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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.

Get in[edit]

By car, leave the E75 highway at the Aghioi theodoroi exit coming from the south, or at the Sourpi exit coming from the north. One can also use the coaches from Volos, Athens and Thessaloniki.

Get around[edit]

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Do[edit][add listing]

  • Sunbathing
  • Swimming
  • Free camping
  • Hiking
  • Biking


There are a few sandy beaches with calm waters near Pteleos.

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Eat[edit][add listing]

Fresh fish and sea food (try it with the local drink Tsipouro - Τσίπουρο )

Drink[edit][add listing]

The tap water is drinkable and restaurants will serve glasses of ice water upon request. Local drinks include wine and Tsipouro - Τσίπουρο

Sleep[edit][add listing]

There are many rooms-to-let. Just ask the locals upon arriving. There is no tourist information office.

Stay safe[edit]

Pteleos is a generally safe destination.

  • The summer sun tends to get very strong. You should not take the risk of dehydration, sunburns or even heat strokes lightly. Wear appropriate clothes, maybe with a hat and sunglasses; use sunscreen; bring enough water on excursions and know when to stop exhausting yourself and seek the shade of a tree.

Get out[edit]

Ships travel from the port of Pteleos named Pigadi, to Sporades Islands such as Skiathos and Alonissos.

There are also a few local bars open almost 24 hours a day during weekends in summer.

Links - Contacts[edit]

How to reach Pteleos by public transportation (In Greek):

How to reach Pteleos car (In Greek):

Pteleos' Public Services Numbers (In Greek)

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