The stunning Pelion area of Greece integrates charming mountain villages with the lovely beaches and small angling ports by the shore. Learn more about all the important things to do in Pelion Greece and also the variety of landscapes that can be discovered within a little region.
An overview to Pelion Greece Image Heatheronhertravels.com
The entrance city for this attractive area is Volos. Its peninsula curves around the protected Pagasetic Gulf on one side, with the Aegean sea on the other. Pelion is a location for all periods, known as much for its autumn strolls and winter months snow as for the beaches as well as summertime fun that draw in mainly Greek vacationer.
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Where is the Pelion area?
The Pelion is in central Greece, part of the district of Thessaly that is understood for its abundant farms as well as create. It’s convenient the Pelion by rail, bus or roadway in around 4 hours from both Athens and also Thessaloniki.
Both have worldwide airport terminals, or via the smaller local airport terminal at Volos that generates some summer season charter flights.The peninsula is bounded by the sea as well as located close to the Sporades island team. It’s commonly seen in summer by sailors that charter yachts to sail around this archipelago.
Hill towns of the Pelion Greece Picture Heatheronhertravels.comMountain villages of the Pelion Greece
Best points to do in Pelion Greece?
The pleasure of the Pelion is that cool, questionable hill towns are simply a short drive from beautiful beaches and also quite fishing ports. So, you get the most effective of Greece in a tiny location. Here’s a quick overview of the best things to do in the Pelion Review further into the post for more detail on the Pelion and also its lovely destinations.
Afissos in the Pelion.
Take the Little train of Pelion from a station simply outside Volos. This heritage heavy steam railway takes you along slim tracks that skirt the hill. Enjoy sights over the sea until you get to the pretty mountain town of Milies.
Browse through Makrinitsa, referred to as the Balcony of the Pelion, the best understood of the mountain towns. Relax for an hour or two over lunch. Discover questionable squares and also typical stone estates and also take pleasure in the sight over Volos. Its neighbouring town Portaria is a very easy leave and one more good location for lunch.
Check out picturesque towns like Milies, or Vyzitsa or portaria or Makrynitsa that are likewise a best option for Pelion accommodation (πηλιο ενοικιαζόμενα δωματια )
Discover extra mountain villages of the Pelion Have lunch in an unethical square bordered by hydrangeas and cool your hands in a water fountain. Stay in one of the small stone estate bed and breakfast and also check out the local church to appreciate frescoes and icons.
Go to some of the appealing seaside towns that line the calm waters of the Pagasetic Gulf. Swim from their beaches or eat in their seafood restaurants. Our favourites were Agria, which is a brief drive from Volos and Afissos. Below there are two prominent coastlines at either end of the town.
Afissos in Pelion
Take pleasure in the lovely large sandy coastlines of the eastern Aegean coast, or take a boat trip to explore this coastline better. Our favourites were Agios Ioannis, Damouchari, Potistika as well as Limnionas.
Discover the Mom Mia movie locations at Damouchari where the small harbour was utilized in several of the scenes from the movie. Bear in mind the women embarking on the jetty?
Take a boat trip to the island of Trikeri, at the idea of the Pelion Peninsula, with its monasteries and fish and shellfish restaurants.
Go hiking in the mountains, there are many stone paved paths connecting villages known as kalderimi. These were used in the old days to navigate by donkey or on foot, before highways were built.
Discover the typical food of the Pelion From the fresh fish and shellfish on the coastline to the fruit maintains that are made in the mountain villages and provided as a “pleasant spoon” to visitors.
Volos– entrance city for the Pelion.
When seeing the Pelion, you’ll possibly arrive first in Volos, a port and also university city that’s well worth discovering for a day or 2. I’ve created a separate post about all the things to do in Volos, yet below’s a quick summary of what you can take pleasure in.
Stray around the harbour as well as marina that draws in sailors from around the world. You can walk, cycle or simply while away some time in one of the shady cafes that line the seafront.
Hire a bike and also use it to explore the city which is flat as well as very bike pleasant. You can cycle right along the harbour front to the community coastlines or take a course to the preferred Alykes coastline, simply around the bay.
Attempt the Tsipouro, an aniseed flavour spirit that’s offered with great deals of little plates. Buy a drink and also the food comes completely free!
Take a look at some of the street art in Volos, an outcome of past mural celebrations. You’ll locate work by some of Europe’s leading city artists.
Discover the heritage of Volos in the old city wall surfaces, the block gallery, archaeology gallery and gallery of the city.
Lets hear what a site visitor of pelion performed in Pelion.
When I visit the location, I select to remain on the Pagasitic Gulf side rather than the Aegean, mainly because of the impressive sundowns. Anywhere in between Afissos and also Milina would be fine however the more south you go, the additional you are away from the villages on the Aegean coastline such as Tsangarda, Damouchari, Horefto and also Kissos. All of these are a lovely drive round the mountain where you base yourself.
My very own choice is to remain in Horto which is a quite angling village with a pebbly beach and some great tavernas and also is additionally precisely the road. Lefokastro is additionally really pleasurable and has a wonderful sandy beach. It’s tavernas aren’t excellent however it’s just a brief drive along the coastline to Afissos which has a lot of tavernas.
The major hotel in the location is Agios Ioannis which has three excellent sandy coastlines but gets on the Aegean side and sheds the sunlight rather early due to the high mountain behind.
There are a number of villages on the side of the mountain on the Gulf side which are well worth a see including Milies, Vysitsa, Agios Giorgios Nilias as well as Lafkos.
The most effective coastlines are at Horefto, Agios Ioannis, Milopotamos (below Tsangarada) and also – best of the great deal – Potistika reached by means of Argolasti and also Xinovrisi. This is an incredibly popular beach with Greeks coming down from Volos as well as Larissa for the weekend break when it obtains really busy.
Up the coast in the direction of Thessaloniki, there is a string of resorts along the shore around Mount Olympus. There is absolutely nothing impressive about any of them and also although there are miles of sandy coastlines, the resorts are all backed by the National Roadway and the main line railway.
If you want an absolutely various experience, I suggest that you drive up to Volos and take the roadway which skirts to the east of Mount Pelion and then over Mount Ossa (Kissavos) to the coast. This is a wonderful drive in the main. I suggest you remain at Kokkino Nero which is a delightful fishing town with some good spaces, a pebbly coastline and 4 tavernas all next door to each other completing for trade. And also it’s very economical being way off the regular traveler track. A simpler and quicker means of getting there from Pelion is to take the National Road as far as all-time low of the Vale of Tembe and also turn southern when you get to the coastline however it’s a busy roadway and also rather monotonous.
One last thought of Pelion. If you drive all the way throughout of the peninsula, the village of Trikeri is a Cycladic design village and well worth seeing. On the coast below is the fishing town of Agia Kyriaki which has wonderful fish tavernas. It’s an extremely stunning area with charming views over the Aegean to Evia