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Volos Guide

Car hire Volos
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In the heart of mainland Greece, beneath Mount Pelion, is Volos. It holds the 3rd largest port in the country, and is an important industrial centre with a dynamic European city feel. Volos experiences a cultural life and has numerous options for entertainment and shopping, with something for everyone. Arrange cheap car hire in Volos online in advance with us today. Let us compare prices from all of the popular car rental suppliers, to help find you the best deals. Car rentals provide tourists with a sense of freedom, where they can make their own decisions on where's best to go.

Explore Volos

Famously referred to as 'the pride of mountains', Mt. Pelion is a popular attractions for many tourists visiting the area. It casts a shadow on the landscape, has a beautiful shoreline, with many quaint villages and impressive churches, all combining to create a very unique atmosphere. Visit the Grand Town Hall constructed with the inspiration from Mt. Pelion.

The roads running in line with the seafront are lined with shops, exhibiting a range of old and new fashion stores. If you like a good bargain the street markets should definitely not be missed. Locals buy their produce from here, such as fruit, vegetables and cheeses, as well as from the fish market which is located on the Wharf. For the tourists passing by there are plenty of art and craft stalls. For those with a love of history can visit the Archaeological Museum which is also along the seafront in a beautiful neoclassical building which dates back to the early 20th century. Opposite here is Anavros Park displaying a collection of works by modern sculptors.

Within the town of Volos are numerous bars and nightclubs, offering its party-goers an active nightlife. For places to eat out travellers will come across a range of modern international, and traditional restaurants. For a taste of local cuisine try the 'Tsipouradika' bars, a specialty here are the schnapps which have been distilled from grapes.

Opt for car hire in Volos and drive out of town into the lush, green countryside to marvel in its hidden treasures. Inland, a short 19minute drive west of Volos is the prehistoric settlement of Sesklo, exhibiting ancient acropolis remains dating back to 6000 BC, as well as the foundations of its ancient palace. Another option is to head south along the coastal road to the town of Sourpi, which is completely surrounded by beautiful olive groves. The taverns here are well known for its delicious liver based 'kokoretsi'.

Transport

By air
Volos has a small airport which receives charter flights from key European destinations (London Gatwick twice weekly).

By air
Car rental suppliers running from the airport include; Hertz, Avis and Budget. Compare quotes for car hire in Volos with us, and we will find you the best deals and provide you with a larger choice of cars. Don't waste time and money at the airport, instead book with us before leaving and then all you have to do on arrival is collect the keys. 

By train
Volos is also serviced by trains, with regular departures from Athens via Larissa (6 hours) and Thessalonica daily. Tickets can be purchased from the ticket office.

By boat
The port of Volos accommodates all types of pleasure craft, ferries and hydrofoils from other major Greek ports.

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