VOLOS PELION

Volos through the eyes of a local

VOLOS PELION

Volos through the eyes of a local

VOLOS PELION

Volos through the eyes of a local

VOLOS PELION

Volos through the eyes of a local

VOLOS PELION

VOLOS PELION

Locals, aged 16-65, answer our questions about Volos:

Maria. G., 43, Owner of Tutoring School 

1.    In three words, why should someone visit Volos?

Beauty, history, tradition.

2.    Where would you take a tourist for the best view of our city?

At Makrinitsa village.

3.    What should they take home as a souvenir?

Tsipouro, Pelion herbs, “spoon sweets” (fruit preserves), “loukoumia tou pappou” (sweets made of grape must).

4.    What places in Volos would you recommend to a foodie?

Any tsipouradiko in Volos and the restaurants "Kritsa" or "Sklidis" in Portaria.

5.    Where would you take someone if they only had 6 hours in Volos?

We would take a long walk from the port to the Archaeological Museum to see its exhibits. Then, we would enjoy a traditional meal at Portaria and a coffee at Makrinitsa.  

 

F.S., 55, Middle School Teacher

1.    In three words, why should someone visit Volos?

Mythology, sailing, tsipouradika.

2.    Where would you take a tourist for the best view of our city?

At Goritsa hill.

3.    What should they take home as a souvenir?

Ceramics decorated with traditional motifs and Pelion olives.

4.    What places in Volos would you recommend to a foodie?

Μεζεν (Mezen) restaurant and Παπαδής (Papadis) tsipouradiko.

5.    Where would you take someone if they only had 6 hours in Volos?

It depends on the season they are visiting. If it was summer I would take them to the Volos waterfront for a coffee and then to Rivera beach bar at Kato Gatzea for relaxation, drinks, great sea views and a swim. In the winter, we would go to Portaria for souvenir shopping, coffee and a traditional meal. 

 

M.P., 31, Lawyer and Certified Yoga Teacher

1.    In three words, why should someone visit Volos?

Sea, mountain, strolling.

2.    Where would you take a tourist for the best view of our city?

Definitely in Makrinitsa.

3.    What should they take home as a souvenir?

Mountain tea and “loukoumia tou pappou.”

4.    What places in Volos would you recommend to a foodie?

Tsipouradika in Volos and restaurants in Pelion.

5.    Where would you take someone if they only had 6 hours in Volos?

In winter to Portaria for coffee and strolling around and then to Makrinitsa for lunch or dinner. In summer to Agioi Saranta beach for swimming and to Kissos village for a meal.

 

O.D., 16, High School Student

1.    In three words, why should someone visit Volos?

For the combination of mountain and sea.

2.    Where would you take a tourist for the best view of our city?

At Makrinitsa.

3.    What should they take home as a souvenir?

A bottle of tsipouro and a miniature of the Argo ship.

4.    What places in Volos would you recommend to a foodie?

"Πλαγίως" Restaurant.

5.    Where would you take someone if they only had 6 hours in Volos?

I would take them to a tsipouradiko, the historic district (Palia) of Volos, and to the churches of Agios Nikolaos and Agios Konstantinos.  

 

Nikolaos M., 65, Medical Doctor (retired)

1.    In three words, why should someone visit Volos?

Beaches, hospitality, seafood.

2.    Where would you take a tourist for the best view of our city?

At the end of the Volos harbor breakwater.

3.    What should they take home as a souvenir?

Mini bottles of tsipouro and EPSA lemonade.

4.    What places in Volos would you recommend to a foodie?

An authentic tsipouradiko frequented by locals (e.g. “Demiris” in Nea Ionia).

5.    Where would you take someone if they only had 6 hours in Volos?

For sailing in the Pagasitikos Bay.