Pelion in Greece is an ideal place to visit during summer and winter! You might have seen Pelion beaches without even knowing about it! Mamma Mia movie shot here and some scenes come from the beach Damouchari. But, Pelion area has fantastic landscapes and offers beautiful views. Swimming and water sports activities along with skiing and horseback riding! All depends on the season that you are visiting. But, let’s focus for now on the Pelion summertime side!
Mount Pelion or Pilio in Magnesia rises up from the city of Volos and stretches across the Pelion peninsula with the Pagasitikos Gulf on one side and the Aegean Sea on the other. The highest point of Pelion (Pourianos Stavros) is 1,624 meters. In Greek mythology the mountain was the summer residence of the gods and home of the Centaurs!
Mount Pelion gathers a very large number of visitors from all over the world in both the winter and summer months. The winter is preferred by those who wish to enjoy the beautiful mountain views and fresh air, snow and even skiing, while the summer the visitors can enjoy the beautiful beaches of Pelion for swimming, water sports, hiking, mountain biking, etc. Pelion remains wonderful all year round and is suitable for all kinds of activities and ecotourism while providing the necessary infrastructure to accommodate a large volume of tourists.
Mount Pelion has a large number of trails which are ideal for hiking, trekking on horseback and cycling. The paths, along with the railroad Volos – Miles, were until the ’60s the unique lines of communication between the villages and the city of Volos! Despite the passage of time, many of the old trails are still in very good condition thanks to the care of the local communities, allowing visitors the chance to explore the mountain up close and safely.
But, let’s focus for now on the Pelion summertime side and Pelion beaches!
How to get there?
You can rent a car and visit quite easily as it is around 3 hours from Athens and 2 from Thessaloniki. In addition, it is very close at Volos, which has a small airport with a few international flights.
You can combine Pelion with some of Sporades islands, like Skiathos, Skopelos, Alonissos! There is a connection from Volos port.
Beach of unparalleled beauty with golden sand and natural protection from the sun, from the giant rock which is also offered for climbing purposes… enjoy as you wish!
2. Agioi Saranta
For those who like to discover secret places, this beach will definitely cover your need for isolation. Green-Blue clear water combined with a landscape almost inaccessible, gives isolation from prying eyes.
This beach seems could be in an exotic beach in Carribbean, but luckily you don’t need to travel that far!
4. Parisena & 5. Analipsi
The ones that have come prepared, very close to Chorefto there are two hidden beaches. They create a landscape that the green of the trees meets the turquoise of the sea. The rough, big rocks seem to lie in the water, jagged from the waves and the winds of the Aegean Sea!
6. Agios Ioannis
This is probably the most famous beach in Pelion. It has well developed facilities and the nature there is fantastic!
This is the famous beach from Mama Mia movie. You will get very relaxed by the greenery surroundings. Just take into account that it has some large pebbled in case that you find them a little bit inconvenient.
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