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Your quick city guide of Nea Anchialos. All necessary and essential information while your stay in Nea Anchialos.

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  • Issued by Asderakis Hotels Copyright 2012

    H O T E L S

    YOUR FREE TOURIST CITY GUIDE

    ea AnchialosQuick Tourist City Guide

    English Edition

    OF HEALTH INTEREST OFOF HEALTH INTEREST OFNEA ANCHIALOS

    of PROFESSIONALS

    and BUSINESSES

    of PROFESSIONALS

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  • Dear guest,

    A warm welcome to Nea Anchialos

    .

    We are delighted that you have chosen our hotels as your

    'home away from home' and I sincerely hope your stay is

    a pleasant and memorable.

    One of the largest destinations of Magnesia, there is no

    shortage of things to see and do in Nea Anchialos.

    We hope that this guide a useful resource in the city to

    plan your visit. We also invite you to experience our

    exciting food and beverage destinations.

    Our team and we are looking forward to being at your

    service and wish you a pleasant stay.

    Vassilis Asderakis Giannis Asderakis

    General Manager General Manager

  • Table of index

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    03Contents

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    04Welcome

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    06How to come

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    08Information

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    09Must to see

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    11Eating out

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    13The Tsipouro

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    14Our Cuisine

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    05Climate

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    15Local products

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    16Entertainment

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    21Maps

  • 4Welcome to

    Nea Anchialos

    Thanks to its picturesque, charming nature, clean seaside, the coexistence of

    peacefulness and the cosmopolitan life and mainly the clean environment and

    the hospitality of the local people, have made the town one of the biggest

    tourist resorts of the area. Nea Anchialos has dense vegetation, full of pine

    trees, vineyards, olive trees, almonds trees.

    Nea Anchialos is a seashore city

    situated 18 km southeast of Volos,

    almost in the middle of the distance

    between Athens (305 km) and

    Thessaloniki (230 km).

    Two little hills, Kokkinovrahos and

    Mavrorahi, rise west-northwest,

    which attribute to the town its

    exquisite view of the clear waters of

    Pagassitikos bay and reveal the

    excellent laying out.

    The beautiful coasts of Nea Anchialos

    extend to 20 kilometers. There is a

    variety of beaches with the unique

    reddish sand (appropriate for sand-

    baths for people suffering from

    rheumatism).

    There is also golden sand as well as

    cliffs and pebbles. Small bays and

    ports, which are formed in certain

    areas, offer indisputably clear water,

    ideal for swimming, fishing and sea

    sports.

    Goverment:

    Country Greece

    Periphery Thessaly

    County Magnesia

    Municipality Volos

    Population 7,411

    Area 80.462 km

    Density 92 /km

    Currency Euro 1 = 100 cent

    Postal Code 37400

    Opening Hours

    Mon-Wed-Sat 08:00-14:00

    Tue-Thu-Fri 08:00-14:00 &

    17:30-20:30

    Sun Closed

    Only some shops are open.

    Internet www.anchialos.com

    Emmergency Numbers:

    Police 100 (local phone)

    Fire Brigade 199

    Tourist Information:

    Volos Tourism Information Office

    Tel: +30 24210 23.500

  • Nea Anchialos

    Climate

    Nea Anchialos, unlike other towns in Thessalian plain, enjoys a mild

    Mediterranean climate with can-be-hot-but-bearable summers (though a little bit

    humid) and mild winters. Spring and autumn are the best to visit the city itself,

    winter is the time to be on the Pelion mountain villages, and summer definitely

    dedicated to the numerous beaches on the suburbs of Nea Anchialos.

    Monthly Average Statistics

    On Foot: Nea Anchialos is extremely By Bus: The frequent buses

    compact and covering it on foot is not schedule connecting Nea Anchialos

    a problem. A lot of pedestrian streets with Almyros gives you a cheap

    and specially the of the sea side are opportunity to visit Volos. The bus

    waiting for you to discover the beauty drive is 15 minutes.

    of the city.

    Getting Around

    By Taxi: There are many taxis in Nea

    Anchialos. If you need a taxi during

    your stay the best way is to contact

    your hotel to call it for you.

    By Rent a Car: If you do not have a mean of transportation, we advice you to

    rent a car, as mainland in Greece has wonderful places to visit and you will

    safe time. There are many Rent a car companies. Ask your hotel.

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    H: Average High Temperature (C) L: Average Low Temperature (C)

    MM:Average Rain Fall (mm) R: Average Rainfall Days

    Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec

  • How To Come to

    Nea Anchialos

    Nea Anchialos Airport (VOL) is Long distance buses travelling

    the first civil airport of Thessaly. to Nea Anchialos terminate at

    Located 18 km away from the the bus station at the local port.

    city the city of Nea Anchialos Nea Anchialos is connected on

    and 26 km from Volos, is easily regular basis to Athens,

    accessible from the motorway Thessaloniki, Patras and

    E75. One can get a bus from Ioannina. Local buses connect

    the airport terminal or a taxi to Nea Anchialos with Volos and

    come in Nea Anchialos. Almyros.

    Nea Anchialos has regular rail From the E75 highway from

    connection. From Athens or Athens or Thessaloniki, turn

    Thessaloniki to Volos and from right at the exit

    there by bus or taxi to Nea "MIKROTHIVES. Pass

    Anchialos. Mikrothives and 5 km you reach

    the Nea Anchialos.

    The geographical position of Magnesia, in the centre of mainland Greece

    and just a short distance from Athens and Thessaloniki, makes a journey

    here easy and convenient by whatever means you choose to travel.

    01

    By Plane

    02

    By Bus

    03

    By Train

    04

    By Car

    6

  • LEARNING GREEK

    Many people speak English in cities and tourist areas in order to survive in

    Greece without speaking Greek, but of course if you live here you want to learn

    the language. In very remote areas, where appropriate, English may be spoken.

    USEFUL PHRASES

    Mastering the alphabet is important and is not as

    difficult as it might seem at first place. The Greek

    language is phonetic so once you have learned

    the letters is relatively easy to read in Greek.

    Hello: Ghia Sou

    Good morning: Kalimera

    Good afternoon: Kalispera

    Good night: Kalinihta

    Thank you: Efharisto

    You're welcome: Parakalo

    Cheers: Ghia mas

    Yes / No: Nai / Ohi

    Excuse me: Sygnomi

    How are you: Ti kanete

    Open: Anihto

    Closed: Klesto

    How much: Poso kani

    Excuse me' where is.?

    Sighnomi, pu ine. . . ?

    May I have the bill please:

    Ton logariasmo parakalo

  • Essential

    Information

    Airport

    The Nea Anchialos-Volos Airport is the only of Central Greece and only 10

    minutes away from the centre of Nea Anchialos. If you take a taxi you will pay

    approximately 25 (including the luggage). You can also take the bus at Nea

    Anchialos port. Please advice your hotel for your departure.

    Public Transport

    There are very frequent bus schedules

    from/to Volos every day almost every 20

    min. The bus stop is at Nea Anchialos port

    and you can buy tickets inside the bus. If

    your destination is Athens or other major

    city you better reserve a seat and get a

    ticket at the bus station located in the

    center of the city. Buses to Volos start at

    05:30 and the last return bus is at 09:45.

    Taxi

    Don't take a taxi without reason. You can go by foot to

    most of the important places of Nea Anchialos and Volos.

    Nea Anchialos Taxi Station - Phone: +30 24280 76340

    Pharmacy

    Each pharmacy in Nea Anchialos has a notice on the

    door showing which are open out of normal hours and

    their addresses and phone number.

    Banks

    There is only an Agricultural Bank of Greece branch in Nea

    Anchialos. Though there are three ATM points for your

    convenience. Bank opening hours are Monday to

    Thursday 8am to 2.30pm, Friday 8am to 2.00pm

    Post

    Ellinikis Aeroporias Str. (City Center). Tel: +30 24280 76208

    Driving

    Greece has a very bad road safety record in Europe. Driving is often fast and

    aggressive and the cities are congested, particularly Athens.

    Driving licences issued by EU member states are mutually recognized in

    Greece. Licenses from the US, Canada, Australia and Japan can be converted

    to Greek ones without a driving test, provided the applicant is in possession of

    a residence permit. Cost is 58 Euros.

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  • Nea Anchialos Archaeological Site

    Fthiotides Thebes, one of the most significant centers

    of Early Christian Eastern Roman Thessaly, was

    developed at the area where today's city of Nea

    Anchialos spreads out. The most important findings

    Volos Archaeological Museum

    The museum, one of the most significant Greek

    museums of a prototypal layout, a donation by

    Alexios Athanasakis, was built in1909. Neolithic

    findings from the settlements of Sesklo and Dimini

    of the area are extant parts of early Christian churches, chronologically dated

    around the 5th and 6th centuries AD. Among the relics of these Early Christian

    churches and other public buildings and baths of the city, prominent are the

    splendid mosaics found preserved in rather good condition.

    Folklore Museum George Dionyssiou

    You can visit the private folk museum of folklore "To

    Aletri of George Dionyssiou, a local folklorist and

    author of several books, who has created it since

    to1982 at his ground floor of his house. The collection

    includes traditional rural life objects, costumes, utensils, tools, photos, etc. and

    traditional occupations. Address: 15, Agiou Georgiou Str. Nea Anchialos -

    Tel: +30 2428077733

    are exposed in its rooms, clay figurines, geometric period utensils from the

    castle of Volos, from Pefkakia, Neapoli and the greater Thessalian territory,

    classical sculptures, rare articulated figurines, relieves of the Alexander of

    Dimitrias period. Exhibits of exceptional importance are the rare written steles,

    preserving 3rd century BC elements of Ancient Greek Painting on marble.

    Open all year 8:00 to 15:00 (closed on Mondays)

    The must of concierge

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  • Pelion Mountain

    Pelion the mountain of the Centaurs was chosen by

    The Twelve Olympians Gods as a summer residence.

    Today thousands of tourists from all over the world

    visit it all year round. Here the visitors can taste the

    delicious fruits of Pelion, the famous sweet candied fruits and preserves, as

    well as the strong flavors of the local cuisine. Architectural villages adorn the

    slopes of Pelion built on a densely forested region with abundant waters

    springing up from everywhere.

    Meteora

    A MUST to see while you are in the area is Meteora

    which is 150 Klm drive. Meteora is an area in Thessaly

    and Kalampaka is the city under the rock towers of

    Meteora. The thing that makes Meteora so special is

    Skiathos

    Visit the island of Papadiamantis and tour at the

    streets where "Mama Mia" was filmed. Discover

    island's beauty and its emerald beaches.

    the monasteries on the top of the rock towers. The monasteries, the amount of

    peaks to climb and the paths for hiking brings in Meteora the whole year many

    tourists.

    The must of concierge

    Neolithic settlements of Dimini-Sesklo

    Visit the Neolithic settlements in the areas of Dimini

    and Sesklo which were inhabited by the 5 th millennium

    BC. Automatic guided tour in Greek and English.

    Open every day except Monday 8:30 to 15:00. Tel: +30

    2421085960

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  • Eating

    Out

    Nchoices are local Souvlatzidika

    ea Anchialos specializes in where souvlaki and gyros is served.

    "Tsipouradika" (also called "Ouzeri")

    where ("Tsipouro") (local Greek spirit) People in Greece usually eats late in

    is served with a huge variety of fish & the evening (21:00 - 24:00), during

    sea food tidbits. There are plenty of day most of Taverns, Psistaries and

    "Tsipouradika" along the waterfront Restaurants are closed.

    near the port.

    However Tsipouradika and Fast Food

    The choices for eating are are open all day long.

    Tsipouradika where seafood is

    served, Taverns where mostly meat

    dishes are served, Restaurants

    where Greek dishes can be found ,

    Psistaries (Grill houses) where the

    main dish is grilled meat, Fast Food

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  • TSIPOURO

  • Our Habbits

    The Tsipouro

    The history begins at the decade of 20's, when the 'Tsipouradika' were

    few and the productions of traditional This is a traditional ceremony

    alcohol drink "Tsipouro" was being at which maintained years ago. The

    small quantities. 25ari is a small bottle with tsipouro

    Then it was when the 25ari (small for a small glass.

    bottle 0,25ml of Tsipouro drink) was

    established with accompany of Tsipouradika can be found in

    appetizers, mostly seafood, such as every corner of Nea Anchialos and

    octopus, crawfishes and many other Volos city, so the visitor can seat

    tastes. at one of the many tsipouradika of

    The tradition says that refuges from the town and simply enjoy tsipouro

    Asia Minor brought with them the drink and the appetizers proposed

    habit of Tsipouro drink, accompanied and served.

    with seafood appetizers. In our days,

    every different tsipouro should be It is worth to visit Tsipouradika and

    accompanied with different appetizer. feel the special atmosphere that

    have.

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  • Traditional

    Cuisine

    Rich nature, rich and delicious fantasy in Magnesia. Among

    the thousands of olive trees, fruit trees and aromatic herbs,

    the place offers delicious fruit that stimulate the taste.

    Besides, it is no secret that Magnesia is not famous only

    for its unparalleled beauty, but also for original and

    delicious flavors of fruit, traditional food and sweets.

    Enjoy fresh fish as it in the first demand.

    Enjoy lobster or grouper in the fish taverns, and enjoy the

    local tsipouro.

    materials

    2 Kg sauerkraut

    4 tablespoons unsalted butter

    1 heaped tbsp tomato puree

    2 to 3 small hot peppers (optional)

    1.5 cup olive oil

    1.5 kg pork, preferably shoulder, cut into portions

    juice of two lemons

    salt and black pepper

    Preparation:

    Cut the cabbage as the salad, but thicker, drain the water.

    Heat the butter in a large saucepan and add the cabbage, throwing the pulp

    of the tomatoes soften the cover and the oil for 10-15 minutes until wilted.

    In another pan saute the meat with oil and the chili pepper.

    After browning add to the pot with the cabbage, add the lemon juice mix with

    a wooden spoon, cover the saucepan and simmer over low heat for half an

    hour.

    Served in a shallow dish and accompanied by red wine.

    Pork with

    cabbage pickles

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  • Traditional

    Products

    Olive - Olive Oil

    The Anchialos, thanks to climate and topography,

    produces oil and olives, which boast distinctive flavor and

    quality. The high nutritional value and unique taste of

    olives and olive oil Anchialos to have established it as an

    integral component of the Mediterranean diet.

    Wine

    The Anchialos has a long tradition in wine production over

    the centuries. The Agricultural Cooperative "Demeter" was

    founded in 1918 and has operated since then continuously.

    You can buy the local wines from local distributors.

    Jam - Sweet

    New Anchialos grown without the use of fertilizers, a large

    variety of fruits of excellent quality. The wonderful fruits are

    the raw material for the famous jam and preserves the

    women of Nea Anchialos make with exceptional skill.

    Pottery

    Ultimate original creativity and artistic completeness of the

    pottery in Nea Anchialos. The variety of shapes and their

    quality is remarkable. The local artists usually work with

    no organized facilities but with a special skill using the

    traditional method of wheel or mold.

    Wood Painting

    The Anchialos with intense color, the green surroundings,

    the beautiful blue sea and blue sky, is a crucial source of

    inspiration for artists living and working in this blessed

    place. The strong traditional elements of these works of

    art are intended to portray the struggle for a creative life,

    but exude optimism and inspire love for nature and the

    magnificence of life

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  • Most of the cafs and bars in Nea Anchialos on the beach front of the town. There is no need to know the number or name. The city is like a big family.

    Just ask someone for help, and they'll gladly point you in the right direction!

    When we are talking about the nightlife in Greece we mean intensive nightlife

    till the morning. For many locals the nightlife begins at 18:00-19:00 and

    finishes at 06:00 in the Morning!

    Get mixed with locals and enjoy your favorite drink or cocktail in bars or clubs

    of Nea Anchialos where drinks & mezedes hang-out, and the music theme

    changes nightly. Many live happenings throughout summer.

    All Day Beach Bar

    ZACHARI

    KENTRI

    Coffe Bar

    Entertainment

    Night Life

  • TSIPOURO

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    RESTORANTS

    Ouzeri

    GALAXIAS

    1, Diamandopoulou Str - 37400 ea Anchialos

    2428076232

    sipouradiko - Ouzeri

    FINISTRINIKasneti Str (beach) - 37400 ea Anchialos

    2428077541

    http://finistrini.iplaza.gr

    GIOUSOURIMaltezou Str (beach park) - 37400 ea Anchialos

    2428077534

    [email protected]

    www.anchialos.com/giousouri

    MAISTRA75, Ellinikis Aeroporias Str - 37400 Nea Anchialos

    2428076762

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    GALINI1, Ellinikis Aeroporias Str - 37400 ea Anchialos

    24280

    ALEXANDROSStavridis Dimarchou Str - 37400 ea Anchialos

    2428076752

    2428077440

    Grill

    52, Eleftherias Str - Nea Anchialos

    el: 2428076576 - Mob: 6977337272

    Tavernas - Restaurants - Ouzeri

    DAEDALOSMaltezou Str (end) - 37400 ea Anchialos

    2428076816

    2428076816

    S52, Eleftherias Str - 37400 ea Anchialos

    2428076576

    GALAXIAS2, Diamandopoulou Str - 37400 ea Anchialos

    2428076232

    KYR NIKOS1, Diamandopoulou Str - 37400 ea Anchialos

    24280

    RESTORANTS

    Ouzeri

  • 19

    he 5 FEllinikis Aeroporias Str - 37400 Nea Anchialos

    el: 2428000000 - Fax:

    GARFIELDEleftherias Str - 37400 Nea Anchialos

    el: 2428000000 - Fax:

    Gyros - Souvlaki

    Souvlaki - Gyradika - Snacks

    Pico Bello

    Pizzaria

    PICCO BELLO65, Ellinikis Aeroporias Str - 37400 Nea Anchialos

    Tel: 2428078338 - Fax:

    Snacks - Puff Pastries

    JIMMYEleftherias Str - 37400 Nea Anchialos

    el: 2428000000 - Fax:

    MANOS52, Eleftherias Str - 37400 Nea Anchialos

    Tel: 2428076576 - Fax:

    OROS STEKI GARFIELDJIMMYEleftherias Str Eleftherias Str Eleftherias StrEleftherias Str

    ea Anchialos ea Anchialos ea Anchialos ea Anchialos

    SOUVLAKI

    Snacks

  • BAR - CAF

    Clubs

    Bars - Caf - Clubs

    AIOLIA

    2, Zafiri Str

    Alonaki - Nea Anchialos

    el: 24280

    KENTRI

    Kasneti Str (end)

    Port - Nea Anchialos

    el: 24280

    AMBIA YIALA

    2, Diamandopoulou Str

    Beach -

    el: 2428076323

    RI CAF BAR

    30, Kasneti Str

    Beach - Nea Anchialos

    el:

    PROFIL CAF BAR

    Kasneti Str

    Beach - Nea Anchialos

    el: 2428076323

    GLAMOUR CAF

    Kasneti Str

    Beach - Nea Anchialos

    el: 2428077606

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  • GARFIELD

    Map Of Nea Anchialos

    Magnesia

  • I n Magnesiamake Asderakis Hotels

    your first choice

    and the second

    PROTESSILAOS HOTELH O T E L S

    Protessilaos Hotel

    8, Kasneti Str 37400 Nea Anchialos Volos

    el: +30 2428078780 Fax: +30 2428077551

    Email: [email protected] Web: www.protessilaos.com

    Laodamia Hotel

    2a, Diamandopoulou Str 37400 Nea Anchialos Volos

    Tel: +30 2428078800 Fax: +30 2428078839

    Email: [email protected] Web: www.laodamia.com

    Stroll along

    the picturesque coast of Nea Anchialos

    explore the ancient glory

    visiting the ruins of early Christian basilicas,

    engulfed by the magic of quiet verdant environment

    by making your walk along the seaside

    and discover Asderakis Hotels.

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