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Top family activities in Volos by season
Volos combines all the amenities of a city with the natural beauty of a province. There is always something special to entertain you and your children, whenever you visit. Here are some activities that we think you should not miss.
- Summer: Off to the beach
Many people may combine the summer with islands, but Volos is also a popular summer destination. If you do not want to move away from the city, you can try the town beach. If again it is too crowded for your tastes, you can also take a drive towards Pelion and find on your way plenty of stunning beaches with crystal waters, such as Mylopotamos. You can also join one of the small touring boats that carry small groups to hidden beaches that you cannot access by land. If your are staying for long in Volos, definitely put in your program the one day trip to Sporades. Alonissos, Skopelos and Skiathos are closed to Volos and feature some of the most stunning and unique beaches in Greece!
2.Fall: Train ride
The nature of Magnesia in autumn is very charming. Take advantage of your vacation and walk through beautiful scenery and rich trees.
Equally beautiful is the ride on the famous train, which is considered to be a cultural emblem of the region. It starts daily from Volos and reaches the village of Melies, passing through incredible landscapes. During this route, you will see all the major natural sights and technical achievements of the 20th century, when Volos blossomed industrially and economically. Autumn months are the best for this experience, as fallen leaves cover all of nature. Once you arrive in Milies, you will have plenty of time to roam around its picturesque streets, have lunch at a traditional taverna and buy some handmade souvenirs in time for your train back bring you back to Volos.
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- Spring: Walk with the Argonauts
One of the main avenues of Volos which encloses the harbour, took its name from the legendary Argonauts. During springtime, when the weather is warm but not too hot, you can take a stroll by the sea, watch the boats and vessels and enjoy the sun. You will also get a chance to see an impressive imitation of the mythical ship Argo, which was built there as a cultural symbol of the great tradition of Volos in shipping. The area has also an elaborate bike road network, so you can take advantage of it and combine your entertainment with some exercise.
- Winter: Ski for everyone
The Pelion Ski Center is one of the first built in Greece and is easily accessible from Volos by car or bus. With a height of 1500 meters and seven ski runs of different difficulty levels, the ski center promises unforgettable moments of fun for the whole family. If you are a beginner, you can take lessons with a tutor and reward yourself- and of course your kids-with a hot chocolate in the chalet. After all, what could be more relaxing than gazing at the Pagasitikos Gulf and the Aegean Sea from the top of a mountain?