Holidays in Pelion

Holidays in Pelion

Many people say that the county of Magnesia ( which also includes the nearby islands of the Sporades ) is one of the most beautiful in all of Greece. It is a place where the landscape is like no other, and the combination of mountain and sea, of small traditional villages and peaceful coastal resorts, make it a wonderful holiday destination throughout the year.

Kala Nera - Pelion GreeceStretching along the east of Magnesia from the north to the south is the magical Pelion peninsula. Legend tells us that Pelion is the home to the mythical centaurs, as well as being the holiday destination of the Gods.

With the blue waters of the Aegean sea on the east, and the Pagasitic Gulf on the west, Pelion is easily one of the most beautiful places in all of Greece. From the soft golden sandy beaches, to the rich green forests and colourful fauna, Pelion is a place that you will instantly fall in love with.

Magnesia is a county with a rich and wonderful history, as well as being a very important part of Greece in mythology terms as well. It was from here that Jason set off with the Argonauts in search of the Golden Fleese.

Pelion is home to some of the most cleanest and beautiful beaches in Greece. You can enjoy perfect moments here during the summer season, at one of the many coastal resorts found around the coast.

During the winter season, the famous ski centre of Agriolefkes provides the perfect destination where you can enjoy ski and winter sports.

The landscape and scenery of Pelion is one that you will cherish forever. Each season brings with it new colours and aromas, and the rich natural beauty that the region is famous for is evident from the moment you first arrive.

How do I travel to Pelion ?

You can travel to Pelion by air. There is an airport in the Nea Anhialos region of Magnesia, which is just a short distance away from the city of Volos. Alternatively, you can travel by air to either Athens or Thessaloniki, and from there, make your way to Pelion. From Athens, the journey by car takes about 3.5 hours, and from Thessaloniki it takes about 2.5 hours.

Where can I stay in Pelion ?

There are so many beautiful destinations and villages in Pelion that you will be spoilt for choice when selecting where you want to stay. In Pelion you can find a great selection of hotels, apartments, villas, studios, rooms and also traditional mansions and guesthouses which offer an authentic Pelion experience. There is accommodation in all of the popular destinations in Pelion so you should easily be able to find something to suit your requirements. Find more information about hotels in Pelion by clicking the link.

5 Day weather forecast for Pelion / Volos

 

Map of Pelion

 

Useful Resources

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pelion - Wikipedia page for the region of Pelion
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Volos - Wikipedia page for the city of Volos
http://www.aroundpelion.com – Travel guide to Pelion
http://www.visitgreece.gr/en/main_cities/volos - Volos page from the Greek Tourism Organisation

Author: Alex Dounavis

An avid traveller and keen writer about travel destinations in Greece and the Greek islands

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