All 9 Pelion Sightseeing
Here are all the Pelion sightseeing that we suggest. Have a look on various attractions that you can see during your visit in Pelion, such as churches, monasteries, museums, castles and other sights.
All sightseeing in Pelion
The church of Agia Marina in the square of Kissos stands under tall plane trees. Constructed in the 17th century, this small church is made of stones and has a roof with white tiles.
Established in 1767, this traditional church is dedicated to the Assumption of the Virgin. It has interesting architecture and a tall bell tower, with bells from Odessa.
Greek Museum is the name given to the old school where the famous freedom-fighter (against the Turks), Rigas Valestinlis-Feraios, was attending. This building, also known as the School of Rigas, was also the school of other famous Greek personalities. Nearby, there is the library of Zagora which has more than 15,000 old books and manuscripts.
The Byzantine Monastery of Agios Lavrentios was established in 1378 on the ruins of an older monastery. It played an important role in the Greek War of Independence.
The legendary old steam train of Pelion is popularly known as Moutzouris (smudgy). This train started working in the late 19th century and played a key role in the development of Pelion.
The Museum of Folk Art and History of Pelion is housed in Topali mansion, beneath the central square of Makrinitsa. The mansion was built in 1844 and looks like a fortress. It hosts items depicting folk life on Pelion.
The Museum of Worry Beads (Komboloi) is an appendix of the same museum in Nafplion. It presents the history and variety of worry beads, which are so connected to the Greek culture.
Located at an altitude of 1,530 metres, the Ski Centre of Agriolefkes gets pretty popular in winter. The closest tourist organized village is Chania.
The historical church of Agioi Taxiarches in the square of Milies was founded in the 17th century and renovated in 1741. Inside, there are some interesting frescoes with scenes from the Bible.
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