West Pelion

The region offers fantastic romantic holiday for couples and families, developed little beaches suitable for young children.

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Description of West Pelion

This side allows it to act as a gateway to the rest of the mountain as well as to Volos. The combination of tradition, mythology, pure nature, culture and history offers you countless beautiful images, which are worth the time and exploration. You find many historical and archaeological sites, museums, cultural tradition and activities.

Ideal place for rest, entertainment, activities, nature, historical and archaeological attractions. You just pick what you want!

The area has very few original homes remaining – most being demolished in the past by earthquakes and abandonment. Except the village of Makrinitsa where colour and style have been preserved through the years, with many old traditional houses, mansions and cobble-stoned paths for walking. In other villages in this area most houses have been rebuilt in the original Pelion style and so the villages are quaint and inviting. The area’s characteristics are the stone-paved village squares with hundreds old years old plane trees, the many fountains, the lush vegetation, the panoramic views to the Pagasetic Gulf and Volos. During summer, music and movies nights, concerts, plays, exhibitions and other events are organised mainly at the central squares of the villages.

In Volos and towards the south the beaches are developed and suitable for young children. The landscape is more typically Greek compared with the East side on the Aegean coast. The resorts, too, are more familiar, usually a string of small hotels and apartments traditionally build and taverns overlooking a promenade and small beach.

Beech forests cover  the higher areas like a bright green blanket. In olive groves the greyish green foliage forms a lovely contrast with the purple blue of thyme and the pink cistus flowers on the ground.

There is a lot of history, culture, nature and historic sights to visit especially because it can be combined with the Volos area which is not far.

The most well-known villages in the area are: Agios Vlasios, Agios Lavrentios, Agria, Alli Meria, Anakasia, Ano Volos, Drakeia, Katichori, Lechonia, Makrinitsa, Portaria, Stagiates, Chania.

The villages closest to Volos are: Agios Onoufrios, Agria, Alli Meria, Anakasia, Ano Volos, Katichori, Lechonia, Makrinitsa, Portaria, Stagiates.

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On the website there are some suggestions for trips. In addition to this you may already have your own wishes and ideas, or perhaps not at all. With our local knowledge we may well optimize your ideas with you to create the trip of your dreams. Well thought-out itineraries, locations and then arranged everything to perfection. If you are traveling alone, as a couple, with a group or as a family, tell us your ideas and wishes, personally, via Skype or telephone, just when it suits you best.

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