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

Vacations in Pelion

Pelion is a wonderful holiday location for any kind of season. Green and mountainous, and honored with a gorgeous shoreline, the peninsula is wonderful for exploring about and checking out, regardless of what time of the year it is. It is excellent in the winter season, when the hills are covered in a thick as well as powdery layer of snow. It is terrific in spring, when the environment-friendly is greener, the flowers are a lot more great smelling and also birds sing louder than anywhere else in Greece (or at least, so it seems …). It is fantastic in the summertime, when the hills supply relief from the warm to those who don’t wish to invest all their time on the many gorgeous beaches. And also it is excellent in the fall, when the colours of the forested mountain inclines are the most extreme, while the apple, walnut as well as chestnut trees dropped their fruits.

The traditional villages of Pelion

Pelion is particularly famous for its flawlessly preserved towns, marked by their tall manors, the supposed archondika, created during the commercial boom of the 18th as well as 19th centuries. These are normally three-stories high, their first two floors built out of stone, originally utilized as storage room as well as winter spaces, and also a 3rd floor for the summertime, a larger building and construction with lots of large home windows on 3 sides. Many have actually been exchanged guesthouses, varying from ordinary and basic to stylish as well as elegant.

A scenic tour of Pelion

You might drive around the majority of Pelion in one day, but if you have the possibility you ought to take more time and divide your remain between the west side, the east side as well as the hills in the north, and also discover as several villages as feasible. You will certainly enjoy walking through cobbled lanes past old rock estates, little churches as well as countless water fountains, buying neighborhood products in little shops, as well as sampling traditional dishes on village squares.

Portaria, Makrinitsa and the ski centre

Beginning with the north, you must drop in Makrinitsa as well as Portaria, two villages located at an altitude of concerning 600 m, halfway between Volos and also the ski centre of Mount Pelion Easy to reach, honored with a winsome setup as well as amazing style, and also using several locations to remain, they have a tendency to draw in a fair amount of visitors. Makrinitsa has sweeping views of Volos as well as the Pagasitikos Gulf. The major square is an excellent area to stop for a dish.

Concerning 12 km after Portaria is the village of Hania (one more cute one) and a bit further on is the Agriolefkes ski hotel. It is little (five lifts), but it is understood for the excellent snow quality, and it is fairly something to ski with a sea view! It likewise has an especially appealing trail for cross-country snowboarding.

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

The eastern (Aegean) side of Pelion features the very best coastlines and also lovely surroundings. Zagora in the north is the biggest town; Horefto, established along a long sandy beach, behaves if you have an interest in pure beach holidays; a little bit more south Mouresi is quiet and also enchanting; Damouchari, a small fishing port, is an excellent option to stop for lunch.

Additionally south, you reach Tsangarada, a group of neighborhoods set in the middle of greenery and neglecting the sea. Among those, Agia Paraskevi is known for its splendid 1000-year-old aircraft tree (with a boundary of about 17 m!). Reputedly, it is the earliest and largest in Greece. The neighborhoods are linked by cobbled courses– so bring your strolling footwear! But bring your beach wear also– drive to the sea from Tsangarada and also you will certainly discover some gorgeous coastlines.

The southern part of Pelion.

From Tsangarada, the main road continues down for another 15 kilometres or so, until it flexes in the direction of the west taking you to the other side of the peninsula. You could leave the main road and drive even more southern to Argalasti and also Lafkos. The location is not as impressive and hilly as north Pelion, yet it is green as well as silent and there behave beaches and small seaside communities to explore.

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

When going across from the eastern side of Pelion to the western side, you need to turn off the highway towards Milies, the very first (or last) in a string of towns developed along the southwestern inclines of Mount Pelion, neglecting the Pagasitikos Gulf. They are among one of the most genuine and also attractive villages of Pelion, and also popular amongst Athens weekenders, particularly during the autumn and also the winter.

In Milies, you can go to the craft museum and the collection, though lots of people come here to have lunch in the taverna at the old train station. During the summer period, on Saturday as well as Sunday, you can take a trip on the old train on the narrow gauge railway line (it takes you past breathtaking scenery); if you come afterward, opt for a stroll along the tracks. The roadway proceeds towards Vyzitsa, Pinikates and also Agios Georgios, one also prettier than the various other. Vyzitsa uses most choice in terms of lodging and also areas to eat or consume, while the other two are maybe a little quieter on weekends. Go and see them all.