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Nea Anchialos VOLOS

In Brief


Welcome to Nea Anchialos

Thanks to its picturesque, charming nature, clean seaside, the coexistence of peacefulness and the cosmopolitan life and mainly the clean environment and the hospitality of the local people, have made the town one of the biggest tourist resorts of the area. Nea Anchialos has dense vegetation, full of pine trees, vineyards, olive trees, almonds trees. Nea Anchialos is a seashore city situated 18 km southeast of Volos, almost in the middle of the distance between Athens (305 km) and Thessaloniki (230 km). Two little hills, Kokkinovrahos and Mavrorahi, rise west-northwest, which attribute to the town its exquisite view of the clear waters of Pagassitikos bay and reveal the excellent laying out. The beautiful coasts of Nea Anchialos extend to 20 kilometers. There is a variety of beaches with the unique reddish sand (appropriate for sand-baths for people suffering from rheumatism). There is also golden sand as well as cliffs and pebbles. Small bays and ports, which are formed in certain areas, offer indisputably clear water, ideal for swimming, fishing and sea sports.


Getting to Nea Anchialos

By Plane: Nea Anchialos Airport (VOL) is the first civil airport of Thessaly. Located 18 km away from the city the city of Nea Anchialos and 26 km from Volos, is easily accessible from the motorway E75. One can get a bus from the airport terminal or a taxi to come in Nea Anchialos.

The geographical position of Magnesia, in the centre of mainland Greece and just a short distance from Athens and Thessaloniki, makes a journey here easy and convenient by whatever means you choose to travel.

Nea Anchialos Volos Airport

By Bus: Long distance buses travelling to Nea Anchialos terminate at the bus station at the local port. Nea Anchialos is connected on regular basis to Athens, Thessaloniki, Patras and Ioannina. Local buses connect Nea Anchialos with Volos and Almyros.

By Train: Nea Anchialos has regular rail connection. From Athens or Thessaloniki to Volos and from there by bus or taxi to Nea Anchialos.

By Car: From the E75 highway from Athens or Thessaloniki, turn right at the exit "MIKROTHIVES. Pass Mikrothives and 5 km you reach the Nea Anchialos.

Airport The “Nea Anchialos-Volos Airport” is the only of Central Greece and only 10 minutes away from the centre of Nea Anchialos. If you take a taxi you will pay approximately €25 (including the luggage). You can also take the bus at Nea Anchialos port. Please advice your hotel for your departure.


Climate

Nea Anchialos, unlike other towns in Thessalian plain, enjoys a mild Mediterranean climate with can-be-hot-but-bearable summers (though a little bit humid) and mild winters. Spring, summer and autumn are the best to visit the city itself, winter is the time to be on the Pelion mountain villages, and summer definitely dedicated to the numerous beaches of Nea Anchialos and its suburbs. Average Monthly Statistics Jan

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Getting Around On Foot: Nea Anchialos is extremely compact and covering it on foot is not a problem. A lot of pedestrian streets and specially the of the sea side are waiting for you to discover the beauty of the city. By Bus: The frequent buses schedule connecting Nea Anchialos with Almyros gives you a cheap opportunity to visit Volos. The bus drive is 15 minutes. By Taxi: There are many taxis in Nea Anchialos. If you need a taxi during your stay the best way is to contact your hotel to call it for you. By Rent a Car: If you do not have a mean of transportation, we advice you to rent a car, as mainland in Greece has wonderful places to visit and you will safe time. There are many Rent a car companies. Ask your hotel.


Eating Out

Our habbits “The Tsipouro” The history begins at the decade of 20's, when the 'Tsipouradika' were few and the productions of traditional alcohol drink "Tsipouro" was being at small quantities.

Nea Anchialos specializes in "Tsipouradika" (also called "Ouzeri") where ("Tsipouro") (local Greek spirit) is served with a huge variety of fish & sea food tidbits. There are plenty of "Tsipouradika" along the waterfront near the port. The choices for eating are Tsipouradika where seafood is served, Taverns where mostly meat dishes are served, Restaurants where Greek dishes can be found , Psistaries (Grill houses) where the main dish is grilled meat, Fast Food choices are local “Souvlatzidika” where souvlaki and “gyros” is served. People in Greece usually eat late in the evening (21:00 - 24:00), during day most of Taverns, Psistaries and Restaurants are closed except summer season. However Tsipouradika and Fast Food are open all day long.

Then it was when the 25ari (small bottle 0,25ml of Tsipouro drink) was established with accompany of appetizers, mostly seafood, such as octopus, crawfishes and many other tastes. The tradition says that refuges from Asia Minor brought with them the habit of Tsipouro drink, accompanied with seafood appetizers. In our days, every different tsipouro should be accompanied with different appetizer. This is a traditional ceremony which maintained years ago. The 25ari is a small bottle with tsipouro for a small glass. Tsipouradika can be found in every corner of Nea Anchialos and Volos city, so the visitor can seat at one of the many tsipouradika of the town and simply enjoy tsipouro drink and the appetizers proposed and served. It is worth to visit Tsipouradika and feel the special atmosphere that have.


Entertainment Night Life

Traditional Cuisine

Entertainment Night Life Most of the cafés and bars in Nea Anchialos on the beach front of the town. There is no need to know the number or name. The city is like a “big family.” Just ask someone for help, and they'll gladly point you in the right direction! When we are talking about the nightlife in Greece we mean intensive nightlife till the morning. For many locals the nightlife begins at 18:00-19:00 and finishes at 06:00 in the Morning! Get mixed with locals and enjoy your favorite drink or cocktail in bars or clubs of Nea Anchialos where drinks & “mezedes” hang-out, and the music theme changes nightly. Many “live” happenings throughout summer.

Rich nature, rich and delicious fantasy in Magnesia. Among the thousands of olive trees, fruit trees and aromatic herbs, the place offers delicious fruit that stimulate the taste. Besides, it is no secret that Magnesia is not famous only for its unparalleled beauty, but also for original and delicious flavors of fruit, traditional food and sweets. Enjoy fresh fish as it in the first demand.

Enjoy lobster or grouper in the fish taverns, and enjoy the local tsipouro.


Traditional Products

Olive - Olive Oil

Pottery

The Anchialos, thanks to climate and topography, produces oil and olives, which boast distinctive flavor and quality. The high nutritional value and unique taste of olives and olive oil Anchialos to have established it as an integral component of the Mediterranean diet.

Ultimate original creativity and artistic completeness of the pottery in Nea Anchialos. The variety of shapes and their quality is remarkable. The local artists usually work with no organized facilities but with a special skill using the traditional method of wheel or mold.

Wine The Anchialos has a long tradition in wine production over the centuries. The Agricultural Cooperative "Demeter" was founded in 1918 and has operated since then continuously. You can buy the local wines from local distributors.

Jam - Sweet New Anchialos grown without the use of fertilizers, a large variety of fruits of excellent quality. The wonderful fruits are the raw material for the famous jam and preserves the women of Nea Anchialos make with exceptional skill.

Wood Painting The Anchialos with intense color, the green surroun-

dings, the beautiful blue sea and blue sky, is a crucial source of inspiration for artists living and working in this blessed place. The strong traditional elements of these works of art are intended to portray the struggle for a creative life, but exude optimism and inspire love for nature and the magnificence of life.


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