The 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.

The 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.

18th issue. Special: "Tourism"

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 sightseeing clubs.

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 building.

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.

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