Municipal Center for History possesses today a rich archive
that consists of the Volos Municipality archive (1883-1982),
46 private archives concerning directly or indirectly the
city and its greater area, archives of old industrial enterprises,
as well as important material of building plans, maps, aerial
photos, transparencies and photos.
library of Volos's Municipal Center for History and Documentation
started operating in 1992, its aim being the collection,
administration, utilization and promotion of any kind or
form of printed documents.
This 18th En Volo summer issue features a special on tourism,
a topic regularly on the forefront this time of year. In
all their natural beauty, the greater Volos area, and indeed
the entire prefecture, have always been of interest to tourists,
thus making the tourist industry one of the most substantial
economic sectors of the region.
The special's topic was developed along three entities:
first it reports on the various views and estimates regarding
tourism in Magnesia, as well as on its special characteristics
and prospects (cultural, alternative).
The second, but most substantial entity, presents the various
alternative tourist routes that may be followed through,
or originate from, the city, archaeologically-oriented or
otherwise, and how these may lead to points of interest
in the town and the entire area.
The third entity presents the past through reports on the
"Xenia" hotels in Thessaly, the restoration of
traditional guesthouses by the National Board of Tourism
(EOT) during the seventies, and the activities of various
The "Memento" column presents a 1937 guidebook
on the villages of Mount Pelion, as reminisced by Aris Voliotis.
The "Literature" column presents the "traveling
impressions" of Giannis Mougogiannis on the "Seaside
Retreat of Ntamouhari", while in the "Presentation"
column, Professor Nikos Holevas presents an interesting
book by K. Trakosopoulou on J. Vilas, architect of the Speerer
The "Personalities" column is dedicated to Stauros
Vasardanis, manager of the Tourist Board of Magnesia (1961-1981),
whose name is associated with the development of tourism
in the area. Lastly, the "Agenda" column, focuses
on the, always rich in theatrical performances and concerts,
summer cultural activity of our town.