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What to do in Pelion (Pilion)




Pelion is sure a surprise – Traditional villages, ski slopes, outdoor sports, heavenly beaches and dense forests …

Pelion, a fairytale town built from wood and stone framed by the beautiful colours of the surrounding nature. Your children will love the variety of activities available, in the area and you will really appreciate the area’s natural beauty.  The top things to do in Pelion all show off the diversity of central Greece’s mountainous, coast hugging landscape. Explore the sea, sand and snow.

Pelion Peninsula, within the region of Magnesia perfecture, is known for its beautiful mountains, but not only! Some rate it as Greece’s most beautiful region and it certainly has some striking contrasts. The eastern edge of those cliffs dip dramatically into the Aegean Sea while the western side curls around the Pagasitic Bay.

Off of Pelion of super curvy roads are Pelion’s fantastic villages. The most scenic of them, stone buildings made out of expertly carved local grey, blue, or green slate and red clay. They are built on terraces on the slopes and offer stunning vistas of the surrounding slopes and the sea.


Pelion, a place for all seasons

Pelion remains beautiful all year round and is suitable for all kinds of activity moments and ecotourism while providing the necessary infrastructure to accommodate tourists. The coastline hides some excellent beaches, often of a coarse sand/fine shingle which makes for excellent swimming in clear water.


For foreign tourism is Pelion still fairly unknown, and the small seaside villages – quiet for most of the year, busy over weekends. Greeks travel regularly to Pelion for a summer break, a fall getaway, a cozy winter holiday or for springtime trips especially around Greek Easter. But this is an exciting place for all seasons. In short, nature blooms all four seasons here.


Visit Pelion January 2017While I was in Pelion, at the end of January, I experienced  the region brightened by the winter sun as well as misty with fog and in some parts, under a blanket of snow.  I’d say winter in Pelion is charming, without thick summer crowds. Quiet and scenic.

No matter what time of the year, the very winding roads make for slow driving. Still, it was worth it and I’d go back in a heartbeat.

I’d say it’s difficult to drive around in just one day to visit the top sights and appreciate the peninsula’s beauty.  It’s best to take your time. Definitely split your time between the west side and the east side.


Pelion, a place for outdoor sports and feasts

Pelion has a large number of trails which are ideal for hiking, trekking on horseback and cycling experience moments. The paths, along with the railroad Volos – Milies, were until the ’60s the unique lines of communication between the villages and the city of Volos. Despite the passage of time, many of the old trails are still in very good condition thanks to the care of the local communities, allowing visitors the chance to explore the mountain up close and safely.

Pelion (Pilion) peninsula has a particularly interesting coastline that can also be explored by kayak. Sea kayak activities and tours.

You can go bird watching, herb gathering, mushroom hunting, mountain climbing, winter skiing or canyoning, horseback riding, mountain biking or ride along in a jeep safari. Practice yoga, archery, swimming, fishing, sea canoeing or enjoy a boat trip and many more water activities.

Join the local ventures and summer feasts and festivals and get a taste of the social life, history and traditions of Pelion.

Are you ready for the journey?

We offer you  the top day-trips to small and beautiful beaches along the coastline of east Pelion, the 24 hidden traditional villages, the numerous churches, chappels and manastries, historical, archaeological sights, musea, activities and a lot more.

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