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ALMYROS (ALS) , Town , MAGNESSIA , GREECE

Geographical Data

Type of location: Port, Town hall, Province capital, Bay
Postal Code: 37100
Tel +30 24220
Altitude: 70 meters
Longitude: 22o 45' 27" E
Latitude: 39o 10' 49" N

Useful Information (2)

Responsible port authority

Central Port Authority of Volos

Tel: +30 24210 28888, 33840, 76720, Fax: +30 24210 20115

Police

Police Department of Almyros

Tel: +30 24220 21111, 23333

Local governments (2)

Town-halls

Almyros Municipality

Tel: +30 24223 50200, 50254

Municipalities' district offices

Almyros Community

  We can trace the history of contemporary Almyros back to ancient Alos, home of Achilles, near the site Kefalosi; it was moved to its present location after suffering repeated raids by pirates.
  In the Archaeological Museum the visitor can admire stone carvings, reliefs, inscriptions, as well as artifacts from the Mycenean, Geometric, Classical and Hellenistic periods, up until the age of the Roman Empire. A short distance form Almyros are the remains of ancient Alos and the Kouri forest, covering an area of 1,100 hectares with artificial lakes, various kinds of animals and a miniature train, which takes visitors on a tour in the forest.
  Setting out form Almyros one can visit the Monastery of the Dormition, Upper Xenias, 600 metres up in the Othris mountains, and admire the superb frescoes and carved wooden screen dating from the 16th century, before enjoying a walk on the Othris mountains and through the are of Zirelia, natural habitat of many aquatic species. The Forestry Department office at Almyros supplies maps of planned walking routs and the Climbers Club of Almyros will provide any information you need about climbing and mountain walks. A short distance from the town are the beaches of Almyros, Euxeinoupolis and Platanos, where you can swim and enjoy the appetizers in one of the beautiful little tavernas. Two of the year's high spots in the region are the Euxeinoupolis carnival and the fish evening on Almyros beach, organized every June.
This text (extract) is cited November 2003 from the GNTO - Region of Thessaly - Prefecture of Magnesia - Magnesia Prefecture Tourism Committee tourist pamphlet.


Selected tourism enterprises (1)

Travel agencies

Danae Travel Bureau

Tel: +30 211 3247512, Fax: +30 211 3221717

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