Should You Visit Volos?

Are you thinking about visiting Volos, Greece? Here's what you need to know before planning your trip.


Is Volos worth visiting?

Volos is worth visiting for one to two days so that you can explore everything that the city has to offer. Volos sits on the coast of Greece's mainland, between Athens and Thessaloniki. It's a port city with a nice waterfront area. It also offers a number of nice day trips to beaches and into the mountains.

Saint Constantine and Helen church, Volos Saint Constantine and Helen church, Volos

Reasons to Visit Volos

Food
Greece cuisine is very regional specific, and this area has its own dishes that are very different from elsewhere in the country. Deep fried kolitsianoi (sea anemone), boubari (local sausage), and spetzofai (sausage, tomato, and peppers) are just some of the unique dishes in the area.

Nightlife
The universities around town keep the nightlife scene active and fun. There are a number of bars and clubs that are fun throughout the year.

Beaches
If you're willing to travel out of town, this region has some of the best beaches in Greece. The summers are cooler than other parts of the country and the winters are milder, so this is both a beautiful and a comfortable place to explore.

Scuba Diving & Snorkeling
There are some snorkeling and dive shops in town that offer day trips.

Shopping
There are shopping malls and shopping centers around town that have a variety of retail options including clothing, jewelry, and home goods.

Authenticity
Volos has an authentic vibe where you can experience local culture, cuisine, and activities without the large tourist crowds of other popular destinations.




Is Volos worth visiting in the Summer?

The warm weather in summer is one of the reasons people visit at this time of year. Temperatures average around 26°C (78°F) with daily high temperatures often more than 34°C (92°F).

The peak season for travel is summer in Volos, so expect to see more tourists than usual. This destination is somewhat popular with travelers, and in the high season it's busier than usual.

Visiting the nearby beaches is one of the most popular things to do this time of year, so give yourself some time to enjoy the waves and sand. You'll also find it quite easy to get around on foot, because this is a very walkable city, especially in the nice weather. This is a great time of year to relax at the beach, enjoy the city's energy, and grab some drinks at a bar.


Summer Weather in Volos
Avg Temp
(°C/°F)
Avg Rain
(mm/inches)
July 26°C (78°F) 20 mm (0.8 in)
August 25°C (77°F) 16 mm (0.6 in)
September 22°C (71°F) 29 mm (1.1 in)

Is Volos worth visiting in the Autumn?

Autumn is the shoulder season for travel in Volos. Even though Volos is fairly busy with tourists, in the shoulder season there will be smaller crowds and better prices.

You'll find the weather to be very nice here during autumn with average temperatures around 17°C (62°F).

You'll find plenty to do during autumn, as you'll be able to discover the big city activities.


Autumn Weather in Volos
Avg Temp
(°C/°F)
Avg Rain
(mm/inches)
October 17°C (62°F) 47 mm (1.9 in)
November 11°C (52°F) 58 mm (2.3 in)
December 7°C (44°F) 52 mm (2 in)

Is Volos worth visiting in the Winter?

This is the low season for travel in Volos. This destination is fairly touristy, but in the low season you can find fewer crowds and better deals.

The weather in Volos can be quite cold during winter, and averages around 6°C (42°F). But be prepared for much lower temperatures, too.

During this season it's fun to experience the cuisine, the nightlife, and the big city activities.


Winter Weather in Volos
Avg Temp
(°C/°F)
Avg Rain
(mm/inches)
January 6°C (42°F) 30 mm (1.2 in)
February 7°C (45°F) 35 mm (1.4 in)
March 10°C (49°F) 36 mm (1.4 in)

Is Volos worth visiting in the Spring?

You'll find the weather to be very nice here during spring with average temperatures around 14°C (56°F).

Spring is the shoulder season for travel in Volos, which means slightly less visitors than in the peak season. Even though Volos is fairly busy with tourists, in the shoulder season there will be smaller crowds and better prices.

This is a great time of year to browse the shops and take advantage of the local nightlife.


Spring Weather in Volos
Avg Temp
(°C/°F)
Avg Rain
(mm/inches)
April 14°C (56°F) 29 mm (1.1 in)
May 19°C (66°F) 37 mm (1.5 in)
June 23°C (74°F) 24 mm (0.9 in)

Things to Consider Before Visiting Volos

Museums: Volos isn't a place that's filled with a huge number of sights and attractions. There are a couple of museums in town including the Archaeological Museum of Volos.

Not As Family-Friendly
While there are some family activities, it's not as child-friendly as other destinations.

The Cost
Depending on your budget, schedule, and travel style, Volos might be an expensive destination for you. You can find out the travel costs for Volos here or see if Volos is expensive here.

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What is Volos most famous for?

Volos is most famous for its vibrant seaside setting and its access to nearby natural beauty. People visit this impressive city for its great food, nightlife, and beaches. It's also known for scuba diving & snorkeling and shopping. It is often described as authentic, vibrant, and youthful.

What is the most famous sight in Volos?

The most popular sight in Volos is The Archaeological Museum of Volos. You can see prices and costs for this and other sights in Volos on our travel costs page.

Or, see tickets, activities, and tours for The Archaeological Museum of Volos and other attractions here.

How touristy is Volos? Is it a popular city to visit?

Volos is more popular with local tourists than with international visitors. Here are some of the most popular activities and tours. (Prices in US Dollars)

  • Half-Day Sea Kayak Tour "The Secret Cave": $49
  • East Pelion - Sea Kayak Tour "Short Paddle": $38
  • Kayaking Adventure around Pelion Coastline: $33
  • HIKING PELION - Private Guided Full or Half Day Tour: $197
  • BIKING PELION Private Guided Full or Half Day Tour: $211
  • Volos Pelion Full Day Tour: $240
  • From Hidden Sights of Meteora Private Tour: $217
  • Pagasetic Gulf Full-Day Sailboat Experience: $745

How long should I spend in Volos?

The ideal length of time for a trip to Volos is one to two days. Since Volos has activities such as dining, nightlife, and beaches, many visit for up to two days.

If you have a specific amount of time for your trip, see our advice about how much time to spend here: Should I spend 1, 2, or 3 days in Volos?, Should I spend 3, 4, or 5 days in Volos?, and Should I spend 1 or 2 weeks in Volos?.