Amaliapolis is a beautiful seaside village about 60km south of Volos, on the western side of the Pagasetic Gulf in Greece. It sits in its own bay with a small island off-shore and has a gently sloping sandy beach (good for kids) and several tavernas and bars, some of which stay open all year. The tavernas are particularly well-known for the fresh fish they serve and have many customers at week-ends with day-trippers from Volos. It is also popular as a holiday destination in August for Athenians. However outside August it is a great spot to get 'away from it all' and there are hardly any foreign tourists. Prices are also very reasonable as the Greek visitors won't put up with over-charging! Another bonus of the lack of foreign visitors is that the old. Greek concept of 'filoxenia' is alive and well and the locals are really friendly and welcoming. There is a choice of small hotels and apartments to rent which any web search can turn up. There are other nice beaches within easy reach of Amaliapolis - for example, Nies and near Pigadi.