If you visit Pelion, you will agree that it is one of the most beautiful mountainous areas in Greece and one of the most popular tourist destinations. It is estimated that it is visited by 3.5 million tourists annually who want to spend there their winter or summer holidays.Looking for accommodation in Pelion? Check out Luxury Holiday Villas in Pelion!
Pelion combines, in incredible harmony, lush vegetation, abundant waters, pristine beaches, mansions with special architectural character and authentic Greek traditional cuisine. Visitors will have the chance to come into direct contact with nature and discover the beauties of the most blessed Greek mountains. It is located on the east side of Magnesia, rising just above Volos, while at south, ends in a peninsula occupying Pagasitikos Gulf. The southwestern slopes of the mountain face Pagasitikos, while the eastern have the privilege of a direct visual contact with the Aegean Sea.
In the main body of the mountain are located about 30 traditional villages, each with its own character, lovely houses, holiday homes, traditional taverns, and picturesque stone alleys. You will love the squares of the villages with their plane trees, stone fountains, and traditional cafes offering Greek retreats and tsipouro!
If you love wandering in the nature, Pelion will leave you speechless! At high altitudes, you will have the chance to explore large forests of firs, beeches, oaks, chestnut trees and ivies. At lower altitudes dominate pines, olive trees, apple trees, cherry trees and other fruit trees. The beaches in Pagasitikos Gulf are usually calmer but gather many people. The waters are shallow and have a blue-green color. The beaches in the Aegean, on the other side of Pelion, often raise waves. There, the water deepens and has a deep blue color.
Pelion is a paradise for those who love extreme sports, alternative tourism and nature activities. The area is perfect for hiking, mountaineering and skiing. Near Hania village is the location Agriolefkes where there is a very well organized ski center in winter. By taking the lifts, you can climb up to the 1,470 m., and enjoy an incredible view: Pagasitic Gulf and, on the one side, the Aegean Sea, the Gulf of Thessaloniki, Halkidiki and the mountain Athos! In summer, the beaches are full of lovers of water skiing, diving, sea kayak and other water sports. Canyoning, horse riding and mountain bike are also activities that you could deal with, in Pelion.
One of the highlights of Pelion in recent years is the legendary “Moutzouris”, the train that starts from Ano Lechonia and ends at Milies. It operates, mainly, during the summer season.
There are quite many musical, artistic and cultural events organized during summer in Pelion. Among others, stand out the internationally known Pelion Festival, taking place in Kissos, Zagora and Tsagarada, the Jazz Festival in Makrinitsa and the Music Village festival in Agios Lavrentios. There are also numerous local folk festivals, which attract visitors from all over Greece and Europe.
Accommodation In Pelion
Holiday homes in Pelion will make you fall in love with them at first sight! Traditional design and decoration, wood and stone in their interior, lush vegetation in the surrounding area and wonderful views of the sea and mountain. Could you imagine anything better for your winter or summer holidays in Greece?