Discover Meteora Monastery & the enchanting Pelion Peninsula!
Pelion has been inhabited for more than 6000 years and it is not difficult to understand why! This is where you find the most beautiful landscapes of Greece, golden sandy beaches, small villages, fruits, flowers and herbs of all kinds.
On the eastern side of the peninsula, the Pliasidi Mountain rises majestically and this side of the coastline is “wilder” than the western. The area is rich in apple, cherry and walnut orchards, olive groves and chestnut trees and on your way around the peninsula you will be able to buy the most delicious delicacies sold along the road…
The south coast is abounding with tiny lagoons suitable for children, cosy villages with houses build in the traditional Pelion-style in stone and with narrow windows. In each of the small villages you will find the “main square”, often with a huge plane tree right in the middle, and this is where you meet the locals. Visit the “Kafenion” and taste delicious “Karidopita” (walnut pie) in company with a frothy Greek coffee. Swing by the local bakery at Milies. This bakery simply makes the best pies in Greece …!
The legend says that the God of Healing and Health, Asclepius, lived in Pelion and were educated in the art of medicine by the Centaur Cheiron, the wisest of all the unpredictable centaurs …
Pelion offers the best conditions for a perfect vacation – do we have to mention that the 12 gods of Olympus had their summer residence here?!
Day 1: Athens airport – Kamena Vourla, 175 km/110 miles.
Day 2: Kamena Vourla – Meteora, 185 km/115 miles.
Day 3: Meteora – Pelion/Portaria, 155 km/95 miles.
Day 4: Portaria – Agios Ioannis, 26 km/10 miles.
Day 7: Agios Ioannis – Platanias/Kalo Nero/ Horto, 45 km/28 miles.
Day 10: Pelion - Rafina, 375 km/235 miles.
Day 11: Rafina – Athens airport, 25 km/15 miles.
Discover: Kamena Vourla, Meteora, Kalambaka &The Pelion Peninsula: Portaria, Agios Ioannis, Horefto, Platanias, Kalo Nero and Horto