Below is a list of Pelion villages tours that we recommend for Spring-Summer 2019 starting with the shortest, easiest, and least inexpensive tour and moving to longer or full day trips. All tours start and end at the port of Volos. For our transportation, we collaborate with the best professional drivers in the area and have access to a variety of vehicles (taxi, mini-van, mini bus, bus).
1. “Pelion Above Volos”
A tour of Portaria and Makrinitsa, the two most visited Pelion villages overlooking the bay of Volos. A laid-back tour for those who love magnificent vistas. Feeling adventurous? Add a 20-minute moderate hike at Portaria (The Trail of the Centaurs). Duration: approximately 3 hours
2. “Pelion Off The Beaten Path”
Avoid the tourists and enjoy the lush beauty and the soothing sounds of nature. An ideal tour for those who seek an authentic experience of a mountain village. We will visit Agios Lavrentios, the Pelion village par excellence. A cup of mountain tea in the plateia is on us! Duration: approximately 3 hours
3. “Pelion Small Tour”
Discover the most beautiful villages of Pelion during this half-day tour. Explore the centuries-old mansions of Ano Lechonia. Enjoy the scenic drive before arriving to Agios Georgios with its unique view of the bay. Visit the unspoiled village of Pinakates where electricity arrived in the mid-70’s. Immerse in the harmonious coexistence of secular and religious life in Vizitsa. Meet the legend of the Little Train of Pelion at Milies. An ideal tour for those who love nature as much as history and architecture. Duration: approximately 4 hours
4. “Famous Beaches of Eastern Pelion”
Three beaches, three different experiences in ONE DAY. From the cosmopolitan Mylopotamos to secluded Fakistra and cinematic Damouchari, the beaches of eastern Pelion will provide you with a breathtaking experience. This is a highly personalized and fully narrated tour during which you will be treated to great views, unmatched mountain beauty, and crystal sea water. Duration: approximately 8 hours
5. “Pelion Grand Tour”
This is a highly customized tour that introduces you to the grandiosity of Mount Pelion. Entering the mountain from the east through the village of Milies, we continue to central and eastern Pelion to explore Tsagkarada, Kissos, and Zagora. At the top of the mountain we enjoy a cup of mountain tea before we start our descent to Portaria on the west side of the mountain. At the end of the day, you will be back in Volos with a brain full of new facts about Pelion and a bit of energy left from not having to navigate the Pelion roads yourself! The tour is packed with amazing lookouts, picturesque villages, and nature at its best. Duration: approximately 8-9 hours depending on stops for coffee, rest, lunch, etc.
NOTE: Being a small city, Volos’ tourism unlike Athens, cannot sustain daily large group tours for all the destinations that are available in the region. As a result, our tours are private and can be fully customized. We try to keep the cost of your private tour as low as possible while providing you with the best travel experience possible. We can work together to design the tour that best fits your interests, your budget and your time schedule.