Pelion Sights & Attractions
The beautiful peninsula of Pelion is perfect for both winter and summer holidays In Greece. Mountainous scenic villages, lush nature, amazing beaches, and interesting sites create the marvelous picture of Pelion. Makrinitsa, Milies, Vizitsa, and Tsagarada are among the most beautiful villages of Pelion. In fact, in Milies is the marvelous church of Taxiarches dating from the 17th century. Most beautiful beaches of Pelion are found on the eastern side of the peninsula and are famous for their exotic blue water. Such beaches are Agios Ioannis, Mylopotamos, Papa Nero, Fakistra, Damouchari, and others.
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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.
Centaur’s Path in Portaria village is a hidden gem in Pelion, surrounded by splendid nature. The path is marked with red circles on stones, so as not to deviate from it. There is also a fountain with drinking water and some benches for you to rest before continuing your journey.
Spring of Manas is found in Portaria, in a forest with dense vegetation, really close to Centaur’s Path. The unspoiled natural surroundings will awake all of your senses. There are some lovely bridges that help you cross the small stream.
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.
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 folklife 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.
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.
Located at an altitude of 1,530 meters, the Ski Centre of Agriolefkes gets pretty popular in winter. The closest tourist organized village is Chania.
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.
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.