Experience the authentic culture of Greece in the absence of the summer crowds and enjoy your winter holidays. Picturesque sceneries with traditional stone houses, small rivers and lakes, countless mountainous snow-covered villages, ski centers and many more will offer you the most unforgettable winter experiences you could ever imagine. One of the best winter destinations is Mount Pelion and its cluster of charming little villages.
It is located at a hook-like peninsula in Central Greece between the Pagasetic Gulf and the Aegean Sea, just a few minutes away from the busy town of Volos. Beautiful landscapes of olive groves and dense forests, snow capped peaks and slopes and breathtaking views of the surrounding area and nearby sea await you! An all-year-round destination that combines sea and mountain.
Twenty-four picturesque villages create the cluster of Mount Pelion and the most well-known are Makrinitsa, Portaria, Milies, Kastanies (featured image) and Tsagarada. They are built amphitheatrically and still retain their traditional stone architecture with imposing mansions, grey stone roofs, elegant houses and paved paths.
Winter holidays in Pelion are the perfect time to try outdoor activities like hiking, trekking, horseback riding and of course skiing for the adventure lovers, where they can enjoy themselves at the famous ski centre of Chania. And for those who love history, Mt. Pelion is where great myths were born and also home of the mythical Centaurs, creatures who were half man and half horse.
Do not miss out on the opportunity of visiting Mount Pelion and its network of traditional villages. You will create memories that you will cherish forever and your winter holidays will be unique.