Pelion, the fascinating mountain of the Centaurs
Discover one of the most charismatic destinations in Greece, where the sea merges with the mountain creating a natural landscape of unparalleled beauty, with beautiful, picturesque stone villages built with local architecture and feel the energy. A blessed place, on a magical mountain, this is Pelion, with the sea at its feet, beautiful and blue-green like a modern Siren calling you.
Escape to the mountain of Centaurs and discover beautiful walking routes in the forest for a breath of life!
Αway from the noisy everyday life or beautiful beaches for an enjoyable dip in the crystal-clear waters. Top points are the stunning view from the famous balcony of Makrinitsa, the historic Zagora with its unchanged authentic character, the picturesque Damouchari, Vyzitsa with the restored mansions, the beach of Mylopotamos with its wild beauty and Agios Ioannis beach with its emerald waters.
Enjoy the unique Gastronomy
Pelion is known throughout Greece for the rich flavours that characterize its cuisine. Do not miss the opportunity to try local recipes such as Tsitsiravla, Boumbari, Bean soup, Kolitsianos and of course the most famous dish of the area, Spetsofai.
Here you will also find simple raw materials locally produced such as mushrooms, chestnuts, walnuts, apples, and herbs.
Best time to visit Pelion
Pelion is a place offered for both winter and summer holidays. Its unique geomorphology and its special beauty offer landscapes that you can enjoy all year round.
How to use transportation in Pelion
Transfer from/to Pelion
You can reach Pelion by car, bus or train from Athens or Thessaloniki.
It is 320 km from Athens by bus and the duration of the trip is about 4 and a half hours while from Thessaloniki the trip lasts 2 hours and 30 minutes (217 km)
If you do not have your own car to explore the beautiful villages of Pelion, you can rent a car from Volos.