Attractions, Beaches & Things to Do in Pelion
Pelion Ski Centre« Agriolefkes »
Founded in 1967, at an altitude of 1471 m., offers both views of the Aegean and the Pagasetic Gulf.
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.
The biggest village of Pelion, famous for apple cultivation, and the foundation place of one of the first Greek agricultural cooperatives (1916).
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.
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 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.
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.
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.
The greatest Greek politician Eleutherios Venizelos, amazed by its astonishing views, had described this village as "the balcony of Pelion"
Folk Art & History Museum of Pelion, Makrinitsa
Housed in a traditional mansion of 1844, it hosts artifacts and items of locals everyday life.
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.
Papa Nero Beach, Ag. Ioannis Mouresi
Organized long & wide golden-sand beach where the lush vegetation reaches the coast.
Chorefto Beach, Zagora
Organized large white sand & pebble beach with medium-deep turquoise waters that can have big waves in case of windy circumstances.
Thousand Years Old Platanus Tree of Tsagkarada
The highlight of the central square of the village, one of the oldest plane trees of Europe.
Popular destination among Pelion villages that combines mountainous landscapes and close access to wonderful beaches of the Aegean Sea.
Its picturesque little bay was the main setting for the choreography of the song "Dancing Queen" of the famous movie "Mamma Mia!".
Public Library of Milies« Psihis Akos »
Operating since 1814, it is one of the oldest Greek libraries, bearing a name that means "soul healing".
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.
Milies, South Pelion
A 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.
Combining the beautiful coast with the nearby mountainous destinations, while its major port serves as a getaway to the Sporades Islands.
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.
Kala Nera Beach, South Pelion (Milies)
Cosmopolitan beach with natural shadow and amenities of the local facilities and infrastructure.
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.
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.
Archaeological Site of Dimini
Settlement dating from the New Stone-Age era at 4.800 BC, found in excavations started in 1886.
Archaeological Site of Sesklo
Founded approximately in 6.800 BC, it's one of the oldest New Stone-Age settlements of Greece.
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.
Paltsi (Ag. Konstantinos) Beach, S. Pelion (Argalasti)
Not-organized sand & pebble beach that never gets crowded and has a peaceful and relaxing notion.
Volos - Nea Anchialos National Airport
Contemporary airport with numerous seasonal international flights that serves as an ideal getaway to Pelion, Volos, and the nearby islands.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.