Silversea Luxury Cruises A Volos

Volos

Volos is a commercial and industrial city, and Greece’s third-largest port. Much of it has been rebuilt after a severe earthquake in 1955. Volos’ location in the gulf of the same name and proximity to scenic Mount Pelion highlights this town’s attractive setting. Interesting sites in the surrounding areas include imposing monasteries perched atop craggy mountains, and a fine Archaeological Museum. Volos was founded in the 14th century in an area that man has occupied since the Neolithic Era. View more

A short distance from Volos, the second millennium saw the establishment of Iolkos. This Mycenaean city was the seat of King Pelias and home of his nephew, Jason, who sailed from here with the Argonauts. Remains of Mycenaean buildings have been discovered near the river, where a palace once stood around 1400 B.C. Excursions to the monasteries of Meteora are highly-popular with visitors; their lofty position atop gigantic pinnacles makes them the area’s foremost attraction.

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Venice A Piraeus (Athens)
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    jun 05, 2018
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    10 Dias
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    Silver Muse

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Piraeus (Athens) A Piraeus (Athens)
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    set 16, 2018
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    7 Dias
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    Silver Whisper

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Excursões em Volos

Exclusice Scenic Vintage Train

Explore the history, landmarks and flavours of Volos and its surroundings in a unique way during this panoramic, half-day sightseeing excursion via coach and vintage train.

Milies Village, Historical Museum, Church of Pammeggiston Taxiarchon, Free Time

Depart the pier and begin your drive to the village of Milies. Upon arrival, take a guided walking tour through the village. Along the way, visit the historical Museum, which displays manuscripts of Antimos Gazis, Konstantas and others who took part in the Greek revolution of 1821, as well as the beautiful Church of Pammeggiston Taxiarchon, a unique stone church with a beautiful temple. This church is among the few that combine religion with the ancient sciences, as there is the zodiac cycle on one of the wall paintings.


Train-Ride, Pelion Mountain, Olive Groves, Sea and Bridge Views, Ano Lehonia

Following your walking tour, enjoy some free time before boarding the little train, Moutzouris, for your exclusive, panoramic ride down Pelion Mountain en route to Ano Lehonia. This vintage train, once again operating following a 25-year hiatus, moves at a speed of approximately 15.5 m.p.h (about 25 k.p.h). Your incredibly picturesque route down the mountain traverses forests of olive groves, and offers breath-taking views overlooking the sea and unique, five-arched and sturdy iron bridges. Upon arrival in Ano Lehonia, de-board the train and board your coach for a short drive back to Volos.

Volos, Promenade, Shops, Buildings, Pagasitikos Gulf, Centaur Mountain, Tsipouradika, Lunch

Arrive in Volos and take a brief guided walk of the city and stop by the Promenade. This popular hub for fishermen and their fishing boats also features shops, beautiful buildings and spectacular views of the Pagasitikos Gulf and Centaur Mountain. Next, experience the true essence of Volos gastronomy during lunch at one of the famous 'tsipouradika' in all of Greece. The 'tsipouradika' of Volos, which number approximately 400 in all, are a celebration of flavours that has its roots in the early-20th century. Each colourful tsipouradika in Volos represent the main meeting and communication venue in its area. Your meal consists of seafood and other local specialities accompanied by a small glass of 'tsipouro', a popular Greek brandy. After lunch, re-board your coach and commence the short drive back to the pier.


Please note: This tour involves a moderate amount of walking for approximately 765 yards (about 700 metres), at times over uneven and cobblestone surfaces, with a few steps to negotiate to get on/off the coach and board-de-board the train. This tour is not suitable for guests with limited mobility and guests who utilise a wheelchair. The journey on the train is approximately one hour and fifteen minutes and there are no toilet facilities onboard. The toilet facilities are available at both train stations.

Remarkable Monasteries of Meteora

Discover the premiere attraction in Volos and explore the city's ancient past during this picturesque, full-day journey to the spectacular Meteora Monasteries.


Depart the pier for the approximate 2.5-hour, 85-mile (137-kilometre) drive inland to the Meteora Monasteries. En route, proceed through the fertile plain of Thessaly and Larissa, the provincial capital, before reaching Kalambaka. This quaint country town provides a convenient base for visiting the Meteora area and its monasteries, the main attractions in this part of Greece. A brief comfort stop is made (optional) before ascending the road leading up from Kalambaka and visiting the monasteries.


Meteora Monasteries

Towering above the plain is the unique phenomenon of the Meteora Monasteries. Here, the awesome landscape features immense granite rocks soaring hundreds of feet skyward, with many of them crowned by 600-year-old monasteries clinging to the crest-like eagles' nests. At various points, caves once occupied by hermits can be seen in the rock face. Monks formed communities on mountain crests of dizzying heights, and took refuge from plundering bandits.


Originally built with wooden balconies overhanging sheer drops, the monasteries were accessible through net baskets hauled up by ropes. Later, steps were cut into the rock and, more recently, a road was constructed. Only six of the original 24 monasteries are still inhabited. Two have become nunneries, going against an initial ruling that barred women from entering these institutions. Few of the monasteries are open to the public; today, visit two of them.


Aghios Stephanos and Varlaam Monasteries

Founded in 1367, the Agios Stephanos Convent features a chapel with lovely frescoes. While the approach to Agios Stephanos is relatively easy, accessing the Varlaam Monastery requires many steps to negotiate. However, both monasteries are of considerable interest and offer spectacular views out to the distant Pindus Mountains. Afterward, re-board your coach, drive back down to the plain via an alternate route and stop for a buffet lunch. After lunch, re-board your coach for the approximately 2.5-hour return drive to Volos.


Please note: This tour involves an extensive amount of walking over uneven surfaces with many steps to negotiate at the entrances to the monasteries. This tour is not recommended for guests with limited mobility or those who utilise a wheelchair. All monasteries have a strict dress code applicable to both women and men. Women must wear skirts and cover their shoulders; men are required to wear slacks. The drive between the pier and Volos is approximately 2.5 hours in each direction. The tour sequence may vary.

Silver Shore Privato: Private Car & Guide (Full-Day)

Explore Volos at your leisure during your full-day (8-hour) sightseeing tour via private car. Customise your own itinerary or choose to see an overview of the area’s highlights.

Depart the pier with your English-speaking guide in an air-conditioned car and discover the city and surrounding areas at your own pace. Your exclusive tour concludes back at the pier.

Please note: This tour is non-refundable if cancelled within 48 hours prior to arrival in the port. Actual vehicle type varies depending on availability. Guides are English-speaking. Participation is limited to 2 guests per car. The price, exclusive of meals, entrance fees and gratuities, is per vehicle. Therefore, when making your reservation, please indicate the number of vehicles, not the number of guests. Only one person in the party needs to reserve this program. Please see the Shore Concierge on board the ship to arrange your individual itinerary.

Silver Shore Privato: Private Car & Guide (Half-Day)

Explore Volos at your leisure during your half-day (4-hour) sightseeing tour via private car. Customise your own itinerary or choose to see an overview of the area’s highlights.

Depart the pier with your English-speaking guide in an air-conditioned car and discover the city and surrounding areas at your own pace. Your exclusive tour concludes back at the pier.

Please note: This tour is non-refundable if cancelled within 48 hours prior to arrival in the port. Actual vehicle type varies depending on availability. Guides are English-speaking. Participation is limited to 2 guests per car. The price, exclusive of meals, entrance fees and gratuities, is per vehicle. Therefore, when making your reservation, please indicate the number of vehicles, not the number of guests. Only one person in the party needs to reserve this program. Please see the Shore Concierge on board the ship to arrange your individual itinerary.

Volos & Makrinitsa

Experience one of the most beautiful and historic regions in Greece during this memorable visit to Volos, Mount Pelion and Makrinitsa.


Volos and the Archaeological Museum

Depart the pier for the scenic drive along the waterfront to Volos. Upon arrival, proceed to the Archaeological Museum, which is housed in a century-old Neo-Classical building. During your guided visit, view numerous exhibits that include Palaeolithic artefacts, vases and figurines from the Neolithic Era, splendid, 3,500-year-old jewellery and a unique collection of painted funerary stele from Hellenistic times.


Mount Pelion

Next, re-board your coach for the drive up the slopes of Mount Pelion. One of the most beautiful regions in Greece, it features an abundance of trees, waterways, lush vegetation and 24 picturesque villages. Most of the villages have remained untouched over the centuries, and the architecture of their houses is unique.


Makrinitsa

Situated at an elevation of approximately 2,460 feet (about 750 metres) is the village of Makrinitsa, also known as the 'Balcony of Pelion' and one of the prettiest villages in Greece. Its narrow, cobbled streets lead to the main square, which features a sculpted marble fountain, the Church of Agios Ionnis, a café with wonderful frescoes, and spectacular views overlooking Volos and the ships in the bay. After some free time to explore Makrinitsa at your leisure, re-board your coach for the brief drive back to the pier.


Please note: This tour involves a moderate amount of walking over uneven surfaces (approximately 1 km/0.6 miles), with over 10 steps to negotiate at the entrances to the monasteries. This tour is not recommended for guests with limited mobility or those who utilise a wheelchair. The tour sequence may vary.