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

Vacations in Pelion

Pelion is an amazing vacation location for any season. Green and hilly, and also blessed with a lovely coastline, the peninsula is fantastic for exploring around and checking out, whatever time of the year it is. It is terrific in the winter season, when the hills are covered in a thick and also grainy layer of snow. It is terrific in spring, when the green is greener, the flowers are a lot more great smelling as well as birds sing louder than anywhere else in Greece (or a minimum of, so it seems …). It is wonderful in the summer, when the hills use relief from the warm to those that do not want to spend all their time on the many gorgeous beaches. And also it is great in the fall, when the colours of the forested mountain slopes are one of the most extreme, while the apple, walnut as well as chestnut trees shed their fruits.

The conventional towns of Pelion

Pelion is particularly famous for its flawlessly preserved villages, noted by their high manors, the supposed archondika, built during the commercial boom of the 18th and 19th centuries. These are normally three-stories high, their very first 2 floorings developed out of rock, initially made use of as storage area and winter months spaces, and also a third flooring for the summer, a larger building and construction with lots of large windows on three sides. Numerous have been converted into guesthouses, differing from simple and simple to fashionable and also luxurious.

A trip of Pelion

You could drive around the majority of Pelion in someday, yet if you have the possibility you ought to take even more time as well as split your stay between the west side, the east side and the mountains in the north, as well as explore as several towns as possible. You will appreciate walking with cobbled lanes past old stone estates, tiny churches and numerous water fountains, purchasing neighborhood items in little stores, and sampling traditional meals on village squares.

Portaria, Makrinitsa and also the ski centre

Beginning with the north, you should drop in Makrinitsa and Portaria, two villages located at an elevation of regarding 600 m, midway between Volos and also the ski centre of Mount Pelion Convenient, blessed with a beauteous setting and also wonderful style, and also supplying various areas to remain, they often tend to draw in a reasonable quantity of visitors. Makrinitsa has sweeping views of Volos and also the Pagasitikos Gulf. The main square is a terrific area to pick up a dish.

About 12 kilometres after Portaria is the town of Hania (one more charming one) and a little bit additional on is the Agriolefkes ski resort. It is little (five lifts), however it is known for the great snow top quality, and it is quite something to ski with a sea view! It additionally has a particularly appealing path for cross-country snowboarding.

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

The eastern (Aegean) side of Pelion includes the very best coastlines and also attractive views. Zagora in the north is the largest village; Horefto, set along a lengthy sandy beach, is nice if you are interested in pure beach holidays; a little bit further south Mouresi is quiet as well as charming; Damouchari, a tiny angling port, is a good choice to stop for lunch.

Further south, you reach Tsangarada, a group of communities established amidst plant and also overlooking the sea. Among those, Agia Paraskevi is understood for its stunning 1000-year-old plane tree (with a border of concerning 17 m!). Reputedly, it is the earliest as well as biggest in Greece. The communities are linked by cobbled paths– so bring your strolling shoes! But bring your beach wear as well– drive down to the sea from Tsangarada and you will certainly discover some gorgeous coastlines.

The southern part of Pelion.

From Tsangarada, the highway proceeds down for one more 15 km or so, up until it bends towards the west taking you to the opposite side of the peninsula. You might leave the main road and also drive even more south to Argalasti and Lafkos. The location is not as remarkable as well as hilly as north Pelion, however it is eco-friendly as well as quiet and there behave beaches and little seaside communities to check out.

Milies, Vyzitsa (πηλιο διαμονη ), Pinakates, Agios Georgios …

When going across from the eastern side of Pelion to the western side, you must switch off the highway towards Milies, the very first (or last) in a string of villages built along the southwestern slopes of Mount Pelion, forgeting the Pagasitikos Gulf. They are amongst one of the most genuine and stunning towns of Pelion, as well as popular among Athens weekenders, particularly during the autumn and also the winter months.

In Milies, you can visit the craft museum and also the collection, though most people come here to have lunch in the taverna at the old train terminal. Throughout the summertime season, on Saturday as well as Sunday, you can take a flight on the old train on the slim scale train line (it takes you past impressive landscapes); if you come afterward, opt for a stroll along the tracks. The road proceeds in the direction of Vyzitsa, Pinikates and Agios Georgios, one even prettier than the other. Vyzitsa supplies most option in terms of lodging as well as areas to consume or consume, while the various other two are possibly a little bit quieter on weekends. Drop in them all.