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HOREFTO BEACH- Location: 55 km south east of Volos Description: The long and sandy beach of Horefto is located on the eastern side of Pelion and it provides many tourist facilities. Type: Sandy, Family Friendly, Partly Organized
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HOREFTO BEACH- Location: 55 km south east of Volos Description: The long and sandy beach of Horefto is located on the eastern side of Pelion and it provides many tourist facilities. Type: Sandy, Family Friendly, Partly Organized
AGIOS IOANNIS BEACH-Location: 52 km north east of Volos Description: Agios Ioannis is the most popular beach of Pelion. Surrounded by amazing natural beauty, Agios Ioannis is well developed in tourism and has one of the finest beaches in the area. Type: Pebbled, Family Friendly, Partly Organized
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Agios Ioannis, Pelion
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AGIOS IOANNIS BEACH-Location: 52 km north east of Volos Description: Agios Ioannis is the most popular beach of Pelion. Surrounded by amazing natural beauty, Agios Ioannis is well developed in tourism and has one of the finest beaches in the area. Type: Pebbled, Family Friendly, Partly Organized
MYLOPOTAMOS BEACH -Location: 52 km north east of Volos Description: A lovely beach with crystal water, Mylopotamos is located on the eastern side of Pelion and sometimes it gets windy. Type: Pebbled, Partly Organized
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Milopotamos
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MYLOPOTAMOS BEACH -Location: 52 km north east of Volos Description: A lovely beach with crystal water, Mylopotamos is located on the eastern side of Pelion and sometimes it gets windy. Type: Pebbled, Partly Organized
Location: 51 km north east of Volos Description: Right next to Agios Ioannis, there is the long and sandy beach of Papa Nero. With crystal water and lush greenery around, this is a gorgeous beach to realx. Type: Sandy, Family Friendly, Partly Organized
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Papa Nero Beach
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Location: 51 km north east of Volos Description: Right next to Agios Ioannis, there is the long and sandy beach of Papa Nero. With crystal water and lush greenery around, this is a gorgeous beach to realx. Type: Sandy, Family Friendly, Partly Organized
Location: 60 km south east of Volos Description: A beautiful tourist resort on the southern side of Pelion, Platanias (or Platania) is surrounded by plane trees and poplars. Excursion boats connect Platanias to Skiathos and Skopelos. Type: Sandy, Family Friendly, Partly Organized
Plataniás
Location: 60 km south east of Volos Description: A beautiful tourist resort on the southern side of Pelion, Platanias (or Platania) is surrounded by plane trees and poplars. Excursion boats connect Platanias to Skiathos and Skopelos. Type: Sandy, Family Friendly, Partly Organized
Sightseeing
The city of Volos is located at the foot of the peninsula of Pelion in the centre of Greece. It is situated at an approximately equal distance between the country's capital, Athens, and the second major city, Thessaloniki. The city of Volos is the politic and economic capital of the prefecture and has a population of 71,000 inhabitants. Volos is the main export centre of Thessaly. The city of Volos was founded in the mid 19th century. It is a lively town. The city has an important waterfront which is lined with many pastry shops, cafes-bars, restaurants and mezedopolia. The waterfront is also the place where local people go for a stroll which is a walk before or after the dinner. The place gets really crowded during Friday and Saturday nights. The surrounding streets are also of interest as they are bustling with life. The streets are very commercial with many shops. The municipality has made a lot of efforts to transform Volos into a pleasant city, with many paved streets that cross the city. The port of Volos is also very active with daily schedules to the islands of the Sporades: Skiathos, Skopelos and Alonissos. Volos is a necessary stop on your way to Pelion which is situated just next to it. From Volos you can sea the Pelion villages perched on the pine-covered mountains. It is an agreeable spectacle especially by night when only their lights can be seen. The town of Volos is also interesting from a cultural point of view. There is the Archaeological Museum of Volos which contains findings from the surrounding areas that date from the Bronze Age to the Hellenistic period. The Municipal Gallery also is of interest. It is housed in the Town Hall and exhibits a collection of paintings and sculptures by Modern Greek artists. Source: www.greeka.com
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Volos
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The city of Volos is located at the foot of the peninsula of Pelion in the centre of Greece. It is situated at an approximately equal distance between the country's capital, Athens, and the second major city, Thessaloniki. The city of Volos is the politic and economic capital of the prefecture and has a population of 71,000 inhabitants. Volos is the main export centre of Thessaly. The city of Volos was founded in the mid 19th century. It is a lively town. The city has an important waterfront which is lined with many pastry shops, cafes-bars, restaurants and mezedopolia. The waterfront is also the place where local people go for a stroll which is a walk before or after the dinner. The place gets really crowded during Friday and Saturday nights. The surrounding streets are also of interest as they are bustling with life. The streets are very commercial with many shops. The municipality has made a lot of efforts to transform Volos into a pleasant city, with many paved streets that cross the city. The port of Volos is also very active with daily schedules to the islands of the Sporades: Skiathos, Skopelos and Alonissos. Volos is a necessary stop on your way to Pelion which is situated just next to it. From Volos you can sea the Pelion villages perched on the pine-covered mountains. It is an agreeable spectacle especially by night when only their lights can be seen. The town of Volos is also interesting from a cultural point of view. There is the Archaeological Museum of Volos which contains findings from the surrounding areas that date from the Bronze Age to the Hellenistic period. The Municipal Gallery also is of interest. It is housed in the Town Hall and exhibits a collection of paintings and sculptures by Modern Greek artists. Source: www.greeka.com
MAKRINITSA village.. Location: 15 km north east of Volos Description: Built amphitheatrically along the slopes of a green mountainside, Makrinitsa is among the most picturesque villages of the region. From the lovely squares, it gives gorgeous views to the port of Volos. -------- Visitors who will have the lick to visit Makrinitsa will be amazed by its unique beauty and will never want to leave this dreamy place. The village of Makrinista is a pure jewel hanging on the side of the amazingly green mountain. It is divided in two settlement, Koukourava and Moutsara, only 500m one from another. Makrinitsa is known as the noble village, because it was mostly inhabited by wealthy people. This is why most of the houses in Makrinitsa are noble mansions, very richly decorated. The village is also known as the balcony of Pelion because of its amazing view due to its location (630m above the sea). The houses have decorated tall walls and window, work of the folk-artists of the region. All the climbing streets of Makrinitsa are stone paved and lead to a beautiful large square, shadowed by tall plane trees. The square has a cafeterias, a lovely church dedicated to Agios Ioannis Prodromos and a carved marble fountain, built around 1809 and whose crystal clear waters are called Immortal Water.
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Makrinitsa
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MAKRINITSA village.. Location: 15 km north east of Volos Description: Built amphitheatrically along the slopes of a green mountainside, Makrinitsa is among the most picturesque villages of the region. From the lovely squares, it gives gorgeous views to the port of Volos. -------- Visitors who will have the lick to visit Makrinitsa will be amazed by its unique beauty and will never want to leave this dreamy place. The village of Makrinista is a pure jewel hanging on the side of the amazingly green mountain. It is divided in two settlement, Koukourava and Moutsara, only 500m one from another. Makrinitsa is known as the noble village, because it was mostly inhabited by wealthy people. This is why most of the houses in Makrinitsa are noble mansions, very richly decorated. The village is also known as the balcony of Pelion because of its amazing view due to its location (630m above the sea). The houses have decorated tall walls and window, work of the folk-artists of the region. All the climbing streets of Makrinitsa are stone paved and lead to a beautiful large square, shadowed by tall plane trees. The square has a cafeterias, a lovely church dedicated to Agios Ioannis Prodromos and a carved marble fountain, built around 1809 and whose crystal clear waters are called Immortal Water.
TSAGARADA village Location: 51 km east of Volos Description: Among the most famous villages of Pelion, Tsagarada amazes visitors with the picturesque architecture and the lovely square. This particularly beautiful village attracts quite a lot of tourists during summertime for it is built in the middle of a chestnut wood forest, it is extremely agreeable and the view from there is unbelievable. Tsagarada was founded in 1500 and is composed of four lovely settlements formed around the old restored churches of the Taxiarches, Agia Paraskevi, Agia Kyriaki and Agios Stephanos, each one housing wonderful wooden carved iconostasis.
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Tsagkarada
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TSAGARADA village Location: 51 km east of Volos Description: Among the most famous villages of Pelion, Tsagarada amazes visitors with the picturesque architecture and the lovely square. This particularly beautiful village attracts quite a lot of tourists during summertime for it is built in the middle of a chestnut wood forest, it is extremely agreeable and the view from there is unbelievable. Tsagarada was founded in 1500 and is composed of four lovely settlements formed around the old restored churches of the Taxiarches, Agia Paraskevi, Agia Kyriaki and Agios Stephanos, each one housing wonderful wooden carved iconostasis.
VIZITSA village...Location: 30 km east of Volos Description: In perfect harmony with the gorgeous natural environment, Vizitsa amazes visitors with the traditional mansions, the picturesque paths and the view to the Pagasetic Gulf.
Vizitsa
VIZITSA village...Location: 30 km east of Volos Description: In perfect harmony with the gorgeous natural environment, Vizitsa amazes visitors with the traditional mansions, the picturesque paths and the view to the Pagasetic Gulf.
PORTARIA village... Location: 12 km north east of Volos Description: Portaria is one of the most beautiful villages of Pelion. With traditional architecture and surrounded by lush greenery, Portaria is a popular winter destination of Pelion.
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Portaria
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PORTARIA village... Location: 12 km north east of Volos Description: Portaria is one of the most beautiful villages of Pelion. With traditional architecture and surrounded by lush greenery, Portaria is a popular winter destination of Pelion.
Zagora is one of the most famous villages of Pelion located 45 km east of Volos. Reminding us its antiquity past, many ruins of the famous kastro and a necropolis can be seen in the area, proving the existence of the ancient town. According to the archaeologists, Zagora is the Homeric town of Thaumicia or Thaumaka. During the 17th and the 18th centuries, the village was an important trade, cottage industry and culture centre. The production and cultivation of silk was so important that a lot of people from Zagora became rich and left abroad to found big commercial and industrial enterprises.
Zagora
Zagora is one of the most famous villages of Pelion located 45 km east of Volos. Reminding us its antiquity past, many ruins of the famous kastro and a necropolis can be seen in the area, proving the existence of the ancient town. According to the archaeologists, Zagora is the Homeric town of Thaumicia or Thaumaka. During the 17th and the 18th centuries, the village was an important trade, cottage industry and culture centre. The production and cultivation of silk was so important that a lot of people from Zagora became rich and left abroad to found big commercial and industrial enterprises.
Location: 46 km south east of Volos Description: A small seaside village on the southern side of Pelion, Chorto is found in the midway between Argalasti and Milina.
Chorto
Location: 46 km south east of Volos Description: A small seaside village on the southern side of Pelion, Chorto is found in the midway between Argalasti and Milina.
Location: 5 km north east of Volos Description: A picturesque suburb of Volos, Ano Volos distinguishes for its traditional architecture and its great views to Mount Pelion on one side and the large port on the other.
Ano Volos
Location: 5 km north east of Volos Description: A picturesque suburb of Volos, Ano Volos distinguishes for its traditional architecture and its great views to Mount Pelion on one side and the large port on the other.
Pelion is a mountainous peninsula in the centre of Greece. This is a wonderful place to explore all year round, as it has both summer and winter destinations. Makrinitsa, Portaria, Milies, Vizitsa and Tsagarada are among the most popular winter destinations in Pelion, where a ski centre can also be found in Chania village. Agios Ioannis, Horefto, Platanias and Milina are considered among the most frequented summer places. Holidays in Pelion are particularly popular among families with kids
Pelion
Pelion is a mountainous peninsula in the centre of Greece. This is a wonderful place to explore all year round, as it has both summer and winter destinations. Makrinitsa, Portaria, Milies, Vizitsa and Tsagarada are among the most popular winter destinations in Pelion, where a ski centre can also be found in Chania village. Agios Ioannis, Horefto, Platanias and Milina are considered among the most frequented summer places. Holidays in Pelion are particularly popular among families with kids