Fresh and green year-round, the peninsula is dominated by mountains reaching a height of some 1600 meters and covered with pine, oak, fir, plane, and chestnut. Views are dramatic, particularly on the northeast where mountains plunge dizzily to the sea. the western side is gentler – its hills covered with olive trees and shrubs – yet still remarkably attractive.

Pelion’s preserved mountain villages are a joy. Clinging to wooded slopes high above the sea, they share a unique architectural tradition and are amongst the most beautiful in Greece. The old stone-built mansions, with their grey slate roofs and overhanging balconies, blend with their surroundings. Often the only sounds are a babbling brook or birdsong. Everywhere are trees, shrubs, plants, and flowers.

 

Highlights:

  • Village of Zagora - Proud of its artistic and intellectual heritage
  • Village of Tsagarada -In the shade of a plane tree 
  • Village of Milies - Ride with the traditional train, a listed monument of Pelion
  • Village of Makrinitsa - A village that overflows with picturesque surroundings
  • Village of Portaria - Characterized by a strong cosmopolitan atmosphere
  • Village of Chania - The food of your life

Village of Zagora

Overlooking the Aegean Sea, Zagora is Pelion's largest village and is renowned for its apples. Set in a charming position in vast green lands regarded as the center of the woodland area in Pelion.

All houses are totally built in traditional style, most of them have wooden carved ornamental windows and doors.

Village of Tsagarada

Start from the square of Agia Paraskevi to see the impressive one thousand-year-old plane tree and the homonym church built-in 1909. Visit the Agioi Taxiarches square with the big plane tree and the homonym church which was built-in 1786, and it’s the oldest in Tsagarada. Have a walk in one of the many pathways that take you around the village through the forest and see little streams and little wooden bridges on the way. On your walk through the village admire the Nanopouleio School which has been declared as a work of art and was built-in 1863 and the Achilopouleios commercial school which was built-in 1864 and now houses the digital folklore museum. And last but not least, admire the view of the Aegean sea throughout the village.

Village of Milies

Full of old mansions, marble fountains and olive trees, Milies offers the perfect harmony. Milies is the place with the beautiful famous cave where the mythic Centaur Chiron and his students used to live. The village is the birthplace of some of the leaders of Neo-Hellenic Enlightenment like Anthimos Gazis, Danil Philipidis and Grigorios Konstantas. The famous school of Millies is also there, operating as a spiritual and cultural creative center during the Turkish occupation. Really interesting to see are the Library of Milies which contains four thousand rare books, the Folklore Museum of the community and the three-aisled basilica of Pamegistoi Taxiarches. Do not forget the ride with "Moutzouris" steam train.

Village of Makrinitsa

Makrinitsa is also called “The balcony of Pelion” due to the incredible views from the village. The village has many traditional houses and mansions and along with the villages of Vizitsa and Pinakates has been declared as a preserved village. Just as in Portaria, here you will find beautiful guesthouses and many choices for food and drink. There are also some shops selling traditional products. 

Village of Portaria

This village is where the tourism of Pelion began for memories of former glories survive in Portaria, such as the magnificent mansions which were once the property of Zoulias, Athanassakis, and Kantartzis. There is also the lovely little 19th-century three-aisled basilica of Agios Nikolaos which has interesting exterior reliefs on the front. Like the entire region of Pelion, Portaria is really rich in waters and because of that is full of watercourses and waterfalls giving particular embellishing the village. It is most preferred due to its proximity to the ski center of Pelion.

Village of Chania

A small traditional settlement, Chania, is known for three main reasons: The Pelion Ski Resort, which is 2 km away, the naturalistic quests that it provides and the excellent food! There, you will find delicious appetizers and delicacies!

 

What to expect

  • Village of Zagora - Proud of its artistic and intellectual heritage
  • Village of Tsagarada -In the shade of a plane tree 
  • Village of Milies - Ride with the traditional train, a listed monument of Pelion
  • Village of Makrinitsa - A village that overflows with picturesque surroundings
  • Village of Portaria - Characterized by a strong cosmopolitan atmosphere
  • Village of Chania - The food of your life

Who it's for

Our trips are designed for private and corporate groups looking to explore the beauties of Greece while enjoying a ride.

Itinerary

  • 4 nights accommodation in a traditional guesthouse or 4* hotel, bed & breakfast basis
  • Maps and detailed travel information
  • Transfers from and to the airport
  • All taxes and service charges
  • 24hrs Assistance phone number

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