The prefecture of Magnesia is known for its rich mythological tradition and its peculiar beautiful landscapes. The name Magnesia derives from its ancient residents, the Magnetes. According to the myths, from there Jason had begun his trip with his ship Argo to Colchis seeking for the Golden Fleece. Furthermore it was the place where used to live the legendaries centaurs.
Volos is the capital of the Magnesia Prefecture and the third largest port in Greece. A beautiful town that is surrounded by the Pagasitic Gulf and spreads to the foothills of Pelion. Because of the port and its geographic position ιτ is an important industrial, commercial and financial centre. It is characterized by its well organized street layout with beautiful neoclassic buildings, squares and the beach with famous tavernas and tsipouradika that enchant the visitor.
Pelion, the mountain of the centaurs is one of the most beautiful places in Greece with amazing forests and leafy slopes. In the picturesque villages of Pelion stand luxury hotels and traditional guest houses where you can enjoy your vacations. The place is ideal for hiking tourism and during winter months for skiing at the ski resort. In the summer you can swim into Pelion’s beaches of the teal waters and the lush vegetation.
- The Neolithic settlement at Dimini
- The Neolithic settlement at Sesklio
- The train of Pelion that was constructed in the end of 19th century and passes through extremely beautiful landscapes.
Magnesia KTEL (Public Bus Service)
0030 24210 33254
Macedonia KTEL (Public Bus Service)
Macedonia Public Bus Service
0030 2310 595424
Athens KTEL (Public Bus Service) (Liosia station)
0030 210 8329585
Routs- Customer Service Center: 14511
Nea Aghialos airport 0030 24280 76886 & 24280 79980
Position: 30 km from the city of Volos
Area: 2.636 sq.Km
The Prefecture of Magnesia belongs to the Region of Thessaly and consists of the municipalities of Almyros, Volos, Zagora – Mouresi, South Pelion, Riga Ferraiou, Alonissos, Skiathos and Skopelos.