There are many wonderful holiday destinations all over Greece and the Greek islands, where you can enjoy moments of fun, adventure, peace and enjoyment. However, none can compare in beauty to that of the majestic Pelion Peninsula, located on the eastern side of Central Greece.
Pelion, or Pilio as it is also known, is the perfect combination of mountain and sea, of blue and green, and a place where nature and beauty thrives on every corner. It is a place where you can enjoy some of the most rewarding and relaxing holidays you will ever take.
There are stunning villages and coastal resorts spread out all over the Pelion peninsula, each one offering it's own unique charm and beauty. It is this unique collection of villages, hamlets and coastal resorts that make Pelion such a special place.
For years, travellers from all over Greece have headed to Pelion for their holidays, and it is only recently that visitors from abroad are being introduced to this unique holiday destination, which is ideal for visiting any time of the year.
During the summer months, the coastal resorts are filled with visitors who have come to Pelion to enjoy the stunning clean beaches, and the crystal waters of the Aegean Sea and the Pagasitic Gulf. In the winter months, visitors head to the famous "Agriolefkes" ski centre, located on the top of Mount Pelion, where they enjoy first rate ski and winter sport facilities, in a setting that is unlike any other in the world.
Whatever type of holiday you are looking for, Pelion can provide you with everything. Whether you are looking for a holiday filled with peace, relaxation and tranquility, or one of fun and adventure, the Pelion peninsula will not disappoint.
The famous villages such as Tsagarada, Portaria and Makrinitsa are known throughout Greece for their exceptional beauty and traditions, and in these villages, you can catch a glimpse of the magic and beauty that make Pelion so delightful. With stunning panoramic views overlooking the sea, and the rich vegetation and colourful flowers, Pelion is a treat for the heart, eyes and mind.
There are many interesting and lovely places in Pelion to visit, including some very beautiful churches and monasteries. The most famous church in Pelion is that of "Agia Marina", which is located in the mountainous village of Kissos. This church is simply stunning, and inside, you can see the wonderful frescoes and works of art that adorn the interier walls and ceiling.
Pelion is filled with charming stone paths, which one can stroll along and explore the various villages and towns. Passing by traditional mansions, spring water fountains and gorgeous scenery, visitors cannot help but fall in love with the natural beauty and magic that Pelion offers.
There are some truely beautiful regions on the peninsula that really need to be explored to be appreciated. One can easily find deserted sandy beaches, or hilltops providing inspiring views of the surrounding areas.
Pelion is well catered for tourism, and visitors to the region will be able to find a wonderful selection of accommodation, including hotels, villas, rooms to let, and of course, the traditional mansions which are known as arhontiko. These mansions offer a unique type of accommodation, and are often very beautiful houses, filled with art work, antique furniture and which offer a very traditional type of accommodation.
Travelling around Pelion is best done by car, where you visit the various resorts and villages. There is so much to see and do in Pelion, that it would be a shame if you were to limit which areas you visit when you arrive.
In ancient times, Pelion was the land of the famous centaurs, and also the holiday destination of the Gods. With it's unique setting, inspiring scenery and so much natural beauty, you will immediately agree that the Gods did indeed choose the most perfect destination for their holidays. Pelion looks forward to your visit, as much as you look forward to arriving. Images and words cannot do enough justice to explain why the region is so special. One must experience Pelion first hand, after which your only regret will be for not having visited the region sooner.
If you are looking for hotels in Pelion, please visit our hotel section, where you can find a huge selection of hotels in this beautiful part of Greece.