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Perfect all year round
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Pelion is only 4 hours from Athens, a very short trip and not tiring at all if you travel with your family. Don't expect luxurious accommodation and cosmopolitan vacation. Pelion is just fascinating by all means but it offers quiet and relaxing vacation, considering the times I have been there during the winter months.

People are particularly warm and friendly with any traveler and they keep their villages beautiful. In villages like Tsagarada, Vizitsa and Pinakates, which I continuously visit every year, you will taste the traditional spirit and the nice panoramic roads. The first time I stayed there I was left speechless by the old picturesque houses, stone bridges and the snowy mountains rising above us. Since then, after I moved back to Greece, Pelion has become the place where we get together with family and friends. Take a brief journey to the picturesque village of Milies, it is really nice in summer. The nature will impress you and above all you will enjoy delicious food. It is definitely a pleasure to walk around the village, the traditional pathways, the old churches.

There is always something new for you to see in Pelion. In summer, all beaches are great, though personally I prefer the beaches of the Aegean side with the exotic blue water. If you are family with kids, be wise because these beaches have strong waves and deep water.



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Ideal for every season
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A couple of friends in Athens suggested we take a short trip to Pelion. Pelion is known as the garden of Greece surrounded by many beautiful forests and waterfalls which find their way to small coves. The lovely route to Pelion took us about 4 hours and it was not tiring at all, although the road after Volos was winding and upgoing. The highlight of Pelion is the well-preserved village of Makrinitsa, a special visit if you want to see the traditional aspect of the area. A short tour in Pelion led us beyond Portaria, to a road with twists and turns all the way to the east coast. Our base was in Tsagarada, a great village in central Pelion. Driving all the way north of Tsagarada, we found ourselves in the coastal towns of Horefto, Agios Ioannis and Damouhari. We took a swim to the beautiful beaches there and the next day continued to Milies, a village known for the apple trees growing in the area. There is an old stream train still in operation. Pelion is one of the few place in Greece that is a perfect gateway for all the four seasons. There are many old stone paths and interesting trails for hiking activities.



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Friendly people and beautiful place
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We are Nadine en Jan from Belgium and we stayed 4 nights at Diakomis from 1/6 until 5/6/2011. We planned to stay one night, but we could not leave this place! It was so stunning beautiful! The view was spectacular. The nights wers so calm, silently, peacefull.
The lady of Diakoumis is also very friendly. We had some troubles with our rental car, and she helped were possible.
Thank you for everything and we certainly come back and recommend to family and friends.
Nadine en Jan



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Great Apartments in Mylopotamos Tsangarada!
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Hello,We are the Doipont's family from France!!We are arrive in Pelion with out a reservation and we are verry lucky becouse we go to see <> and we see Diakoumis stoudios & Apartments.We stay in a verry nice apartment verry comfortable with two separate bedrooms,living room,kitchen and so nice view to the sea.We are living verry sad becouse we spend one amazing week!For soure we send our friendly families to stay !Our kind regards for all our new friends in Greece Fellipe,Marie and the childrens..



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Do you visit Pelion?Mast stay in Diakoumis!
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23-02-2011,Hi my name is Belinda and i am from U.S.A.I spend my christmas holidays to diakoumis apartments and it was amazing!Everything handmade like a doll's house!and so clean!The rooms allnew by wood and stone with so panoramic view!I send my love to athina and his familie!It is and a popular destination for a greek or Europian tourists!I plane my summer holidays in Greece this year and for soure i spend it to Diakoumis apartments my paradise place on earth!!!



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Amazing water in secluded coves
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We drove from Athens through Volos and reached Pelion after a long drive up a narrow twisty mountain road where good brakes seemed as important as a quick horn. The peninsula was one of the greenest I have ever seen in Greece, and everywhere I turned there were apple trees and olive groves and the natural beauty of the place was outstanding. At every corner I turned, there was water cascading down the mountains. We booked into a nice room at Tsaragada, one of the most picturesque villages in Pelion set on a hillside at an altitude of 450 meters. It was a pleasure to walk around the village taking in the lovely picture of arched bridges, spring water fountains and the chapel of Virgin Mary, which has been built into a cave. At sunset, the square was getting filled with people coming for dinner in the small taverns and the atmosphere was really festive! A few miles downhill from Tsagarada, there is the sandy beach of Milopotamos and another beautiful beach, Fakistra, with amazing water and green surroundings.



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Try delicious spoon sweets
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Last summer, after a week in Skiathos, we rented a car from Volos and toured for a couple of days the villages of Pelion. We went to Makrinitsa, Portaria and Hania, the villages closer to Volos. My favourite was Makrinitsa. It had beautiful stone houses on the slopes of the hills that overlooked the green mountainside but the top was the square: truly like a balcony of Volos! You have the most gorgeous view of Volos and its port, and the view is equally beautiful in day and night with all those small lights beneath.

The nature in Pelionis so green and I was surprised that water would run so fresh and so free from springs and waterfalls!! A traditional house under the square of Makrinitsa works as a museum and some kind ladies showed us the house that had inside all the nice wooden furniture and old clothes. The ground floor had a large living room where they received guests. A wooden stairs led to the top floor, which had two bedrooms, a kitchen and another room that worked as olive oil and wine press. I was surprised that the bathroom was not in the house, but I was told that people used to build the bathroom outside the house for hygiene reasons.

Portoria and Hania were also nice, but spent less time there than in Makrinitsa. Everywhere on the roads, we could find small open shops that sold spoon sweets and driks. We bought a jar with green apple spoon sweet and finished it in a single afternoon. Delicious!



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The summer home of gods
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Pelion, according to mythology, was the mythical country of the Centaurs and the summer residence of the 12 Gods of Olympus. Pelioncombines both mountain and sea, although it is pretty famous for its mountain, especially during autumn and winter, when for many, it is the perfect time to visit. Pelion has bushy green forests with pines and trees. Inside the forests, you will probably be able to fin small foot or bridle paths, for those who love walking, bicycling or horse riding.

While there, you get the feeling of the fresh, clear wind. Pelion has many small villages and settlements, all with traditional, lordly architecture. Houses made of stone, with wooden details and a fireplace at almost all the places, hotel rooms, even tavernas. Tavernas there are very cozy, warm, with traditional greek recipes and good food and wine. Pelion is also famous for its apples.

In one of these villages, Hania, there is a ski center. Impressing view from there too. At the ski center there is a warm and nice cafe and a traditional winter lodge.



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A precious part of Greece
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Pelion is an area for serious Greek Lovers, with its mountains with the scent of herbs, walnut and chesnut trees bearing their succulent nuts in late autumn as they fall from the trees, Fruit trees abound on the mountain and ripen at various levels on the mountains.
The beautiful spring water which is ever present gushing through delightful
villages as you pass by, so to refresh the walkers of this world.
Wild animals abound and it is not uncommon to find a tortoise joinging you on your walk.
Little churches all over the mountains for one to visit which are highly ornate in their interior.Then down to the coast with its many beaches and fishing villages which are unspoilt by mass tourism.
The food at the Kritsa hotel Portaria was the best Greek food that I have been privileged to eat.
Now is the time to visit Pelionbecause when tourism finds its way into this area a precious part of Greece will be lost.



martinebakker

Impressions from Pelion
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I spent 2 weeks on Pelion and my eyes couldn't get enough of it. It is so marvelous, green, charming with a lot of flowers, old typical villages, charming fish villages, extraordinary beaches,... The views you get everywhere on the Pagasatic Gulf are incredible. You can compare it with the views on Santorini! So if you are a Greeklover, you can imagine the beauty of it! I stayed one week in Milina to explore the south. Aghia Kyriaki is a must to see and the way (one hour) to this place is a 4 star rating trip. The second week we stayed at Afissos, a little more touristic in june (but very touristic in july and august!), to explore the historical hill villages and some beaches on the Aegean Coast.

The beaches on the Aegean Coast or at the South of Pelion(near Platanias) are the most beautiful ones. The beaches on the Pagasatic Gulf are very little and mostly crowded on the week-ends. The hill villages of Vizitza, Pinakates, Makrinitza are very special with their specific architecture: the Archontika (typical houses of Central Pelion). You can nearly imagine in the summer that you find a lot of snow on those places in the winter!


cristibolo
cristibolo wrote on Jul 10, 2009

A very useful and exhaustive review!


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