Find out everything about your holidays in Pelion on our travel guide! Pelion is an absolute natural paradise! It is a huge mountain dotted with picturesque traditional villages and fringed by mesmerizing beaches!

The gems of Pelion are hands down its quaint villages! Makrinitsa, Portaria, Milies, and Tsagarada are among the most beautiful villages in Pelion. They are made up of traditional little houses with grey stone roofs and paved alleys that ooze charm in abundance!

On the eastern side of the Pelion peninsula in Greece, there are some exotic beaches with mesmerizing cobalt waters. Mylopotamos, Fakistra and Agios Ioannis are some of the most popular Pelion beaches you have to visit!

For those of a non-beachy disposition, Pelion has a lot to offer in terms of natural beauty. The variety of natural landscapes make Pelion a top holiday destination all year round! The closest big town to Pelion is Volos, which has a busy port and a small airport that receives charter flights.

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Pelion Greece is a mountainous peninsula sitting in Thessaly, in the central part of the country. Thanks to its diverse natural landscape, Pelion is a wonderful destination for both summer and winter holidays!

The standouts of Pelion are hands down its intimate little villages. The most popular villages for winter holidays in Pelion are Makrinitsa, Portaria, Miles, Vizitsa, Tsagarada, and Chania, where a ski center lies. Their deep-green woodland backdrop and traditional houses will steal your breath! As for the best villages for summer holidays in Pelion, Agios Ioannis, Horefto, Platanias, and Milina are top choices.

Apart from its picturesque villages, Pelion is also famous for its exotic beaches. The coastline of Pelion is littered with some of the finest beaches in Greece! Mylopotamos, Agios Ioannis, Horefto, and Fakistra are the best beaches in Pelion. A dip in their enticingly clear waters will excite you! If you manage to peel yourself away from the beautiful Pelion beaches, you should go sightseeing to discover the stone-made churches in the area. And, of course, don’t miss to taste the local delicacies at the delightful traditional taverns of Pelion!

Pelion is a top holiday destination all year round!

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  • Makrinitsa village
    Located on the mountain slopes above Volos Town, Makrinitsa is among the most picturesque villages of Pelion. The central square of the village is called the balcony of Pelion.
  • Mylopotamos beach
    Mylopotamos beach is located on the eastern side of the peninsula and has amazing blue green waters. It is accessible through a windy road from Tsagarada.
  • Milies village
    Many hiking paths start from the village of Milies to the north eastern side of the region. The village itself charms visitors with the relaxing atmosphere.
  • Agios Ioannis beach
    Located on the northern side of Pelion, Agios Ioannis is a popular summer destination. It has a large beach with crystal waters and many tourist facilities.
  • Tsagarada village
    Tsagarada is a mountainous village on the north eastern side of the peninsula. Its location offers amazing view to the Aegean Sea and the green nature of the peninsula.
  • Church of Saint Taxiarches
    The church of Agioi (Saint) Taxiarches in the central square of Milies is an architectural marvel for its fine acoustics. The wall paintings are also very interesting.
  • Travel with the steam train
    The legendary steam train of Pelion works only in summer weekends for tourist reason. The train departs from Ano Lehonia to Milies, crossing a region of extreme natural beauty.
  • Volos Town
    Volos is the largest town close to Mount Pelion. The port of Volos serves daily ferries to the Sporades islands, particularly Skiathos, Skopelos and Alonissos.