The Little Train of Pelion
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Meteora Monasteries
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Historic Picture of Argo
In order to confirm these results, the tests will be repeated on more samples. If this further research produces the same results, then this will be a clear indication that the Argonauts knew of the gold of Colchis and that the quest of the Argonauts was not simply a myth. It is the struggle to acquire knowledge of a method for making a profit that influenced world even then.
The Golden Fleece essentially indicates the way in which they collected the gold. It seems that in the region of Georgia they would drop animal skins (fleece means skin) into the rivers in which the gold could be found. They would then collect it by either by burning of drying the fleece, and would collect the gold this way. This is the reason why the Argonauts made their journey to distant Colchis, something that the archaeologists had always suspected…
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The magical story of Jason and the Argonauts is known worldwide; there have even been films made about the famous journey and adventure he bravely went on with his men.

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Nowadays tourists can visit the sites that legend refers to in the wider region of Volos and the Pagaseticus Gulf and combine this visit with references and discoveries related to the “Argo” ship.

For those who prefer an organised tour and want to be led by local expert guides in the field, there are many tours and trips through which one can learn about the famous myth of Argo and the Argonauts’ expedition. At the same time discovering so many of Pelion’s secrets and its beauty as a region. Organised tours take place where people can visit the settlements of ‘Sesklo’ and ‘Dimini’. Today, the archaeological site of Dimini is situated 3 km away from the beach; during the 5th millennium BC the sea was only 1 km away, while Sesklo was first inhabited in the middle of the 7th millennium.

Any architectural remnants of that era are rare; in fact, these are elliptical trenches and segments of walls protruding from the ground, made of tree branches and mud.