country also nominated recently also from The Guardian as one of the greatest beach towns in Europe.  The sea creates a wonderful seafront with picturesque little restaurants, the famous tsipouradika, named after tsipouro, the traditional spirit of the area, which is perfect when combined with seafood teasersOur venue is situated inside the city so this is your chance to visit beautiful Volos and enjoy the local gastronomy.

Travelling From Another City Of The Greek Mainland

if you travel to the GSB from another city of the greek mainland, then you can arrive easily by car, bus or train. You can also contact the organized groups that start their journey from several cities in order to travel with them. 

Airport Transfer

If you arrive in the greek mainland by plane, then the closest airport to Volos is the Macedonia Airport of Thessaloniki (SKG) that is situated 2 hours away from Volos. You can rent a car upon arrival or go to the Macedonia Intercity Bus Station and catch the next bus to Volos. 

You can reach the Macedonia Intercity Bus Station either by city bus (fee 1.5€) or by taxi for faster transfer (cost 20€).

The Athens airport Eleftherios Venizelos (ATH) is situated 3.5 hours away from Volos. In case that you chose a flight to Athens, you can use the city bus that is operating 24 hours per day (X93 bus) and be at the Liosion Intercity Bus Station in 30' so that you can catch the next bus to Volos (fee of city bus 5€).

In any case, contact us as there will be several groups starting their journey from the airports (mainly the Macedonia airport) and if your flight happens to arrive within a convenient time, you could book a seat in their buses.

Upon arrival at Volos city

In case you are travelling by bus or train, after your arrival you can take a taxi or move on foot as all hotels are situated in 20 minutes walking distance from the Bus Station. Our venue is right next to the Bus Station.

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