Holidays in Pelion
Pelion is a fantastic holiday location for any kind of period. Verdant and also mountainous, as well as honored with a stunning coastline, the peninsula is remarkable for touring about and also discovering, regardless of what time of the year it is. It is fantastic in the winter months, when the hills are covered in a thick and also powdery layer of snow. It is terrific in spring, when the eco-friendly is greener, the blossoms are much more great smelling and birds sing louder than anywhere else in Greece (or at the very least, so it seems …). It is wonderful in the summer, when the hills offer remedy for the warm to those that do not want to invest all their time on the many lovely beaches. As well as it is great in the autumn, when the colours of the forested mountain slopes are one of the most intense, while the apple, walnut and also chestnut trees dropped their fruits.
The traditional towns of Pelion
Pelion is particularly famous for its perfectly preserved towns, marked by their tall mansions, the supposed archondika, constructed throughout the industrial boom of the 18th and 19th centuries. These are usually three-stories high, their first two floors constructed out of stone, originally utilized as storage room and winter months rooms, and a 3rd floor for the summertime, a larger building and construction with lots of big windows on three sides. Lots of have actually been exchanged guesthouses, differing from ordinary and basic to fashionable as well as elegant.
A scenic tour of Pelion
You can drive around a lot of Pelion in someday, but if you have the chance you should take even 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 towns as feasible. You will appreciate strolling with patched lanes past old stone manors, tiny churches and also many water fountains, getting regional products in tiny stores, and sampling typical dishes on town squares.
Portaria, Makrinitsa as well as the ski centre
Beginning with the north, you need to go and see Makrinitsa and also Portaria, 2 villages situated at an altitude of about 600 m, midway in between Volos and the ski centre of Mount Pelion Convenient, blessed with an outrage setup and splendid architecture, and also supplying various areas to remain, they often tend to draw in a reasonable quantity of site visitors. Makrinitsa has sweeping sights of Volos and also the Pagasitikos Gulf. The primary square is a great spot to pick up a dish.
Regarding 12 km after Portaria is the village of Hania (another charming one) and also a little bit additional on is the Agriolefkes ski hotel. It is small (5 lifts), however it is recognized for the excellent snow quality, as well as it is rather something to ski with a sea view! It also has a particularly appealing path for cross-country skiing.
Tsangarada, Mouressi and also various other towns on the Aegean side of Pelion
The eastern (Aegean) side of Pelion includes the very best beaches as well as gorgeous surroundings. Zagora in the north is the biggest town; Horefto, established along a lengthy sandy beach, behaves if you are interested in pure beach holidays; a little bit more southern Mouresi is quiet as well as captivating; Damouchari, a tiny angling port, is a great choice to pick up lunch.
Further south, you get to Tsangarada, a group of communities set among greenery as well as ignoring the sea. One of those, Agia Paraskevi is known for its stunning 1000-year-old aircraft tree (with a perimeter of about 17 m!). Reputedly, it is the earliest and also largest in Greece. The communities are linked by cobbled paths– so bring your strolling footwear! However bring your beach wear as well– drive down to the sea from Tsangarada and you will certainly find some stunning beaches.
The southern part of Pelion.
From Tsangarada, the main road continues down for an additional 15 km approximately, until it bends in the direction of the west taking you to the opposite of the peninsula. You might leave the highway and drive further southern to Argalasti and also Lafkos. The location is not as remarkable as well as mountainous as north Pelion, yet it is eco-friendly and quiet as well as there behave coastlines and tiny seaside areas to check out.
Milies, Vyzitsa (πηλιο διαμονη ), Pinakates, Agios Georgios …
When crossing from the eastern side of Pelion to the western side, you should shut off the highway in the direction of Milies, the very first (or last) in a string of towns constructed along the southwestern inclines of Mount Pelion, overlooking the Pagasitikos Gulf. They are amongst one of the most authentic and stunning towns of Pelion, and preferred among Athens weekenders, particularly during the autumn and also the winter months.
In Milies, you can visit the craft gallery and also the library, though the majority of people come here to have lunch in the taverna at the old train terminal. During the summer season, on Saturday and Sunday, you can take a ride on the old train on the narrow scale railway line (it takes you past spectacular surroundings); if you come afterward, go for a walk along the tracks. The road proceeds in the direction of Vyzitsa, Pinikates and Agios Georgios, one also prettier than the other. Vyzitsa provides most selection in regards to accommodation and locations to eat or consume alcohol, while the various other two are probably a tad quieter on weekend breaks. Drop in them all.