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Pelion is a place that offers great opportunities for active holidays such as canyoning, biking, hiking, horseback riding, swimming.
The lush green mountainous peninsula is crisscrossed by a good network of marked paths connecting the picturesque villages with old monasteries, waterfalls, and stunning beaches along the coast. From traditional kalderimi paths to shady forest trails and coastal walks the possibilities are endless.
Pelion range is unique in the sense that it provides a view to the sea on both its sides and most hiking ends up in stunning sea views. Its lush green during the spring, summer and early autumn, it has beautiful colours in late October and November, with green, orange and red, and it’s wonderfully white with snow in the winter.
This 3-day private tour is flexible to your taste and your way of enjoying new places. It can be customized fully with activities or it can be at a very relaxed pace. The extra activities – like hiking or riding etc – come as an extra cost to the price of the tour. Please ask us for more information on this incredible place!
NOTE: It can be extended to 4-day if you wish to visit the unbelievably beautiful cape of Trikeri, the southeast part of Pelion famous for its seafood.
Your Residence (Hotel, Private Apartment, Airbnb), Athens Airport, Piraeus Port
10 Minutes Before Event Time
Your driver will pick you up at a flexible morning time and set off towards Pelion and our first destination, seaside Volos town. Volos is about 3,5 hour far from Athens, it has a beautiful port side where boats go to Sporades islands and is famous for the “Tsipouradika”, traditional taverns that serve local Greek mezedes, small tapas dishes with Tsipouro or Ouzo.
After your lunch, we will ascend to Makrynitsa, “The Balcony of Pelion” one of the most iconic villages of Pelion. On its main beautiful square, you can visit the Byzantine Museum, with exhibits from the 13th c AD.
Next stop, the Monastery of the Dormition of the Theotokos, founded in 1215 AD.
After Makrynitsa we will pass by charming Portaria, continue to Chania, a popular ski resort and visit Kissos, a lovely village, perched on the hill slopes at an altitude of 520 meters covered with plane and chestnut trees. Its must-see is the 3-door Basilica Chruch of Saint Marina from the 17th c, one of the best Basilikas in Greece and Agriolefkes the second ski resort of Pelion (if it is winter).
Overnight at 4-star or Boutique Hotels like The Lost Unicorn, depending on availability.
Tsagkarada is characterised by the beautiful mansions, the traditional neoclassical houses, stone-paved cobbled streets and the elaborate fountains all in a very lush green environment.
A beautiful easy walking spot is the magical green environment is a short stroll to the old Stone bridge built in 18th c.
From the main square of Tsagkarada where the 1000-year-old gigantic plane tree stands – the width of the trunk exceeds 15m! – start exciting hiking trails which we can organise with a local experienced guide if you are interested (extra cost, please inquire).
After Tsagkarada we travel to Xorychti, a photographic village at 420 m elevation, and can visit Lampinou sandy beach close by for a seaside coffee or a swim. We then pass by Kalamaki, on our way to another famous Pelion village Milies.
Overnight at Milies. At traditional mansions like Archontiko Filippidi
After your breakfast, we explore Milies, a striking traditional Greek mountain village, at a height of 400 m on Mount Pelion. Milies is notable for being the terminus of the narrow-gauge (60 cm) Pelion Railway, built in 1895, the station of which we will visit. The exciting view you have from this hilly place includes the sea (Pagasitikos bay), the forests of the mountain, Evia island, and the traditional villages around.
Next, you will visit the old library and the local Folklore Museum. The area is ideal for horse-riding and other outdoor activities.
From Milies, we will start our return to Athens passing by the extraordinary villages of Vizitsa and Pinakates and then your driver will follow the coastline and stop at Kato Gatzea for seaside lunch.
Return to Athens and drop off – at your desired location.
All our vehicles are brand new – luxury sedans, minivans, sprinters, and coaches, privately owned by us.
For groups up to 3, we use Mercedes or Audi sedan
For groups up to 7, we use Mercedes Minivans
For groups up to 19, we use Mercedes Minibuses
For large groups, we use luxury new coaches
Your deposit is due immediately on booking (30% of program price).
Face masks provided for travellers
Hand sanitiser available to travellers and staff
Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
Gear/equipment sanitized between uses
Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
Guides required to regularly wash hands