Chania in Pelion, is a popular resort in Greece. It is a mountain village at 1200 m. altitude in a dense beech forest that forms the passage from West to East Pelion. In the past, travelers, handmen stayed overnight in huts using the the harbour of Chania (Hania). Some of these huts are still preserved to this day. The name of the region is said to be due to these old huts (chania).
Nowadays, the surrounding areas of the village, the Agriolefkes area, is one of the most beautiful ski areas in Greece. For ski lovers there is a beautiful descent possible along slopes through frost-covered trees that look like petrified, while popping up on the left the Pagasitikos Gulf and on the right the Aegean Sea. We visited Chania (Hania) in summer and we were surprised by what we saw; it looks more like Switzerland or Austria. Along the way there are numerous restaurants and taverns and it’s nice here. All things are neatly groomed and everywhere are colourful pots.
The little village is full of hostels and inns for hosting the visitors coming during the winter to enjoy the ski centre in Agriolefkes, at an altitude of 1529 metres. For walk, hiking enthusiasts the area offers large woods and trails. The whole area is surrounded by woods of beech and chestnut.
The eastern side of Pelion is particularly picturesque, traditional villages, less touched by tourism, surrounded by an incredible natural beauty such as fruit trees, adorable valleys ending in magical beaches, or astonishing waterfalls.
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