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

Holidays in Pelion

Pelion is a superb holiday destination for any kind of period. Green and hilly, and also blessed with a gorgeous coast, the peninsula is terrific for touring around and also exploring, whatever time of the year it is. It is wonderful in the winter, when the mountains are covered in a thick as well as fine-grained layer of snow. It is fantastic in springtime, when the green is greener, the flowers are much more fragrant and also birds sing louder than anywhere else in Greece (or a minimum of, so it seems …). It is wonderful in the summer season, when the hills offer relief from the heat to those who don’t want to invest all their time on the many gorgeous beaches. And it is terrific in the autumn, when the colours of the forested mountain slopes are the most intense, while the apple, walnut and chestnut trees shed their fruits.

The typical towns of Pelion

Pelion is particularly renowned for its completely preserved towns, marked by their tall estates, the so-called archondika, created throughout the business boom of the 18th as well as 19th centuries. These are commonly three-stories high, their initial two floors constructed out of stone, initially made use of as storage space and winter season spaces, as well as a third flooring for the summer season, a larger building and construction with numerous large home windows on three sides. Lots of have been exchanged guesthouses, differing from ordinary and also simple to trendy and elegant.

An excursion of Pelion

You could drive around the majority of Pelion in eventually, yet if you have the opportunity you ought to take even more time and divide your remain between the west side, the eastern side and also the mountains in the north, and also explore as many towns as feasible. You will take pleasure in walking via patched lanes past old stone manors, tiny churches and also many water fountains, buying local products in small shops, as well as tasting traditional dishes on village squares.

Portaria, Makrinitsa and the ski centre

Starting with the north, you need to drop in Makrinitsa as well as Portaria, two villages located at an altitude of regarding 600 m, halfway in between Volos and the ski centre of Mount Pelion Convenient, honored with a winsome setup as well as amazing architecture, as well as using many different areas to stay, they tend to bring in a fair quantity of site visitors. Makrinitsa has sweeping sights of Volos and also the Pagasitikos Gulf. The primary square is an excellent area to stop for a dish.

Regarding 12 km after Portaria is the town of Hania (an additional adorable one) and also a little bit more on is the Agriolefkes ski resort. It is tiny (five lifts), however it is known for the excellent snow top quality, and also it is rather something to ski with a sea view! It additionally has a specifically eye-catching trail for cross-country winter sports.

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

The eastern (Aegean) side of Pelion includes the very best beaches as well as beautiful surroundings. Zagora in the north is the biggest town; Horefto, established along a lengthy sandy coastline, behaves if you are interested in pure coastline vacations; a little bit further south Mouresi is quiet and also charming; Damouchari, a tiny angling port, is an excellent choice to stop for lunch.

Even more southern, you reach Tsangarada, a group of areas established amidst plant and ignoring the sea. Among those, Agia Paraskevi is known for its amazing 1000-year-old airplane tree (with a border of regarding 17 m!). Reputedly, it is the oldest and also largest in Greece. The communities are linked by patched paths– so bring your walking shoes! However bring your beachwear also– drive to the sea from Tsangarada as well as you will find some attractive beaches.

The southerly part of Pelion.

From Tsangarada, the highway proceeds down for another 15 km or so, till it flexes towards the west taking you to the opposite side of the peninsula. You can leave the main road and drive additionally south to Argalasti and Lafkos. The area is not as outstanding as well as mountainous as north Pelion, but it is environment-friendly and peaceful and there are nice coastlines and also 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 must turn off the main road in the direction of Milies, the initial (or last) in a string of towns built along the southwestern inclines of Mount Pelion, neglecting the Pagasitikos Gulf. They are amongst one of the most genuine and also picturesque villages of Pelion, as well as popular among Athens weekenders, specifically during the fall as well as the winter season.

In Milies, you can see the craft museum and also the library, though many people come here to have lunch in the taverna at the old train terminal. Throughout the summer season, on Saturday and Sunday, you can take a flight on the old train on the narrow gauge railway line (it takes you previous awesome surroundings); if you come another time, go with a stroll along the tracks. The roadway continues towards Vyzitsa, Pinikates as well as Agios Georgios, one also prettier than the various other. Vyzitsa offers most choice in terms of accommodation and places to consume or consume, while the other two are maybe a tad quieter on weekends. Go and see them all.