Round trip of Pelion “Cheiron the Centaur”

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Get to know and enjoy the land of Centaurs in a one day trip.
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Welcome to Pelion.
Relax and be our guest.
Above the beautiful city of Volos stretches Mount Pelion. The mountain, shaped in the form of a curve, is dipped in the crystal clear blue waters of the Aegean Sea, forming the Pagasitic Gulf.
Beautiful, dreaming beaches, serene gulfs, and picturesque fishing and mountain villages, compose the picture of this unique landscape.
 A characteristic feature of this place is the rich landscape with it’s olive-, lemon-,  and apple- trees, as well as a large variety of other plants (amounting to some 2.000 different species) which cover the area all the way up to the waterline.
There one can dive in the blue sea playfully! It feels like Paradise, whether walking through the small streets, or among the fields
through different flowers that seduce by their colour, and
drinking fresh water from the creeks which have been formed by the countless springs.
Since antiquity (prehistoric findings in Sesklo and Dimini),
Pelion has been famous for it’s forests, olive groves, vegetable gardens, and
magical herbs. Pelion is also connected with many myths and legends. The myths account that it was the home of the Centaurs and Argonauts. It was here that the wise Cheron, the heroes Jason and Achilles lived, and
Asclipios taught his medicine.
Pelion was said to have been praised by thousands of songs and poems. This mountain and its beautiful traditional villages, along with the sandy beaches and the sheltered bays offer unforgettable holidays to the visitor.
Price:
From:6-10 persons:  52,00
From:10-20 persons:  46,00
Price includes:
· Transportation costs with fully air  codition bus
· Tickets  for archeological site
· Tourist guide

Highlights

08:00 Departure from Agios Ioannis. Direction Tsangarada, one of the biggest villages (of the 24 in Pelion) in the region. Short walk and visit  this square of Agia Paraskevi with the known plane tree of a thousand years old.
09.00 Departure for Northern Pelion. On our way we admire hamlets like Xourichti, Lambinou, Kalamaki Propan.
Arrival at Milies and  a short visit in the local church, which is famous for the religious wall paintings.
We descend  by bus to Vizitsa, one of the most popular villages for its mansion architecture and the traditional atmosphere of the village. Coffee/ refreshment pause.

10.30 Following the seaside road we head for the city of Volos via Kala Nera, Malaki, Gatzea, Lechonia and Agria.
11.00 Arrival at the open archeological site of Dimini, known as ancient “Iolkos”, just a few kilometers from Volos. Visit and enjoy.
 The excavations until today have unearthed the civilization, the pottery trade and the wit of the ancient Greek people that blossomed many years before Christ in this region. Remember “the Expedition of the Argonauts” of King Pelias, Jason with one sandal etc.

11.45 Departure for meal in a tsipouradiko in Volos.
 
12.15 Tsipouradika are famous taverna’s, where sea food and much more is served… cooked in a traditional way. Bon Appetit!
15.00 Departure for Portaria and Makrinitsa, the balcony villages of Pagasitic Gulf. We will stop in Makrinitsa for optional coffee/refreshment pause and short walk in the monastery of the Virgin Mary, in the “secret school”.
17.00 Departure for Agios Ioannis.
18.30 Arrival at the center of the village.

 

 
 
 

Route

  1. Άγιος Ιωάννης
  2. Τσαγκαράδα
  3. Μηλιές
  4. Καλά Νερά
  5. Βόλος
  6. Διμήνι
  7. Πορταριά
  8. Άγιος Ιωάννης