With its majestic mountains and abundance of beech, oak and maple trees, the beautiful resort of Pelion is a sight to behold. Nestled away in the region of Thessaly, it serves as a favourite holiday getaway for many throughout the year due to its diverse landscape. A world away from the hustle and bustle of nightclubs and neon sights found in mainland Greece, this hidden gem is blessed with sand-swept beaches and cobbled mountain trails. If you’re looking to indulge in gentle coastal walks or thrilling water sports on your holidays to Pelion, or simply to revel in its picturesque surroundings, you’re sure to fall in love with this beautiful place.
A large mountain dotted with traditional villages, stepping off the plane and in to your holidays in Pelion can feel like stepping back in time. Makrinitsa, Portaria, Milies and Tsagarada are the top places to visit on your Pelion holidays, with grey stoned roofs and paved paths giving a glimpse of how this area used to be. Atop of the magnificent hills that grace the area, these quaint villages offer wonderful views to the sea, ensuring pleasant areas to enjoy summer holidays.
Mylopotamos beach is located on the eastern side of the peninsula and is blessed with amazing blue green waters, while Agios Ionnis beach remains a popular summer holiday hotspot for tourists. A large stretch of beach adorned with sun-loungers, parasols and tourist facilities, this is the perfect place for sun-worshippers and those looking to bathe in its crystal waters.
While holidays to Pelion are sparse for sightseeing opportunities, there are some striking traditional churches dotted around the area, ideal for dropping into while embarking on a coastal walk – if you can drag yourself away from the beach. The legendary steam train of Pelion is a must-see experience harking from the 19th century and running each weekend throughout the summer from Ano Lehonia to Milies. Offering breath-taking views on your Pelion holidays, you won’t want to forget your camera for this one.