Holidays in Pelion – Places to visit
Starting from Horefto, while being on holiday in Pelion you may take part in walks to the mountain, go on cruises from Horefto to unique beaches and to the caves of Poseidon, go for a ride on the Pelion Train, participate in the local feasts, in the events of the Cultural Summer or the Pelion Festival and various other touristic events that promise to bring pleasure to your vacation.
Holidays in Pelion – Things to see
During your holidays in Pelion it is without question worth paying a visit to Zagora (15 minutes away from Horefto), to the Secret School of Regas Fereos, admiring the old churches and the library, seeing the central square, visiting the laboratory of production of the local pasta and the laboratory of production of the local sweets of the Women’s Feminine Association, the cobbled roads, the stone built houses, as well as the age-long planes that decorate its traditional squares.
Don’t leave out buying some of the local sweets, fruit and pasta! They are considered exquisite delicacies that will nostalgically remind you of your vacation.
In the taverns or restaurants you should definitely try “spetzofai” (a specialty in Pelion), fterokeftedes, kolokythokeftedes, season salads, as well as the local wine or tsipouro.
At nights you may enjoy the view of the moon from the beach or our hotel balconies. You may also go for a walk on the beach and get on with you entertainment in the rhythms of the summer at the small beach bars during you holiday nights.
Holidays in Pelion – Things to do
You may visit many of the other existing sights and villages that will leave you with the best impressions of your holidays in Pelion.
The best way to explore Pelion is by car; the public transport is also quite satisfying but limits your schedule, especially if you wish to visit a number of places.
Starting from the Flamingo Hotel, the most famous Pelion villages that you can visit by car while going round Pelion are:
Zagora (must see)
The biggest village in Pelion with the greatest historical past. It counts 3.000 residents and has the well-known sandy beach of Horefto as its seaport. The combination of the green scenery and the running waters offer a unique sight. Zagora also has the biggest apple production in the Balkans, named “Zagorin”. There is also the rich plantation full of chestnut trees, planes, beeches and olive trees on its lower altitude.
The balcony of Pelion with a unique view at the Aegean Sea and Horefto.
A great centre of cultivation and sale of flowers. The flowers sold here may well enough decorate your house.
A village literary choked in its green scenery, with an old and very beautiful church.
The village with the huge planes and the beautiful mansions. The stone bridge and the 1.000 year-old plane are also worth paying a visit.
While on vacation, you should as well visit the Pelion Train, the church and the library.
Just 1 km away from Milies. These two villages give you the opportunity to get to know the traditional architecture in Pelion.
Quite a representative village of Pelion – many of the tourists on holiday in Pelion visit it in order to get to know a traditional village in Pelion. It has a spectacular view of Volos and the Pagasitikos Gulf. You can also go to the Folklore Museum, the churches of Panagia (Virgin Mary) and Agia Triada (Holy Trinity) and the central café with projects of our popular painter Theophilos.
The hospitality of the locals in Pelion, the traditional mansions, the cool springs, the cobbled roads and the Pelion beaches with their exotic beauty invite you to a unique journey into the dream.