Pelion

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Attractions, Beaches & Things to Do in Pelion

One of the slopes of Pelion Ski Centre Agriolefkes.
photo: Spyros L.
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Pelion Ski Centre

« Agriolefkes »

Founded in 1967, at an altitude of 1471 m., offers both views of the Aegean and the Pagasetic Gulf.

An image showing the exterior of the Agia Marina Church in Kissos, Pelion.
→ E   ≈ 7.1km

Agia Marina Church, Kissos

Erected approximately in 1650 in the central square of a historical village, it is famous for its gold-plated, wood-carved iconostasis.

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Some of the snow-covered houses of Zagora in Pelion with the mountain in the background during a  sunny day.
↑ N   ≈ 8.6km

Zagora, Zagora-Mouresi

The biggest village of Pelion, famous for apple cultivation, and the foundation place of one of the first Greek agricultural cooperatives (1916).

A stream flowing among the rocks and the dense vegetation. A picture taken at the Centaurs' Path of Portaria
photo: Cobo69 / CC BY-SA 4.0
← W   ≈ 9.5km

Centaurs' Path, Portaria

Among streams, plane trees, and wooden bridges, as well as legends related to its mythological name, is situated the 2,7 km long famous path.

The front side of a typical mansion in Portaria village of Pelion.
← W   ≈ 9.6km

Portaria, Volos

Located at the western slopes of Pelion, it has an amazing view of Volos city, while it was one of the first tourist resorts of Thessaly.

The train of Pelion passes over the stone-built five arched bridge of Kalorema.
↓ S   ≈ 10.4km

The Little Train of Pelion

Constructed between 1894 and 1903, it is the railway connection between Volos and Milies that is one of the major attractions of Pelion.

Many people, umbrellas, and sunbeds at one part of the Agii Saranta beach of Zagora on Pelion.
↗ NE   ≈ 10.7km

Agii Saranta Beach, Zagora

On the east coast of Pelion, it's a sand and small-pebble beach with a distinctive light blue color and the dense vegetation reaching the coast.

The settlement of Agios Ioannis and a part of the Agios Ioannis Beach at Mouresi of Pelion.
↗ NE   ≈ 10.9km

Agios Ioannis Beach, Mouresi

Large sand & pebble beach quite famous for its waves in case of windy weather, while it's located at one of the most famous resorts of Pelion.

A part of a mansion of Makrinitsa and the incredible view of Volos city and the Pagasetic Gulf in the background.
← W   ≈ 11km

Makrinitsa, Volos

The greatest Greek politician Eleutherios Venizelos, amazed by its astonishing views, had described this village as "the balcony of Pelion"

An overview of the Topali mansion in Makrinitsa that hosts the Folk Art & History Museum of Pelion.
← W   ≈ 11.1km

Folk Art & History Museum of Pelion, Makrinitsa

Housed in a traditional mansion of 1844, it hosts artifacts and items of locals everyday life.

Inside one of the rooms of the Byzantine Museum of Makrinitsa with artifacts in displays and icons hanging on the walls.
← W   ≈ 11.2km

Byzantine Museum of Makrinitsa

It was inaugurated in 2018, while it sheds light on the ecclesiastical history of the region with Byzantine exhibits of the 13th century.

A panoramic picture showing the beach of Papa Nero at Ag. Ioannis, Mouresi.
→ E   ≈ 11.3km

Papa Nero Beach, Ag. Ioannis Mouresi

Organized long & wide golden-sand beach where the lush vegetation reaches the coast.

A photo showing a part of the Chorefto beach at Zagora of Pelion.
↗ NE   ≈ 11.4km

Chorefto Beach, Zagora

Organized large white sand & pebble beach with medium-deep turquoise waters that can have big waves in case of windy circumstances.

The old platanus tree in the central square of Tsagkarada.
→ E   ≈ 11.6km

Thousand Years Old Platanus Tree of Tsagkarada

The highlight of the central square of the village, one of the oldest plane trees of Europe.

Houses of Tsagkarada with a view of the blue sea of the Aegean in the background.
→ E   ≈ 11.7km

Tsagkarada, Zagora-Mouresi

Popular destination among Pelion villages that combines mountainous landscapes and close access to wonderful beaches of the Aegean Sea.

An image showing the bay of Ntamouchari including some buildings surrounded by the dense vegetation of the coast.
→ E   ≈ 12.4km

Ntamouchari, Zagora-Mouresi

Its picturesque little bay was the main setting for the choreography of the song "Dancing Queen" of the famous movie "Mamma Mia!".

The exterior and the main entrance of the Public Library of Milies in Pelion.
↘ SE   ≈ 12.9km

Public Library of Milies

« Psihis Akos »

Operating since 1814, it is one of the oldest Greek libraries, bearing a name that means "soul healing".

An image showing a part of the village square and the Church of Taxiarches in Milies of Pelion.
↘ SE   ≈ 12.9km

Church of Taxiarches, Milies

Standing in the middle of the square is a structure of the first half of the 18th century, famous for its acoustics and its fresco paintings.

The exterior of the train station and the terminal of the railway in Milies of Pelion.
↘ SE   ≈ 12.9km

Milies, South Pelion

Α typical Pelion village and the terminal of the famous railway. It is placed almost in the middle of the peninsula at an altitude of 400 m.

An overview of a part of Volos including the port of the city.
↙ SW   ≈ 13.3km

Volos

Combining the beautiful coast with the nearby mountainous destinations, while its major port serves as a getaway to the Sporades Islands.

A panoramic picture that depicts the Fakistra beach of Mouresi at Pelion.
→ E   ≈ 13.9km

Fakistra Beach, Mouresi

Trademark of wild natural beauty with green-blue waters among steep cliffs. The landscape of this rock-pebble beach offers relief & relaxation.

A photo showing the facilities of a restaurant and the beach of Kala Nera at South Pelion.
↓ S   ≈ 14.3km

Kala Nera Beach, South Pelion (Milies)

Cosmopolitan beach with natural shadow and amenities of the local facilities and infrastructure.

A panoramic photo of the Mylopotamos beach at Mouresi of Pelion.
→ E   ≈ 15.2km

Mylopotamos Beach, Mouresi

Within a green & wild landscape, it is a marvelous & scenic sand-pebble beach that is cut by a rock (with an arch) that enters the sea.

A picture of the crystal clear waters of the Koropi (Boufa) beach of South Pelion.
photo: HG32 / CC BY-SA 3.0
↘ SE   ≈ 17.6km

Koropi (Boufa) Beach, South Pelion (Milies)

Sandy with small pebbles and shallow water is ideal for families, while it's the longest beach of Pelion.

An image showing the main entrance of the Toumpa vaulted tomb at the Neolithic Settlement of Dimini.
← W   ≈ 22.6km

Archaeological Site of Dimini

Settlement dating from the New Stone-Age era at 4.800 BC, found in excavations started in 1886.

Remains of the Archaeological Site of the Neolithic Settlement of Sesklo during a sunny day.
← W   ≈ 29km

Archaeological Site of Sesklo

Founded approximately in 6.800 BC, it's one of the oldest New Stone-Age settlements of Greece.

Small fishing boats anchored in the port of Nea Anchialos near Volos.
↙ SW   ≈ 36km

Nea Anchialos, Magnesia

A relatively new coastal city founded in 1907 from the refugees of the old city of Anchialos located today in south-east Bulgaria.

An overview of the Paltsi (Ag. Konstantinos) beach on South Pelion.
↘ SE   ≈ 37.2km

Paltsi (Ag. Konstantinos) Beach, S. Pelion (Argalasti)

Not-organized sand & pebble beach that never gets crowded and has a peaceful and relaxing notion.

The village of Trikeri on the top of the hill at the south end of the Magnesia Peninsula.
photo: Kognos / CC BY-SA 4.0
↓ S   ≈ 45.1km

Trikeri, South Pelion

Situated on a hill at the south of the Magnesia Peninsula, had always an "island atmosphere" different from the rest of Pelion villages.

A part of Agia Kyriaki village in South Pelion including the port and some small fishing boats.
↓ S   ≈ 46.2km

Agia Kyriaki, South Pelion

A remote port that gives the impression of an island settlement and a picturesque landscape that is the definition of the relaxing holiday.

An overview of the Kastri Beach on South Pelion.
↘ SE   ≈ 47.3km

Kastri Beach & Camping, S. Pelion

Not-organized sandy beach with swallow waters on the east coast of Pelion, where the homonymous camping is also located among many olive trees.

A photo showing many people under umbrellas and others who are sunbathing at the Agiokampos Beach of Agia (Melivoia).
↖ NW   ≈ 53.4km

Agiokampos Beach, Agia (Melivoia)

Long sandy and organized beach of the coastal settlement that is among the most famous summer destinations of the Thessaly county.

A boat full of people is approaching the port of Skiathos.
photo: kdask / CC BY 2.0
↘ SE   ≈ 54km

Skiathos

Popular Greek island-destination that hosts the only airport in Sporades Archipelago and is famous for its emerald beaches and lively nightlife.

Questions & Answers about Pelion

Why Visit Pelion?
  • Mountainous peninsula between the Pagasetic Gulf and the Aegean Sea.
  • All-year-round destination with amazing beaches, and picturesque villages.
  • Quality tourist infrastructure preserves a genuine notion of untouched nature.
What is Perion, Greece?

Between Pagassitikos Gulf and the Aegean Sea, Pelion rises imposingly with over 40 villages with unique architecture, beautifully cobbled streets, historic churches, and wild nature. The whole mountain is overgrown with forests of beech, oak, chestnut, pines, and firs. The lowland areas are also covered by apple and olive trees and dense undergrowth. Pelion has fairly good roads, excellent tourist infrastructure, and picturesque villages. While the potential visitor can find great trails, beautiful beaches, and a variety of activities focusing on the nature of Pelion. Regardless of the season visiting Pelion it is certain that the visitor will enjoy a wonderful holiday getting lifetime experiences.

What are the Centaurs and their relation to Pelion, Greece?

According to mythology, Pelion was home to the Centaurs, who were mythical creatures with a horse body down of the waist and the human body up of the waist. From the most famous centaurs was Chiron, the teacher of Jason. They are involved in many Greek myths as being as wild as untamed horses, while they also featured Roman mythology and the contemporary fantasy literature.