Walking in Mount Pelion
There are plenty of paths, ideal for walking, horse or bike riding in Mount Pelion.
Until the 50`s those peddle paths and Volos-Milies train station, were the only way of connecting up the villages to the city of Volos.
Although many years passed, the paths are in a very good condition as local people take good care of the area so visitors can explore the mountain safely.
Here are some of the most enjoyable walking routes in East Pelion and the area of Mouresi.
Distance Duration (Hours) Distance (Meters) Difficulty
- Platanias- Promyri 05:00 Easy
- Platanias- Lafkos 03:00 Easy
- Chania- kissos 03:00 8000 Medium difficulty
- Kissos- Agios Ioannis 01:00 2500 Easy
- Kissos- Mouresi 01:30 3000 Medium difficulty
- Mouresi- Agios Ioannis 01:00 2600 Easy
- Agios Ioannis- Fakistra 01:30 4000 Medium difficulty
- Tsagarada- Ntamouxarh 01:30 4000 Easy
- Milies- Tsagarada 04:15 10000 Medium difficulty
Water Sports in Mount Pelion
It is well known that Mount Pelion`s beaches are exceptionally clean and have been awarded the `blue flag` by E. U.
With the blue waters of both the Aegean Sea on the eastern coast, and the Pagasitikos Gulf on the southern part of the peninsula, you will never have too much trouble trying to find a beautiful beach.
There are both crowed and deserted beaches, sand beaches, as well as white pebble beaches. They are ideal for relaxation, swimming, fishing and many of them are perfect for water sports.
With plenty of well organised tourist resorts and coast hamlets around, Mount Pelion makes the ideal holiday destination.
Visitors can go sailing in Trikeri island and South Pelion beaches daily.
There are organized trips to picturesque local places every day.
Cultural- Religion Tourism
The traditional character and history of Pelion`s villages present excellent opportunities for developing cultural events based on the traditions and customs of the region (Traditional Pelion-style Wedding, Klidona Custom, Koulouma (Shrove Monday) Festival, traditional dance festival).
In addition the privileged position that Pelion enjoyed under the Sultan during the period of Turkish occupation contributed to the flourishing of the regions` arts and letters. It also created space for many monasteries and orthodox churches to develop, which today provide a plentiful resource for the growth of religious tourism.