As the mythical story tells it, Volos is the port from which Jason and the Argonauts sailed in order to retrieve the Golden Fleece. Today this seaside Greek town remains a popular nautical destination. The waterfront of Volos looks into the Pagasetic Gulf, happily greeting people with beautiful views and a bright atmosphere.

While Volos has much to offer, three things stand out as “can’t miss” sights when visiting the city. First, the Meteora Monasteries, which are included on the UNESCO World Heritage List. This collection of Byzantine-era monasteries sit perched on top of a series of rocks and cliffs. While the outside grounds are something to marvel at, the inside of the monastery buildings house artifacts and wall paintings that make this a unique draw. For history buffs, the Sesklo archeological site is a must. Up in the nearby hills, this archaeological site houses the remains of one of the most important Neolithic settlements in the world. Visitors to Sesklo will be able to enjoy a tour around the ruins and then spend time exploring the modern village that sits just below. As the most ancient site that has been discovered in Europe, these ruins have truly earned their place as one of the top attractions in Volos.

Finally, the jewel of Volos tourism is Argonauts Avenue. The avenue is a modern and sleek waterfront that features architecture from past and present. As visitors stroll along the pedestrian waterfront, they can take in beautiful views of the water while exploring shops and cafes along the way. Argonauts Avenue allows visitors to be fully immersed in the day-to-day life of the locals in Volos.

Volos is a small and charming destination, making it an ideal off-the-beaten-path choice.

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