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Top 5 Pelion beaches and best things to do

If you’re one of those that like glamour, fancy restaurants and high heels on a summer holiday, then a holiday on Pelion can be quite a catastrophe.

There’s simply none of that on Pelion…it’s as if the time had stopped there…and instead it works for you in order to have a good rest.

What we had on Pelion were good and quality sleep and rest, beaches like those from the best postcards, slow walks by the sea or through traditional villages, dinners at local and simple Greek restaurants and enjoyment in traditional Greek music.

Pelion beaches and things to do

Forget about evening dresses and high heels, bring flip-flops, shorts and T-shirts…and one or two sweaters because the nights are chilly…that’s why you’ll have the best sleep ever.

There aren’t any beach umbrellas and deck chairs nor cafes at most of them…you only have what you bring with you.

Pelion beaches and things to do

Beside good sleep, we also ate very healthy, so that additionally boosted our impression of a good and quality holiday, worth repeating again.

You already know very well that I don’t go anywhere without my Breville 🙂 Breakfast is the most important, and this one is good for staying in shape. Those of you who don’t really take care of it that much can find traditional Greek pies in a nearby bakery.

Pelion beaches and things to do

And then you sit on your terrace as one of the few tourists and already after day 2 you became one of the villagers…and then…while eating breakfast or drinking coffee you’re starting to say hello and bye to them, and they to you…Kalimera (καλημέρα) , Kalispera (καλησπέρα).

In the following paragraphs, you can read about all that impressed us so much…

Pelion beaches and things to do

We’ll start from Agios Georgios in the more northern part, all the way to the Paleo Trikeri island which is located in the bay where Volos is.

Agios Georgios

A small village, with a few dozen houses, one beach and two restaurants and a pastry shop on the beach…

Pelion beaches and things to do

Ag. Georgios

And one restaurant especially stands out and you must not miss out on it.

Pelion beaches and things to do

The one you can’t miss. Meet the owner of the tavern (leaned against a pillar)

Fish is always fresh, only just fished out from the sea, the host is a real host…he fights for every guest…and makes room for you at the restaurant even where there isn’t any…and on the very beach…Isn’t romantic?

Pelion beaches and things to do

What I suggest you should try is on the pictures. If you’re already at sea, why not eat the best it can offer.

Pelion beaches and things to do

Gavros

Pelion beaches and things to do

Prawns

Pelion beaches and things to do

Grilled octopus salad

Pelion beaches and things to do

Fresh cod

Pelion beaches and things to do

A rich feast

You can get to Agios Georgios by car. And when you get here, take a taxi boat to Skiathos.Why miss the chance and not go for a swim on Skiathos at least once.

Ftelia beach

It’s characteristic for its sand color.

Pelion beaches and things to do, Ftelia

You can get to it by a taxi boat. We liked coming to this beach the most and that’s where we spent the most time. There were never more than two anchored boats, so the privacy was guaranteed. Bring your beach umbrella and towels and enjoy one morning on this beach.

Magnasia

It’s located right next to Platania. You can reach it with a taxi boat or by car. You can go by car all the way to the beach.

Beach in Platania

Platania has two bigger beaches. You can reach any of these two beaches on foot if you’re staying on Platania. Everything is very close by.

Pelion beaches and things to do

Big strand on Platania

There’s one the both sides, even a few hidden ones in the middle which you can see only if you look closely.

Pelion beaches and things to do

Hidden romantic beaches on Platania

Both are sandy, the sea is clean and there are no crowds.

Pelion beaches and things to do

Pelion beaches and things to do

Mikros

The beach and place Mikros where you can spend the night.

Pelion beaches and things to do

Mikros

There are maybe ten private houses in total.  The beach is sandy, that is, there is one big strand with a restaurant that has great food.

Pelion beaches and things to do

Restaurant on Mikros

On this beach you need a towel and shade, the rest you can buy 🙂

Pelion beaches and things to do

And where else would we go, than to a place we can eat 🙂

And we ate the classics

Pelion beaches and things to do

The classic – fish

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And octopus, too

We would come to this beach from Platania by a taxi boat and returned on foot.

Pelion beaches and things to do

You can use a taxi boat as an option to get to the beach, though you can also go on foot…a good half an hour trekking right along the Platania’s beaches

There are a few kilometers to go, but it’s perfect for keeping fit in that half an hour walk, uphill downhill. Trekking on Pelion 🙂

Pelion beaches and things to do

Mikros beach

Picturesque and very interesting traditional Greek villages

Trikeri village (on the hill)

There’s a magnificent view of the sea from the hill. Traditional Greek village had a large role in the 1821 Greek revolution as well, as the most courageous sailors came from them. The architecture is very interesting for one regular Greek village on the hill. You can see old villas and towers where the most respected captains of that time lived.

Pelion beaches and things to do

The view from the sea on the Trikeri village

Pelion beaches and things to do

Small beaches bellow Trikeri

Paleo Trikeri

Or as they also call it the Old Trikeri or Trikeri island. It’s located in Pagasitic Bay or as I would put it simply the bay where Volos is.

Paleo Trikeri

Anchoring

Believe it or not, there are only 15 residents…and no roads or cars…You can reach it only by boat.

This is for the taxi boat option which you need to take from some of the villages close to the very island. Taxi boat from Platania will not take you to Trikeri island because it’s pretty far away, and the sea can get quite vivacious.

But there’s a restaurant, two of them actually.

Pelion beaches and things to do

One of the restaurants on Paleo Trikeri

Pelion beaches and things to do

There’s no restaurant without us – we occupied the location

We ate seafood again

Pelion beaches and things to do

Pelion beaches and things to do

Greek salad

Pelion beaches and things to do

Squids

We had our transportation on water, and that’s how we visited those parts of Pelion you can’t get to by car, but for those of you who don’t have your own transportation there’s always an option…you can board

Elisabet Cruises

The boat gets to Platania, picks up tourists and drives further and visits other islands…Skopelos, Skiathos…Evia..

It’s always dynamic and very lively on the boat…I often heard and saw people dancing traditional Serbian dance called “kolo” 🙂

Pelion beaches and things to do

But this is not the end…there are always options..you just have to choose the right one

Lafkos in the hills

When we grew tired of sailing, beaches, and sun we started exploring the continental part as well.

Pelion beaches and things to do

The central square

What I recommend is to visit this village in the hills.

Pelion beaches and things to do

They often organize Greek evenings with Greek music in open space, so I suggest you make a reservation in advance in one of the central restaurants.

Pelion beaches and things to do

Pelion beaches and things to do

And another restaurant, the village is not that small

What we left for the next 10 days are the villages in the central part of Pelion (closer to Volos), and if you have time, be sure to visit:

  1. Tsipouradiko
  2. Zagora
  3. Makrinitsa
  4. Portaria
  5. Mouresi
  6. Kissos

 

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