Quick Guide to Volos
Overlooking Pagassitikos Bay and built on the ancient cities of Demetrias, Pagasae and Iolkos, a holiday in Volos is a great coastal Greek getaway. Alykes municipal beach is a must and perfect for those looking to bask in the sun and take a dip in the clear waters. For culture, the Athanasakeion Archaeological Museum of Volos shouldn't be missed, while the bustling St Nikolaos Square, which is brimming with cafes and bars, is the perfect spot for watching the world go by. The nearby mountain villages of Portaria and Makrynitsa make a great day out.
Monarch Charter offer direct flights to Volos from London Gatwick and Manchester with a flight time of around three and a half hours. For a greater variety of departure points across the UK can you also choose to take the indirect route – Air Berlin offers indirect flights from London Heathrow, London Stansted and Glasgow International, however these can often be considerably more than flying directly to the city.
Flights from the UK land at Volos Airport which is situated around 30 kilometres south of the city. For a swift and seamless start to your Volos holiday you can take a taxi from the airport to your hotel. If you are on a budget, a cheaper option is to catch the local bus which meets arriving flights and connects the airport with the city bus station. Alternatively, car hire in Volos can be a convenient option and hire cars can be collected from the airport upon arrival. It's always a good idea to book in advance to ensure you get the best rates.
There's a wealth of accommodation options in the city from basic hostels to serviced apartments. If you are on a budget and looking for cheap hotels in Volos be sure to shop around online to compare prices. It's also worth bearing in mind that the hotels in the centre of the city are often cheaper than those with a beachfront location, so are much more suitable for those looking to save money. Greece is a popular holiday destination in the summer months, so if you do plan to travel during this peak period you'll need to book in advance.
If you do decide to hire a car during your Volos holiday you'll find it makes for a very affordable way of getting around and seeing the sites and is a much cheaper option than taking taxis every day. However, if you wish to simply spend your holiday meandering around the centre of the city, you'll find this can easily be done on foot.