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Magnesia (Thessaly - Greece)

Magnesia (Magnisia). The prefecture of Magnesia is a region with many riches: history, mythology, cultural traditions, a living artistic activity, a wonderful nature, hospitable people and a modern tourist infrastructure. Magnesia has a coast on the Pagasitic gulf and the Aegean Sea, and along with the islands of the Northern Sporades (Skiathos, Skopelos and Alonissos) which also belong to the district of Magnesia, it offers a unique variety.

There are hotels, rooms to rent, traditional residential areas, campgrounds, recreation centres,  every visitor can find a place to stay and spend a wonderful vacation.

Capital of Magnesia is the city of Volos. One of the most famous regions of Magnesia is Pelion (Pilion). The airports of Skiathos and Volos (near Anchialos) connect Magnesia with the rest of Greece and Europe. There is a very good connection to other parts of Greece by road, rail and ferries. One can easily take public transport or international airports to travel to the this prefecture.

Magnesia is also a challenge for the knowledge of antiquity and contemporary culture. Achilles, Jason, the Argonauts and the Centaurs are some of the figures from the rich mythology and history of the region.

The Ancient Theatre of Demetrias, the museums, the Neolithic settlements of Sesklo and Dimini, the admirable Byzantine and Post-Byzantine churches are of high historic value.

All this in combination with the traditional habbits (the marriage ceremony, a dance which symbolizes the rebirth of nature, the local carnival, etc.), the contemporary artistic creativity (the International Centre for Skopelos Photography, artistic happenings of the great municipalities) makes a visit to this region an experience with great variety.

The name Magnesia the prefecture probably owes is derived from the former residents who were called Magnites. Magnis was the son of Aelos. Excavations from the Neolithic period are located in Sesklo and Dimini. It’s worth mentioning, during the Turkish occupation the inhabitants move to the mountain villages of Pelion.


Photos of Magnesia - Images Magnesia


Milies Pilion - Griekenland - foto 32 - Foto van De Griekse Gids Milina Pilion - Griekenland - foto 5 - Foto van De Griekse Gids Volos Magnisia - Griekenland - foto 4 - Foto van De Griekse Gids Kala Nera Pilion - Griekenland  - foto 6 - Foto van De Griekse Gids Makrinitsa Pilion - Griekenland - foto 16 - Foto van De Griekse Gids Tzasteni Pilion - Griekenland -foto 10 - Foto van De Griekse Gids Milies Pilion - Griekenland - foto 9 - Foto van De Griekse Gids Volos Magnisia - Griekenland - foto 9 - Foto van De Griekse Gids Agria Pilion - Griekenland - De Griekse Gids 009 - Foto van De Griekse Gids Vizitsa Pilion - Griekenland - foto 17 - Foto van De Griekse Gids Milies Pilion - Griekenland - foto 29 - Foto van De Griekse Gids Agia Kyriaki Pilion - Griekenland - foto 20 - Foto van De Griekse Gids Milina Pilion - Griekenland - foto 13 - Foto van De Griekse Gids Tzasteni Pilion - Griekenland -foto 4 - Foto van De Griekse Gids Volos Magnisia - Griekenland - foto 2 - Foto van De Griekse Gids


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Highest average temperature Magnesia
January
9.8°C
February
12.0°C
March
14.7°C
April
19.6°C
May
25.7°C
June
31.0°C
July
33.1°C
Augustus
32.6°C
September
28.4°C
October
22.2°C
November
15.8°C
December
11.1°C

Pictures of Magnesia

Volos Magnisia - Griekenland - foto 4 - Foto van De Griekse Gids

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