The picturesque Pelion region of Greece combines lovely mountain towns with the gorgeous coastlines and also little fishing ports by the shore. Find out about all the things to do in Pelion Greece as well as the variety of landscapes that can be found within a small area.
An overview to Pelion Greece Photo Heatheronhertravels.com
The gateway city for this beautiful area is Volos. Its peninsula curves around the sheltered Pagasetic Gulf on one side, with the Aegean sea on the various other. Pelion is a location for all seasons, known as much for its autumn strolls and winter season snow as for the beaches and summer fun that draw in mainly Greek holiday makers.
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Where is the Pelion area?
The Pelion remains in main Greece, part of the district of Thessaly that is known for its plentiful ranches and also produce. It’s easy to reach the Pelion by rail, bus or roadway in around 4 hrs from both Athens and Thessaloniki.
Both have global airport terminals, or by means of the smaller neighborhood airport terminal at Volos that brings in some summertime charter flights.The peninsula is bounded by the sea and located near the Sporades island group. It’s usually checked out in summer season by seafarers who charter yachts to cruise around this island chain.
Mountain towns of the Pelion Greece Photo Heatheronhertravels.comMountain villages of the Pelion Greece
Finest points to do in Pelion Greece?
The satisfaction of the Pelion is that cool, dubious mountain villages are just a brief drive from beautiful coastlines and also quite angling ports. So, you get the best of Greece in a tiny area. Right here’s a quick introduction of the most effective points to do in the Pelion Review even more into the short article for even more information on the Pelion and also its lovely attractions.
Afissos in the Pelion.
Take the Little train of Pelion from a station simply outside Volos. This heritage vapor railway takes you along narrow tracks that skirt the hillside. Enjoy views over the sea until you get to the lovely hill village of Milies.
Check out Makrinitsa, referred to as the Balcony of the Pelion, the most effective understood of the mountain villages. Loosen up for a hr or two over lunch. Explore questionable squares and also conventional stone mansions and also delight in the sight over Volos. Its adjoining village Portaria is a simple walk away as well as an additional excellent area for lunch.
Discover picturesque towns like Milies, or Vyzitsa or portaria or Makrynitsa that are likewise a best option for Pelion holiday accommodation (πηλιο διαμονή )
Discover extra mountain towns of the Pelion Have lunch in a shady square surrounded by hydrangeas and cool your hands in a fountain. Stay in one of the little stone mansion guest houses as well as go to the regional church to admire frescoes and also symbols.
Check out some of the appealing seaside villages that line the calm waters of the Pagasetic Gulf. Swim from their coastlines or eat in their seafood restaurants. Our favourites were Agria, which is a brief drive from Volos and Afissos. Below there are 2 prominent beaches at either end of the village.
Afissos in Pelion
Enjoy the stunning broad sandy beaches of the eastern Aegean coast, or take a boat trip to discover this coast further. Our favourites were Agios Ioannis, Damouchari, Potistika and Limnionas.
Discover the Mother Mia film places at Damouchari where the little harbour was utilized in a few of the scenes from the movie. Remember the girls jumping off the jetty?
Take a boat trip to the island of Trikeri, at the tip of the Pelion Peninsula, with its abbeys and also fish and shellfish dining establishments.
Go treking in the hills, there are numerous stone led paths connecting villages called kalderimi. These were made use of in the old days to navigate by donkey or walking, prior to main roads were constructed.
Discover the traditional food of the Pelion From the fresh fish and shellfish on the coastline to the fruit protects that are made in the mountain villages and also supplied as a “pleasant spoon” to visitors.
Volos– portal city for the Pelion.
When checking out the Pelion, you’ll most likely get here first in Volos, a port and also university city that’s well worth checking out for a day or two. I’ve composed a separate article regarding all the things to do in Volos, yet right here’s a fast introduction of what you can take pleasure in.
Roam around the harbour and also marina that draws in seafarers from all over the globe. You can walk, cycle or just while away a long time in one of the dubious coffee shops that line the seafront.
Hire a bike and use it to check out the city which is level and extremely bike pleasant. You can cycle right along the harbour front to the town beaches or take a path to the popular Alykes beach, simply around the bay.
Attempt the Tsipouro, an aniseed flavour spirit that’s offered with great deals of little plates. Purchase a drink and also the food comes totally free!
Check out some of the street art in Volos, an outcome of past mural events. You’ll find job by a few of Europe’s leading urban musicians.
Explore the heritage of Volos in the old city walls, the brick gallery, archaeology museum and gallery of the city.
Lets hear what a site visitor of pelion did in Pelion.
When I visit the location, I pick to stay on the Pagasitic Gulf side instead of the Aegean, mostly because of the amazing sundowns. Anywhere in between Afissos and Milina would certainly be great yet the more south you go, the additional you are away from the villages on the Aegean coast such as Tsangarda, Damouchari, Horefto and Kissos. All of these are a charming drive round the mountain from where you base on your own.
My own choice is to remain in Horto which is a pretty fishing town with a pebbly beach as well as some wonderful tavernas and also is likewise right on the roadway. Lefokastro is additionally very pleasant and has a great sandy beach. It’s tavernas aren’t terrific but it’s just a brief drive along the shore to Afissos which has a lot of tavernas.
The main resort in the area is Agios Ioannis which has three excellent sandy beaches but is on the Aegean side and loses the sun quite early because of the high mountain behind.
There are a number of towns on the side of the mountain on the Gulf side which are well worth a see consisting of Milies, Vysitsa, Agios Giorgios Nilias as well as Lafkos.
The most effective coastlines are at Horefto, Agios Ioannis, Milopotamos (listed below Tsangarada) as well as – finest of the whole lot – Potistika got to by means of Argolasti and Xinovrisi. This is a popular beach with Greeks coming down from Volos and Larissa for the weekend break when it gets really hectic.
Up the shore towards Thessaloniki, there is a string of resorts along the coast around Mount Olympus. There is nothing remarkable regarding any one of them as well as although there are miles of sandy beaches, the resorts are all backed by the National Road and also the main line railway.
If you desire a completely different experience, I recommend that you increase to Volos and also take the road which skirts to the eastern of Mount Pelion and afterwards over Mount Ossa (Kissavos) to the shore. This is a charming drive in the main. I suggest you stay at Kokkino Nero which is a wonderful angling village with some nice areas, a pebbly beach and also 4 tavernas all beside each other competing for trade. And it’s really cheap being way off the regular vacationer track. A simpler and quicker means of arriving from Pelion is to take the National Road as for all-time low of the Vale of Tembe and also transform south when you get to the shore yet it’s a busy roadway as well as quite monotonous.
One last considered Pelion. If you drive all the way throughout of the peninsula, the town of Trikeri is a Cycladic style village and well worth seeing. On the shore below is the fishing town of Agia Kyriaki which has wonderful fish tavernas. It’s a really picturesque area with wonderful views over the Aegean to Evia