Set between sea and mountain, Volos has the reputation for being the most beautiful city in Greece. Almost completely flattened by an earthquake in the 1950’s and rebuilt, it has a modern, airy feel, with the occasional gem of an old building tucked away amongst the new. The sea front is famous for its ouzo restaurants or “tsipouradika” where you can eat mezedes – a variety of mini portions of fish, vegetables and meat – accompanied by as much tsipouro as you can handle.
Nereida’s permanent berth is on the waterfront opposite The Bank of Greece. ΤΡΑΠΕΖΑ ΤΗΣ ΕΛΛΑΔΟΣ
Volos is a mix of ancient charm and modern sophistication. It has a theatre, a superbowl and a multi-screen cinema, but take time to explore the back streets and you’ll find craftsmen making traditional saddles for mules; carving ornate marble balconies, making bouzoukis – there’s even a sword sharpener if you happen to need one.