Volos Central Greece Airport, more commonly known as Nea Anchialos National Airport is a civilian airport located in close proximity to the towns of Nea Anchialos, Almyros, Velestino and Farsala. The airport serves the cities of Volos, Lamia, and Larisa. The airport currently has one terminal, though upgrades to the airport to accommodate more air travel are expected in subsequent years. The airport has an elevation of 83 feet and a runway with an asphalt surface measuring 2,759 by 45 metres. It serves as a hub for airlines such as Sky Express and Austrian Airlines.
Exploring Volos can be done by availing a guided tour of the popular attractions or by simply strolling around the city. Tourists should drop by Horefto Beach, which is a perfect place for afternoon walks and for enjoying outdoor activities such as beach volleyball, and camping. It is one of the best ranked attractions in Volos for its pristine waters and sand that run along a four-kilometre stretch. A visit to Meteora monasteries through Volos Taxi Services is one of the most popular ways to explore the city. Drivers of this service will not only take tourists to popular destinations around the city, but will also share their knowledge of the history behind the attractions. This service has received mostly positive feedback from tourists and remains among the top suggestions in roaming the city. Through the tour, tourists will be able to see magnificent scenery, major historic sites, as well as experience the culture of Greece through authentic foods. If you're going for an outdoor adventure, make sure to hike at Goritsa Hill, where plenty of people gather to climb the top of the hill. Dive in to the history of the Neolithic era by visiting the Athanasakeion Archaeological Museum of Volos. It holds a collection of Neolithic artefacts and burial material. Tombstones from ancient Pyrasos and samples of the oldest 3D paintings in the world can also be found here.
Going around Volos is possible through public transportation, including buses that can take you to destinations within and outside the city. Bus fare costs are cheaper for inner city routes than destinations outside the city. Taxis are another option in getting around Volos. Taxi fares vary depending the time of day during which you ride one. The rate is higher when you ride from midnight to 5am. Cycling your way around the city is another popular means of getting around. Most part of the city is flat, and has designated bike lanes for easy cycling. You can also go around the city on foot, and find that a lot of people also do walk around especially on days when the weather is good.
To reach Volos Airport, tourists can fly in through international airlines including Air Berlin, Austrian Airlines, and Hellas Airlines. There are also buses that stop on the highway near the airport, as well as intercity coaches coming from Athens to Volos. Intercity trains also travel from various cities in Greece to Volos. Ferries that travel from Skiathos, Skopelos, and Alonissos can also take you to Volos.
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