The Region

SOUTH PELION

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The sights of the area include, on the hill of Chortokastro in Argalasti, the ruins of a Byzantine church on top of which Agios Nikolaos was built, along with the fortified monastery of Agios Nikolaos tis Paou close to the coast of the Pagasitic Gulf Of special natural beauty is the magical little settlement of Tzasteni in the bay of Valtoudi in the Pagasitic. The beach of Potistika in Paltsi, on the coast which is washed by the Aegean Sea, is also one of the most beautiful beaches of Pelion.

The traditional events are not missing from southern Pelion, and it is with special splendor that in August the people of Argalasti celebrate the Feast of the Olive and those in Trikeri the day of Zoodochos Pigi on the first Friday after Easter. During this, as well as on other local religious festivals, you will see the elder women of Trikeri wearing heavy gold-tradition- al costumes. The large religious maritime festival of Agia Kyriaki, on the 9th of July, is also celebrated with an intense liveliness every year in the port of the village. In the small taverns of Agia Kyriaki you can taste plenty of fish always fresh from the Aegean.

In the noisy tourist resort of Milina, there is a vivid and cosmopolitan night life as well as one of the most beautiful sunsets of Pelion. From southern Pelion there are many opportunities to take trips around the sea. From Milina you can take small boats to the opposite picturesque islets of Alatas (with the heroic monastery of Saranta Martyres), Prassouda (with the monastery of Zoodochos Pigi) and the further islands of Mikra and Palio Trikeri (with the monastery of Evangelistra), all of which have wonderful, impressive, quiet beaches.

Finally, from the port of Platanias there is a regular connection to the North Sporades: Skiathos, Skopelos and Alonissos.

 

VOLOS

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ΤVolos, a coastal port city situated at the center of the Greek mainland, is the capital of the Magnesia prefecture. The privileged location of the city along with the beauty of the mountain Pelion has endowed the city of Volos with many places of interest. Life in the city is gathered around the coastal road stretching from the commercial part of the port to the east coves of the city. Volos, throughout the years, has evolved into a city full of entertainment possibilities. Many visitors from Greece and abroad visit the city for its beautiful beaches and green slopes. The beauty of Pelion has led to a rapid tourist development; thousands of tourists visit Pelion throughout the year along with its small villages. During the winter, most visitors comprise of mountain climbers and skiers, gliding through the snow covered slopes of Pelion. During the summer, the beaches are full of bathers practicing various water sports. Among the most notable sights is the metropolitan church of Agios Nikolaos and the churches Agios Konstantinos and Metamorphosis respectively. Home to the University of Thessaly, one of the most important in country, the city also offers a wide range of facilities for the organisation of conferences, exhibitions and major cultural and scientific events, together with international-standard sporting amenities.

Holidays in September in Pelion!

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Yet for many September are actually ideal holiday months ...
Plan your summer vacation in September and enjoy the peculiarities of the first month of autumn in the wake of the summer .. Pelion is ideal for holidays all year round in September but will be unforgettable!
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