Pteleos (Πτελεός) (or Ftelio, as the locals call the village) is a village at the southern part of the Magnesia prefecture in Greece. Population 2,881 (2001). The area has been populated already since the prehistoric times and the name Pteleos is mentioned in Homer's Iliad. Current archaeological sites include the Venetian Castle close to Pigadi, several tombs from the Mycaenian period between Pteleos and Aghioi Theodoroi and several small churches, the oldest of which was built in the 13th century. The population's main proffesions include tourism, agriculture and fishing.
There are a few sandy beaches with calm waters near Pteleos.
Fresh fish and sea food (try it with the local drink Tsipouro - Τσίπουρο )
The tap water is drinkable and restaurants will serve glasses of ice water upon request. Local drinks include wine and Tsipouro - Τσίπουρο
There are many rooms-to-let. Just ask the locals upon arriving. There is no tourist information office.
Pteleos is a generally safe destination.
There are also a few local bars open almost 24 hours a day during weekends in summer.
Links - Contacts
How to reach Pteleos by public transportation (In Greek): http://www.pteleos.gr/dromologia.htm
How to reach Pteleos car (In Greek): http://www.pteleos.gr/dromologia.htm
Pteleos' Public Services Numbers (In Greek) http://www.pteleos.gr/contact.htm