The picturesque Pelion region of Greece combines captivating hill villages with the gorgeous beaches and small fishing ports by the shore. Discover all the important things to do in Pelion Greece as well as the diversity of landscapes that can be located within a small region.
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The gateway city for this gorgeous region 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, referred to as much for its fall walks and also winter snow when it comes to the coastlines and summertime fun that draw in mostly Greek holiday makers.
Where is the Pelion area?
The Pelion is in central Greece, part of the district of Thessaly that is recognized for its abundant farms and also create. It’s easy to reach the Pelion by rail, bus or road in around 4 hours from both Athens and Thessaloniki.
Both have global airports, or using the smaller sized regional flight terminal at Volos that generates some summer season charter flights.The peninsula is bounded by the sea and situated close to the Sporades island team. It’s frequently gone to in summertime by sailors who charter yachts to cruise around this island chain.
Hill towns of the Pelion Greece Image Heatheronhertravels.comMountain villages of the Pelion Greece
Best things to do in Pelion Greece?
The enjoyment of the Pelion is that cool, questionable mountain towns are just a brief drive from stunning coastlines and also pretty angling ports. So, you get the very best of Greece in a small location. Here’s a fast overview of the very best points to do in the Pelion Read further into the short article for more information on the Pelion as well as its captivating destinations.
Afissos in the Pelion.
Take the Little train of Pelion from a terminal simply outside Volos. This heritage vapor railway takes you along narrow tracks that skirt the hillside. Enjoy views over the sea till you reach the appealing mountain town of Milies.
See Makrinitsa, referred to as the Balcony of the Pelion, the most effective understood of the hill villages. Relax for a hr or more over lunch. Discover unethical squares as well as standard stone estates as well as enjoy the sight over Volos. Its neighbouring town Portaria is an easy leave and one more great area for lunch.
Check out picturesque towns like Milies, or Vyzitsa or portaria or Makrynitsa that are likewise a best choice for Pelion accommodation (πήλιο διαμονη )
Discover a lot more mountain villages of the Pelion Have lunch in a dubious square bordered by hydrangeas and cool your hands in a fountain. Stay in one of the little stone manor guest houses and check out the regional church to appreciate frescoes and icons.
Check out several of the appealing seaside villages that line the tranquil waters of the Pagasetic Gulf. Swim from their coastlines or eat in their fish and shellfish restaurants. Our favourites were Agria, which is a short drive from Volos and Afissos. Below there are two preferred beaches at either end of the town.
Afissos in Pelion
Appreciate the gorgeous large sandy beaches of the eastern Aegean shore, or take a boat journey to explore this coastline additionally. Our favourites were Agios Ioannis, Damouchari, Potistika and also Limnionas.
Discover the Mother Mia film locations at Damouchari where the little harbour was utilized in several of the scenes from the film. Remember the ladies jumping off the jetty?
Take a boat journey to the island of Trikeri, at the pointer of the Pelion Peninsula, with its abbeys and also fish and shellfish restaurants.
Go treking in the mountains, there are many rock paved paths connecting towns called kalderimi. These were made use of in the old days to get around by donkey or on foot, prior to main roads were built.
Discover the traditional food of the Pelion From the fresh seafood on the coast to the fruit maintains that are made in the hill towns and provided as a “sweet spoon” to guests.
Volos– portal city for the Pelion.
When visiting the Pelion, you’ll possibly show up first in Volos, a port as well as college city that’s well worth exploring for a day or two. I’ve written a different article about all the important things to do in Volos, but right here’s a fast introduction of what you can take pleasure in.
Roam around the harbour as well as marina that brings in sailors from around the globe. You can walk, cycle or just while away time in one of the questionable cafes that line the seafront.
Work with a bike as well as use it to check out the city which is flat and also really bike friendly. You can cycle right along the harbour front to the community coastlines or take a course to the preferred Alykes beach, simply around the bay.
Try the Tsipouro, an aniseed flavour spirit that’s offered with great deals of little plates. Purchase a drink and the food comes for free!
Have a look at some of the street art in Volos, a result of previous mural events. You’ll locate work by several of Europe’s leading urban musicians.
Check out the heritage of Volos in the old city walls, the brick gallery, archaeology museum as well as gallery of the city.
Allows hear what a visitor of pelion carried out in Pelion.
When I check out the location, I select to stay on the Pagasitic Gulf side as opposed to the Aegean, mainly due to the impressive sundowns. Anywhere in between Afissos and also Milina would be great yet the more south you go, the additional you are far from the towns on the Aegean coast such as Tsangarda, Damouchari, Horefto as well as Kissos. All of these are a charming drive round the hill where you base on your own.
My own choice is to stay in Horto which is a rather angling town with a pebbly coastline and also some good tavernas and also is additionally exactly on the road. Lefokastro is also extremely pleasant as well as has a great sandy beach. It’s tavernas aren’t wonderful however it’s only a short drive along the shore to Afissos which has a lot of tavernas.
The major resort in the area is Agios Ioannis which has three good sandy beaches yet is on the Aegean side and loses the sun quite very early because of the high mountain behind.
There are a number of villages on the side of the hill on the Gulf side which are well worth a check out including Milies, Vysitsa, Agios Giorgios Nilias and Lafkos.
The most effective beaches are at Horefto, Agios Ioannis, Milopotamos (below Tsangarada) and also – ideal of the lot – Potistika reached via Argolasti and Xinovrisi. This is an incredibly popular coastline with Greeks boiling down from Volos as well as Larissa for the weekend when it gets extremely hectic.
Up the shore towards Thessaloniki, there is a string of hotels along the coastline around Mount Olympus. There is nothing excellent regarding any one of them as well as although there are miles of sandy beaches, the resorts are all backed by the National Road as well as the main line railway.
If you desire a completely different experience, I suggest that you increase to Volos and also take the roadway which skirts to the east of Mount Pelion and after that over Mount Ossa (Kissavos) to the shore. This is a wonderful drive in the main. I suggest you remain at Kokkino Nero which is a fascinating fishing village with some good spaces, a pebbly beach and also 4 tavernas all beside each other contending for profession. And it’s really economical being way off the typical tourist track. An easier and quicker means of arriving from Pelion is to take the National Road as far as the bottom of the Vale of Tembe as well as turn south when you get to the shore yet it’s a hectic roadway and quite dull.
One last thought about Pelion. If you drive completely throughout of the peninsula, the town of Trikeri is a Cycladic design village as well as well worth seeing. On the coastline below is the angling town of Agia Kyriaki which has wonderful fish tavernas. It’s a really stunning spot with lovely sights over the Aegean to Evia