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Οld postcard depicting the harbor of the city of Volos.

1884. Arrival in Volos

Pervasive excitement and immense curiosity

Plan your work for today and every day, then work your plan.

Margaret Hilda Thatcher




While the athlete is traveling on his sailboat from Istanbul to Athens, he makes a stop in the city of Volos. In Athens they are waiting for him as a national hero. In Volos he will make several appearances and the spotlight will be on him.

May 2, 1884
Some comments on the excessive strength of the athlete.
May 5, 1884. The journalist of the above article, among other things, writes “I don’t want to describe what I saw this athlete do, because some will think I’m telling them fairy tales…”
May 20, 1884. Article from the newspaper of Volos, announcing the arrival of Coutalianos in Athens.
Stratonos (or Kazarma) Square in Volos. This is an old photo, before it was renamed to Riga Feraiu Square, as it is called today. During his stay in Volos, Coutalianos possibly trained in that place.
Painting that maps the different areas of the city of Volos.
May 12, 1884
Text of Coutalianos’ interview. This is an amazing document of the time.
View of the city of Ayvali. Aivali was one of the cities that Coutalianos went to during that period. The sketch is drawn by Fotis Kontoglou.
Indicative map of Coutalianos movements during the period 1883-1884
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