Agria is a seaside town in the Prefecture of Magnesia, located 7
km east of Volos. It was the seat of the municipality of Agria until
2010 when it was annexed to the municipality of Volos. It included
the municipal districts of Agria, Drakeia and Chania. It is bathed
by the waters of the Pagasitic Gulf while it is half an hour away
from the ski center of Chania. It is known for its tsipouro
restaurants, its oil production and the EPSA lemonade, as well as
for the vinegar factory "E. PAPADIMITRIOU SA" which produces quality
vinegar under the brand name AGROX.
In 2011, the actual population of Agrias had 5,191 inhabitants. Agria is the birthplace of the composer Vangelis Papathanassiou.
The community of Agria in the prefecture of Larissa was established on August 31, 1912 with the detachment of the settlement of Agria from the municipality of Nilia and its designation as the seat of the community. The community was separated from the prefecture of Larissa to the prefecture of Magnesia in 1942 and operated until its abolition in 1997. Then it operated as a municipality until its abolition in 2010 and its annexation to the municipality of Messapia.