Visit the Pelion peninsula
The majestic Pelion peninsula is one of the most beautiful and picturesque regions in all of Greece, and is the ideal holiday destination all year round. Situated on the east side of Central Greece, approximately half way between Athens and Thessaloniki, the Pelion peninsula is the perfect combination of mountain and sea, with stunning landscapes and flourishing nature.
The Pelion peninsula is filled with villages and hamlets of all shapes and sizes, and it is these that make Pelion such a magical and special place for your holidays.
From the mountainous villages of Tsagarada, Portaria and Makrinitsa, to the coastal regions of Kala Nera, Mikro and Milina, Pelion is a region that has something for all visitors of all ages and backgrounds.
Whether you are looking for a holiday filled with peace, tranquility and relaxation, or one filled with activities and adventures, Pelion can cater for all of your needs, no matter how large or small.
There is so much to see and do in Pelion, that you will often be spoilt for choice. During the summer months, the coastal regions of Pelion are the most popular, where you can enjoy some of the best beaches in Greece, and the cleanest waters. There are many coastal resorts scattered all across the region where you can find accommodation, as well as entertainment and activities.
The summer season also sees many cultural events and religious festivals that take place throughout the many villages. Everyone is welcome to attend these festivals, where you can join in with traditional dance and music, as well as sample local wines, tsipouro and cuisine.
One activity that every visitor to Pelion should undertake, is a journey on the famous Pelion steam train. Departing from the village of Ano Lehonia, close to Kala Nera, you will be taken on a journey across the mountains, passing through several villages. This journey is unique, and you will see first hand just how beautiful and charming the Pelion peninsula really is, and how photographs can do no justice to the truly amazing natural beauty for which Pelion is so famous.
As well as summer, Pelion is also a very popular destination in Greece for winter holidays. The famous ski centre of Agriolefkes on Mount Pelion is one that attracts huge numbers of visitors in the winter. With the first rate ski and winter sport facilities, you will also find the views and landscapes from here simply stunning.
During winter, a blanket of snow covers the Pelion mountains, providing you with scenery that is similar to that found on Christmas cards. Pelion is truly a very beautiful place during winter.
For those who enjoy holidays filled with activities and adventure, there are many things one can do in Pelion. Water sports, horse riding, trekking, mountain climbing and biking are just some of the activities that you can enjoy.
If you are looking for a holiday where you can simply relax and unwind, there is no better place to do this than Pelion. The peaceful and tranquil setting, with the sounds of the sea lapping against the beach make it impossible not to relax.
Whatever type of holiday you are looking for, you can be confident that you will find it in Pelion. Spring, Summer, Autumn or winter - whichever time of the year you plan to visit Pelion, you will find it a unique place, where magic and beauty thrives on all corners.
Pelion is often referred to as the "playground and holiday destination" of the Greek Gods. When you arrive, you will come to understand just why they chose it.