Zagora Pelion

Pelion Settlement

The largest village of Pelion, famous for its apples, is a place of ineffable experiences. Its heavenliness has healing capabilities.

It is located 47 km away from the city of Volos and as it extends on the whole slope, it is divided into four large districts of Agia Paraskevi or Perachora, Agia Kyriaki, Agios Georgios, and Sotira. This gives the visitor the impression that it is a complex of four different villages.

What is Zagora, Pelion?

Zagora is the largest village of Pelion that was developed during the Byzantine period. While already from the 17th and 18th century it was an important trade, handicrafts, and cultural center. The village hosted the "Hellenic Museum", as well as a school of higher education, where it is said that Rigas Feraios also studied.

It is an ideal vacation destination throughout the year since regardless of the season it offers to the visitors an authentic experience as it remains picturesque and unchanged from tourism, while it is surrounded by unique nature.

Zagora has high-quality tourism infrastructure such as traditional mansions that offer accommodation for a comfortable and pleasant stay, as well as tavernas with local dishes and specialties.

What are the sights of Zagora, Pelion?

The village library that hosts valuable collections of books is open to the public. The churches and chapels of the village stand out for the interesting pre-Byzantine icons and frescoes. A walk through the picturesque neighborhoods of the village gives to the visitor the opportunity to enjoy the distinctive architecture that is connected to the enchanting landscape.

During the winter, the Ski Center of Pelion that is located 14 km from Zagora attracts numerous visitors. While in summer the visitor has access to the nearby beaches of Horefto, Agioi Saranda, Ovrio, and Elitsa.

Finally Zagora is famous for the local products, such as pastries, herbs, and its famous juicy apples.

About Zagora Pelion

Last updated: 18 Apr 2021

address Zagora, Pelion, 370 01, Greece