Tips on what to do and where to stay in Pelion Greece.

Holidays in Pelion

Pelion is an amazing vacation destination for any type of season. Green as well as mountainous, and honored with a stunning coastline, the peninsula is fantastic for touring about and also exploring, regardless of what time of the year it is. It is great in the wintertime, when the mountains are covered in a thick and also fine-grained layer of snow. It is fantastic in spring, when the eco-friendly is greener, the flowers are extra great smelling and also birds sing louder than anywhere else in Greece (or at the very least, so it seems …). It is great in the summer season, when the mountains use remedy for the warmth to those who do not wish to spend all their time on the many stunning beaches. And also it is excellent in the autumn, when the colours of the forested mountain inclines are the most intense, while the apple, walnut as well as chestnut trees shed their fruits.

The standard villages of Pelion

Pelion is especially well-known for its perfectly preserved villages, noted by their high estates, the supposed archondika, constructed throughout the commercial boom of the 18th as well as 19th centuries. These are commonly three-stories high, their first two floors developed out of rock, originally made use of as storage area and winter spaces, and a 3rd flooring for the summer, a bigger construction with several large windows on three sides. Several have been exchanged guesthouses, differing from plain as well as straightforward to fashionable and elegant.

An excursion of Pelion

You could drive around a lot of Pelion in eventually, however if you have the chance you need to take even more time as well as split your keep between the west side, the east side and also the mountains in the north, and also explore as numerous towns as possible. You will enjoy walking through cobbled lanes past old stone estates, tiny churches as well as many water fountains, acquiring local items in little shops, and sampling conventional dishes on village squares.

Portaria, Makrinitsa and also the ski centre

Starting with the north, you should go and see Makrinitsa as well as Portaria, 2 towns located at an elevation of about 600 m, halfway between Volos and also the ski centre of Mount Pelion Convenient, honored with a beauteous setup as well as spectacular style, as well as using several areas to stay, they tend to bring in a fair amount of visitors. Makrinitsa has sweeping sights of Volos as well as the Pagasitikos Gulf. The major square is an excellent spot to stop for a meal.

Concerning 12 kilometres after Portaria is the village of Hania (an additional adorable one) and also a bit more on is the Agriolefkes ski resort. It is tiny (five lifts), yet it is understood for the good snow quality, as well as it is rather something to ski with a sea sight! It also has a particularly attractive path for cross-country snowboarding.

Tsangarada, Mouressi and various other villages on the Aegean side of Pelion

The eastern (Aegean) side of Pelion includes the best coastlines and lovely views. Zagora in the north is the biggest village; Horefto, set along a long sandy coastline, is nice if you are interested in pure beach holidays; a bit more south Mouresi is quiet and also captivating; Damouchari, a tiny fishing port, is an excellent selection to pick up lunch.

Additionally south, you reach Tsangarada, a team of communities established in the middle of greenery and ignoring the sea. One of those, Agia Paraskevi is known for its amazing 1000-year-old airplane tree (with a perimeter of concerning 17 m!). Reputedly, it is the earliest and also biggest in Greece. The communities are connected by cobbled paths– so bring your walking footwear! But bring your beachwear also– drive down to the sea from Tsangarada and you will certainly discover some beautiful coastlines.

The southerly part of Pelion.

From Tsangarada, the highway proceeds down for one more 15 km or two, up until it bends in the direction of the west taking you to the opposite side of the peninsula. You can leave the highway and also drive better southern to Argalasti and also Lafkos. The location is not as excellent as well as mountainous as north Pelion, however it is eco-friendly and quiet and also there behave coastlines as well as small seaside areas to check out.

Milies, Vyzitsa (πηλιο ενοικιαζομενα δωματια ), Pinakates, Agios Georgios …

When going across from the eastern side of Pelion to the western side, you ought to switch off the main road towards Milies, the initial (or last) in a string of towns developed along the southwestern slopes of Mount Pelion, ignoring the Pagasitikos Gulf. They are among one of the most genuine and also attractive towns of Pelion, and popular among Athens weekenders, specifically throughout the autumn and also the winter months.

In Milies, you can visit the craft gallery and the library, though most individuals come right here to have lunch in the taverna at the old railway terminal. Throughout the summer period, on Saturday and Sunday, you can take a trip on the old train on the narrow gauge railway line (it takes you previous breathtaking surroundings); if you come afterward, go with a walk along the tracks. The road continues in the direction of Vyzitsa, Pinikates as well as Agios Georgios, one even prettier than the various other. Vyzitsa offers most choice in regards to accommodation as well as locations to consume or drink, while the various other 2 are maybe a bit quieter on weekend breaks. Go and see them all.