Volos is located in the Thessaly region of Greece, and is not only an important agricultural center but also serves as a port connecting this part of Greece to other parts of the world. Volos is known as "The City of Tsipouro", an alcoholic drink which is produced in the area. Expats living in Volos will be able to take in some of the city’s many sights and attractions, which include the Athanasakeion Archaeological Museum of Volos, St. Nikolaos Square and the Thessaly Railway Museum. The city has beautiful scenery and plenty of outdoor spaces to explore, as well as a thriving nightlife. Expatriates living in Volos will be able to enjoy the city’s many bars, clubs and restaurants, whilst there are also plenty of opportunities to enjoy shopping, leisure activities and water sports. Volos’ most popular sport is soccer, with a number of professional teams based in the city.
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Compared to other cities in Greece such as Athens, Volos has a relatively low cost of living and there are options for expats living in Volos to buy and rent property affordably. The climate in Volos is generally mild throughout the year, with hot summers and low humidity. Volos is easily accessed by road and rail in Greece whilst the city is located near the airport in Nea Anchialos for international travel. Expats moving to Volos with families will find a number of schools in the city. Furthermore, the city is also home to the University of Thessaly as well as various language schools. Expatriates new to Volos would benefit from signing up to InterNations where they can explore the website’s expat related content as well as interact with fellow expatriates, e.g. through its forum pages. The InterNations platform can be used to seek advice and share information about moving to Volos as well as Greece in general.
Volos is one of the most important industrial centers in Greece, and as such there are various opportunities for expatriates working in Volos. Some of its major areas of employment include steel production, engineering, energy, manufacturing as well as cement production. Because of its location as a port, Volos is also one of the primary areas for shipping and distribution in Greece. Other areas where expats may find work in Volos include education and research, retail, leisure, health care and public services. Expatriates in Volos can find useful information about work in the city through signing up to InterNations and using its forum pages to connect with fellow expats who may be able to help them find work. Fellow members may also be able to offer an insight into what it’s like to work as an expatriate in Greece, as well as advise on other areas such as housing, culture and others.