Holidays in Pelion
Pelion is a superb holiday location for any kind of season. Verdant and hilly, and also blessed with a lovely shoreline, the peninsula is remarkable for touring around as well as discovering, no matter what time of the year it is. It is excellent in the wintertime, when the hills are covered in a thick as well as fine-grained layer of snow. It is fantastic in springtime, when the environment-friendly is greener, the flowers are a lot more aromatic and birds sing louder than anywhere else in Greece (or at least, so it seems …). It is excellent in the summer, when the mountains provide remedy for the heat to those that do not want to invest all their time on the many gorgeous coastlines. And also it is excellent in the fall, when the colours of the forested mountain inclines are the most intense, while the apple, walnut and chestnut trees dropped their fruits.
The traditional villages of Pelion
Pelion is specifically well-known for its completely preserved towns, noted by their high manors, the so-called archondika, built during the commercial boom of the 18th as well as 19th centuries. These are commonly three-stories high, their first two floors constructed out of rock, initially used as storage room and also winter months rooms, and also a third floor for the summertime, a larger building and construction with numerous large home windows on 3 sides. Numerous have been exchanged guesthouses, varying from ordinary as well as simple to stylish as well as luxurious.
A tour of Pelion
You might drive around a lot of Pelion in eventually, but if you have the opportunity you must take more time as well as split your stay between the west side, the east side and also the hills in the north, and discover as lots of villages as feasible. You will certainly appreciate strolling through cobbled lanes past old rock manors, tiny churches and also various water fountains, buying regional items in small stores, as well as tasting typical dishes on town squares.
Portaria, Makrinitsa and also the ski centre
Starting with the north, you ought to drop in Makrinitsa and also Portaria, two villages located at an elevation of about 600 m, halfway between Volos and the ski centre of Mount Pelion Easy to reach, honored with a winsome setup as well as wonderful architecture, and also supplying various locations to remain, they have a tendency to attract a fair quantity of visitors. Makrinitsa has sweeping views of Volos as well as the Pagasitikos Gulf. The major square is a terrific spot to stop for a dish.
Regarding 12 kilometres after Portaria is the town of Hania (another cute one) as well as a bit more on is the Agriolefkes ski resort. It is tiny (5 lifts), however it is understood for the good snow high quality, and it is fairly something to ski with a sea sight! It additionally has a particularly attractive path for cross-country snowboarding.
Tsangarada, Mouressi and also various other towns on the Aegean side of Pelion
The eastern (Aegean) side of Pelion includes the best coastlines as well as lovely scenery. Zagora in the north is the biggest town; Horefto, set along a long sandy beach, is nice if you want pure beach vacations; a bit more southern Mouresi is quiet as well as enchanting; Damouchari, a little fishing port, is an excellent choice to stop for lunch.
Further south, you reach Tsangarada, a team of neighborhoods established among greenery as well as ignoring the sea. Among those, Agia Paraskevi is understood for its stunning 1000-year-old airplane tree (with a border of concerning 17 m!). Reputedly, it is the earliest and also largest in Greece. The neighborhoods are linked by patched courses– so bring your walking shoes! However bring your beach wear as well– drive to the sea from Tsangarada as well as you will certainly locate some gorgeous coastlines.
The southerly part of Pelion.
From Tsangarada, the highway continues down for an additional 15 kilometres approximately, up until it flexes in the direction of the west taking you to the opposite of the peninsula. You can leave the highway as well as drive additionally south to Argalasti and also Lafkos. The location is not as remarkable and also hilly as northern Pelion, however it is environment-friendly and silent and also there behave beaches and small seaside neighborhoods to explore.
Milies, Vyzitsa (πηλιο ενοικιαζομενα δωματια ), Pinakates, Agios Georgios …
When crossing from the eastern side of Pelion to the western side, you ought to switch off the main road towards Milies, the initial (or last) in a string of towns developed along the southwestern slopes of Mount Pelion, overlooking the Pagasitikos Gulf. They are among one of the most genuine and also stunning towns of Pelion, and also preferred among Athens weekenders, especially during the autumn and the winter months.
In Milies, you can check out the craft gallery as well as the collection, though many people come here to have lunch in the taverna at the old railway station. Throughout the summer season, on Saturday and also Sunday, you can take a flight on the old train on the narrow gauge train line (it takes you previous breathtaking landscapes); if you come another time, go with a walk along the tracks. The road proceeds towards Vyzitsa, Pinikates and Agios Georgios, one also prettier than the various other. Vyzitsa offers most selection in terms of accommodation as well as areas to eat or consume, while the other two are possibly a tad quieter on weekends. Drop in them all.