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Mount Pelion

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Mount Pelion (a.k.a. Pelio or Pilio or Pelium; Greek, Modern: Πήλιο, Ancient/Katharevousa: Πήλιον) forms a hook-like peninsula between the Pagasetic Gulf and the Aegean Sea.

The mountains are entirely forested, with beech, oak, maple and chestnut trees. Pelion is a tourist attraction throughout the year: the mountain includes trails and sidewalks for walking within small and large beaches with sand or pebbles. Modern Pelio has twenty-four villages built with traditional Pelian architecture.

Located near the city of Volos, in the region of Thessaly.

Regions

Potistika beach near Xinovryssi, Pelio

Get in

Get around

satellite image of Pelio

The only way to get around is from Volos Interurban Bus Terminal ("Yperastiko KTEL") (KTEL Volou). After every airplane arrival there is a bus departure to Volos city. If the flight is delayed, the departure of the bus can be flexible to board all the passengers.

See

Do

  • Walk along the recognized hiking routes.
  • A trip at the slopes of Mount Pelion with the famous Moutzouris, the little steamtrain. Amazing views guaranteed while travelling through the beautiful nature.
  • IFOM Horseriding, (37010 Milies), 2421041201, [1]. An adventurous way to discover the Pelion nature and its beauties is to go on a tour by horse. The guides of IFOM Milies have spent years riding the back roads and trails by horse and want to take you on an adventurous horseback riding tour to discover the Mountain of the Centaurs from a whole different perspective.
  • Argonautical Park (Water sports), (Afissos), 24210 20684, [2]. The Argonautical Park is the ideal location to participate in all kinds of water sports like sailing, surfing and diving.
  • Walking Holidays Greece (Walking), 6948508120, [3]. Discover the unknown corners of the Pelion Peninsula by foot with a licensed enthousiastic guide! Day programs (also for Meteora Monasteries) and week programs.

Beaches

There is a good variety of beaches on Pelio. The west side to the Pagasetic Gulf has smaller sandy beaches with calm waters. Beaches on the east (Aegean) are huge sandy beaches with deep waters and sometimes big waves. The beaches in Pelion are numerous, many have been awarded with the title of “Blue Flag”. The water is crystal clear and refreshing! But the most important is that they are quiet and family friendly!

Buy

Eat

You can try the local sweets, made from fruits boiled with sugar.

Spetsofai is a local dish with tomato sauce, local spicy sausage and peppers.

Drink

You can try the local Tsipouro with or without aniseed, with aniseed has a sweet taste and becomes milky when add water.

Sleep

There many Hotels around Pelion, more in information you can find on Pelion sections (Northwest, Northeast etc)


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