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Vólos (vôˈlôs), 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.
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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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Nehama has fond memories of Volos, a beautiful port city that sits midway between Athens and Salonika/Thessaloniki.
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However, in the August issue of Israel & Christians Today I read of the World Council of Churches declaring the Jewish State "a sin," and reaffirming "replacement" theology at their recent conference in Volos, Greece, and condemned Israel's stand against the Palestinians.
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.
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