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Pelion Seaside villages
Pelion Mountain Villages
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Pelion, the native country of the legendary Centaurs, the summer residence of the twelve Gods of Olympus and the mythical country of the Argonauts, rises in lush magnificence to the northeast of Volos. It was here that the centaur
Pelion magically combines mountain and sea. Pelion villages are famous for their traditional architecture. All around the ski center you can visit and stay in beautiful villas, eat in Greek tavernas and have a good time. You can come here anytime within the year to either ski in the winter or swim in the summer on the Aegean Sea or the Pagasitic Gulf, to walk, ride a bike or a horse through a dense set of paths on the Mountain of Pelion.
Its twenty four villages, with houses of unique architecture, are either clinging on the slopes, or hiding in all green ravines and looking like having "grown" together with the trees.
A dense walking network with footpaths and cobbled "kalderimia" is being developed and offers the visitor the possibility of discovering routes of outstanding natural beauty and wild vegetation. The traditional, narrow-gauge, railway line "jason", work of the Italian engineer Evaristo de Chirico and father of the famous painter.
Giorgio de Chirico, offers the visitor a unique experience on the route Ano Lehonia-Milies with stops at intermediate villages.
The ski centre, located at the Agriolefkes summit, offers an inn that is open all year round, three pull lifts, a double seat lift, three ski slopes, beginners slope, advanced slope, and ski-school.
The opportunities for exploration by horse riding, mountain bike, diving, sailing, and fishing, satisfy even the most demanding seekers of "alternative" holidays.
All these and many other additional features, such as culture, tradition and gastronomy is Pelion.
Distances of the villages from Volos (Km)
More about Magnesia & Pelion
Pelion Seaside villages » Agios Ioannis • Afissos • Damouhari • Horefto • Horto • Kala Nera • Kalamos • Kato Gatzea • Milina • Mylopotamos • Papa Nero • Platanias • Trikeri Island
Pelion Mountain Villages » Agios Dimitrios • Argalasti • Kissos • Makrynitsa • Milies • Hania • Pinakates & Visitsa • Portaria • Tsagarada • Xourihti • Zagora