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“All year destination”
Review of Mount Pelion

Mount Pelion
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2-Day Ancient Olympia Private Tour from Athens
Ranked #13 of 157 things to do in Thessaly
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Athens, Greece
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“All year destination”
Reviewed January 23, 2013

This is the place to spend vacation by nature, sea or mountain, any season!
Beautiful beaches summertime (especially Aegean side, staying in Tsagkarada area), mountain walks, ski during winter... Picturesque villages (Makrynitsa, Portaria, Zagora, Mouresi, Pinakates, Vyzitsa, Milies, Agios Lavrentios, and more...) with traditional architecture and amazing views, nice cafes and restaurants, many hotels to choose (luxury or more rustic village style).
Volos city is close enough if you miss nightlife and whatever big city has to offer.
We love Pelion and we go often!

Visited January 2013
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“Tsagarada, Pelion”
Reviewed January 20, 2013

In Tsagarada, at the main village square of Agia Paraskevi you will see the largest and oldest Plane tree in Europe! It is an amazing tree, reputed to be over 1000 years old, it has a circumference of over 13 meters and one of its branches is so large that is supported by a pillar. This is also where you will find the best Hotel and Restaurant in the whole of Pelion in general and Tsagarada in particular. The L. U. Hotel and Restaurant which is and ideal base to explore Greece's Best Kept Secret, The Pelion region.

Tsagarada is situated in the lushest mountain of Greece full of Chestnut and Plane Tree forests, (alt.550m), and is only 10min by car from the blue-flagged beach of Mylopotamos, (voted the third most Beautiful in Greece).

Tsagarada, Mouresi, is full of historical Neo-Classical mansions and beutifull old Churches and Chapels and has 4 lovely squares, (with nice restaurants and cafes), which are linked together by a well maintained network of stone paths, (called Kalderimis), ideal for walking and trekking through the forests.

In Tsagarada, as well as swimming in the Aegean sea, at some of the most spectacular cosarline full of unspoilt quite beaches, you can also enjoy organised Kanyoning, Tsagarada has the deepest gorges in Pelion, (Koutra, Milopotamos and Fakistra gorges to name but a few). In the Winter you can Ski at the nearby ski resort, (just 40 minutes away).

This is the most amazing and spectacular natural Paradise in Greece. You must visit it once and then you come back time and again! There are many things to keep you not just occupied but amazed in every turn. You can organise day trips from here, after a nice hearty breakfast at the L. U. to world famous Meteora or Delphi sites and still return in good time for Dinner.

To get here is easy as there are daily international flights throughout the year at the airport of Thessaloniki (airport code: SKG), which is three and a half hours easy motorway-driving away, going past Mount Olympus and the archaeological site of Dion en route to here. You can also flight to the city of Volos with it's airport (code: VOL), and Port.

Find out more about Tsagarada, Pelion and the L. U. site!

Visited December 2012
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“Tsagarada, Pelion, What to Do, What to See and How to Get There”
Reviewed January 20, 2013

In Tsagarada, at the main village square of Agia Paraskevi you will see the largest and oldest Plane tree in Europe! It is an amazing tree, reputed to be over 1000 years old, it has a circumference of over 13 meters and one of its branches is so large that is supported by a pillar. At this square of Agia Paraskevi, is also where you will find the best Hotel and Restaurant in the whole of Pelion in general and Tsagarada in particular. The L. U. Hotel and Restaurant which is an ideal base to explore Greece's Best Kept Secret, The Pelion region.

Tsagarada is situated in the lushest mountain of Greece full of Chestnut and Plane Tree forests, (alt.550m), and is only 10min by car from the blue-flagged beach of Mylopotamos, (voted the third most Beautiful in Greece).

Tsagarada, Mouresi, is full of historical Neo-Classical mansions and beutifull old Churches and Chapels and has 4 lovely squares, (with nice restaurants and cafes), which are linked together by a well maintained network of stone paths, (called Kalderimis), ideal for walking and trekking through the forests.

In Tsagarada, as well as swimming in the Aegean sea, at some of the most spectacular cosarline full of unspoilt quite beaches, you can also enjoy organised Kanyoning, Tsagarada has the deepest gorges in Pelion, (Koutra, Milopotamos and Fakistra gorges to name but a few). In the Winter you can Ski at the nearby ski resort, (just 40 minutes away).

This is the most amazing and spectacular natural Paradise in Greece. You must visit it once and then you come back time and again! There are many things to keep you not just occupied but amazed in every turn. You can organise day trips from here, after a nice hearty breakfast at the L.U. Hotel, to world famous Meteora or Delphi sites and still return in good time for Dinner.

To get here is easy as there are daily international flights throughout the year at the airport of Thessaloniki (airport code: SKG), which is three and a half hours easy motorway-driving away, going past Mount Olympus and the archaeological site of Dion en route to here. You can also flight to the city of Volos with it's airport (code: VOL). If you visit the suggested business web address bellow you will be able to find out a lot more about Pelion and Tsagarada! Make this your next destination, especially as there are currently some bargains to be had!

Visited December 2012
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“Greek Paradise”
Reviewed November 23, 2012

It's been some years since I've been to Pelion but now I've seen it among the best beaches, since Pelion is actually a mountain :) I want to make a recommendation for some particular beaches. First of all, the outer side of the ridge (the side facing Skopelos and Skiatos) is much more beautiful than the inner side. The whole mountain Pelion is heavenly beautiful and was known as the summerhouse of the Gods (who lived on Olympus of course, but came here to spend the summer :)) I think the Achilles was also supposed to be from there. But, apart from the divine Greek mythology, Pelion is a magical place, both the mountain and the sea and, last but not least, wonderful people who live there. It is not too touristic, there are not many big or luxurious hotels, and getting to some places and beaches here by car is not easy - some roads are very, very steep, so be prepared. But it is worth it!!! And of course I do hope this place will never be crowded by mass tourism, it would be quite spoiled by too many tourists and it is so, so special. The whole mountain is enchanting and the beaches are simply heavenly. There are many of them but my favorites are Lampinou, Agias Ioannis and, above all, Milopotamus. As I've said, it is not easy to get there but it's worth every mile and every step. This place simply beggars description!!!

Visited July 2012
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“One of the best places in the world!”
Reviewed November 22, 2012

Pelion, the mount of Centaurs, is by far one of the most beautiful destinations in Greece. It combines great mountains, excellent beaches, beautiful villages and amazing sights of nature. On its western side you can find the beautiful beaches of Pagasitikos bay with their green waters and vegetation that reaches the sea, while on its eastern side you can find the great beaches of Aegean Sea, with their imposing rocks and the infinite blue color… You will find many beautiful and traditional villages, both coastal and inland, and you should definitely try their local cuisine which is very tasty (along with local “tsipouro”) and walk in their graphic alleys! Moreover, don’t forget to wander around the countless breathtaking nature sights!

Visited October 2012
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