The unique Tsipouradika of Volos and Nea Ionia
"Tsipouradika" have a long history since the beginning of last century.
Since the old days, when everything was more pure and authentic, when all the inhabitants of the area were members of a large group, tsipouradika were the meeting place to spend their beautiful moments, but also, often, the full of sorrows ones. There they were sharing their joys and their difficult moments.
At the harbor and at the neighborhoods of the city, there was the meeting place for locals, and is still the essential place that today's visitor will visit in Volos.
The living tradition of the area, that was a small ritual, became nowadays an institution and is particularly loved by the friendly guests.
Whoever comes in Volos and experience the unique atmosphere of Tsipouradika, it is sure he will come again and again.
The whole habit started by the refugees from Asia Minor who had settled in Volos and mainly by those who were working at the port.
After their work, at noon, they were gathered at the harbor in the small cafes to drink tsipouro, which most of the times was served with some snacks in small plates, a habit that continues today. Over the years, the habit of meeting at noon in harbor’s tsipouradika with the seafood appetizers became a way of life also for the local workers. Gradually the groups became increasingly large, the snacks increasingly rich and sophisticated and the whole process always kept its authenticity.
The reputation of tsipouradika spread in the region, subsequently throughout Greece and soon became known even abroad. All visitors in Volos (Greek and foreign tourists) will go to see the famous tsipouradika and most of them will become fanatics and their customers. The secret of their success lies in the authenticity of the offered snacks, in the endless variety (with every new order the appetizers are different and certainly you can’t taste them all) and in their genuine tsipouro.
The taste has the first word, but if you try to learn the recipes, you probably will not find an answer, because the secrets of their cooking are disclosed only to anyone who would continue the tradition.
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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