Ath. Koutroumpas Entomological Museum in Volos
It is the result of the long preoccupation of Athanasios Koutroumpas with the collection of insects.
The museum is unique in Greece and one of the most organized of the Balkans. It is widely known in the scientific world that deals with this subject.
The collection is constantly enriched with new species. It now contains 35,000 different insects of various races, however, the most of them are Lepidoptera belonging to more than 10,000 species, subspecies and races and they are classified according to the international rules of the Statistical Entomology.
The exhibits come from many parts of Greece and Europe and from other continents, too. The species were gathered during the trips that Dr. Ath. Koutroumpas has occasionally made.
You will see the museum's exhibits categorized per continent, insect class, family, genus and species. Among them there are rare or unique specimens. One of them is Thysania Agrippina of South America, the largest butterfly in the world, with a wings opening of 37-40 cm
Address: Zachos and General Makriyannis Streets
Tel: (+030) 24210.48.556, 60.601
The visits made upon telephone appointment. The entrance is free, while the tour is made by Mr. Koutroumpas.
For your stay in Magnesia, you can book a room in one of the hotels and Bed & Breakfast inns.
In Volos, as well as in many other areas of Pelion, there are hotels and accommodations of various categories and types (rooms to let, residences, Bed & Breakfast inns, studios, hostels, guesthouses and furnished apartments) that can satisfy every visitor's demands and needs for a pleasant and enjoyable stay.
You will find wonderful hotels, rooms and apartments to let of all categories and price ranges.
You can find a list of hotels and rooms to let, as well as special offers for low cost holidays, in the list of lodgings in the area and the accommodation offers and deals.
You can access Magnesia by car through the road network.
The best way to explore the area is to have your own car and is worth to visit places that are not accesible by the local public transport and tours.
Moving around within Magnesia is made possible by using the bus from Magnesia, with regular routes between areas.
For your convenience, you can use the route map on the field “Routes” with information about the mileage, the time you need and the route you will follow, selecting the points of interest.
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