At the root of Pelion lies Volos...

Volos is the biggest town near Mountain Pelion just 14km west of Hiron Kentavros. While the fifth largest Greek city the unique charm of Volos remains unaffected. This is to a large extend due to the beautiful paved shopping area, the numerous parks and playground areas, the Old Town which has been restored as a cultural and recreational hub, the museums, exhibition centres, bars and restaurants, the cinemas and night clubs, the indoors theatres and outdoors amphitheatres but most importantly the sea side pedestrian promanade with the luxurious yachts and the array of assorted cafeterias.

The University of Volos lies right in the heart of town, by the sea and its contemporary architecture makes it another one of the distinct landmarks the city has to offer. Volos was handpicked as an Olympic city during the Olympic Games of 2004.