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(vô`lôs), city (1991 pop. 77,192), capital of Magnisia prefecture, E Greece, in Thessaly, on the Gulf of Vólos, an inlet of the Aegean Sea. The principal port of Thessaly, Vólos is a transportation, commercial, and industrial center. Its leading exports are tobacco, wheat, wine, cotton, and olives. Vólos is located near the sites of the ancient towns of Pagasae and Demetrias. It was known as Gholos under Ottoman rule and was modernized after it passed to Greece in 1881. An earthquake in 1955 damaged much of the city.



a city and port in Greece, in Thessaly, on a bay of the Aegean Sea. Administrative center of the prefecture of Magnisia. Population, 49,200 (1961). Volos is an important commercial center (a large trade fair). There are enterprises of the textile, food, tobacco, and leather industries. In the city are the ruins of a Byzantine fortress.

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This consultation was organized by the World Council of Churches programme "Women in Church and Society" and hosted by the Volos Academy for Theological Studies and the Holy Metropolis of Demetrias.
The accompanying unidentified photo of a man looking at swastikas has absolutely nothing to do with the Volos conference.
As it turned out the other two I had offers from, Kavala and Olympiakos Volos, ended up under investigation in the match-fixing scandal and were kicked out the Superleague into the Fourth Division
Fans are angry after Olympiakos Volos was thrown out of the Greek Super League along with Kavala and demoted to division four, over match-fixing allegations.
The games were initially scheduled to be held in Greece's Larissa and Volos cities, but they have been stripped of the hosting rights due to the country's failure to conform to its organizational commitments.
The Volos Archaeological Museum has significant exhibits, from the Neolithic to the Hellenistic and Roman periods (almost 7 millennia), and was expanded around 2004.
Plants considered to be non strategic assets also include: Simpe (Italy), Portalegre (Portugal), IQA (Tarragona), Volos (Greece) and TurkPET (Turkey).
She was born in Volos, Greece the daughter of Dimitrios and Magdalini (Voulelikas) Zahara.
00pm) The Orpheus crew plans to escape to the surface with the lava bug samples, but sinister forces on board the decrepit Volos still pose a threat to their safety.
It''s not a simple task of just going home however as the Volos is still out there, and Zubov and Raymond are now working together to stop the Orpheus team in their mission by firing the deep scan radar.
Ports of call are Gibraltar, Cagliari, Kalamata, Athens, Volos, Izmir, Bodrum, Antalya, Rhodes, Valletta, Cadiz, Lisbon, returning to Dover on November 18.
The Greek news agency has also stated that there have been more serious problems due to the depletion of gas at the gas stations in the Halkidiki and Volos districts, where the strike has hit the worst.