Holidays in Pelion 2022: Impressive beaches, seaside villages and the aroma of an island

holidays in Pelion 2022

Holidays in Pelion 2022: Impressive beaches, seaside villages and the aroma of an island

Pelion, is one of the most classic and popular destinations, an enchanting destination for holidays in Pelion 2022. Located in the center of mainland Greece, which makes it easily accessible from any corner of the country, as you can easily reach it with your car and combines the coolness of the mountain with the crystal beaches of the Greek islands.

The villages of Pelion in general are one of the best options for summer vacations but also to have a great time in nature, on a trip that will be unforgettable and that you can reach easily and comfortably with your car.

Since you are looking for holidays in Pelion 2022 in the summer and everyone is more or less looking at holiday destinations, we recommend the “island” side of Pelion in settlements that if you find yourself there you will think you are on an island but also some of its most beautiful beaches!

A magical destination for holidays in Pelion 2022!

Villages such as Mouresi, Tsagarada, Vyzitsa and Milies are certainly beautifully picturesque and suitable for walks in the idyllic nature, but if you prefer something more summery, you will head to the exotic Damouchari. The alternative Kato Gatzea, which is particularly preferred by camping fans, picturesque Afisso but also Milina.

The beautiful Kalamos, Lefokastro, the picturesque fishing village of Horto which abuts the Pagasitikos and is surrounded by large olive groves or the cosmopolitan Agios Ioannis with its traditional houses, beautiful beaches, night parties and its most spectacular sunrise area and you will definitely swim in the star beach of Pelion and one of the most beautiful in Greece, Mylopotamos, in Papa Nero near Agios Ioannis, in the deep blue waters of Horeftos and in the exotic green waters of Damouhari.

Lafkos is also a picturesque village of southern Pelion that overlooks Pagasitikos and its islets, Alata and Paleo Trikeri, with its main characteristic, the stone-built houses with the old tiled roofs as well as the flowery courtyards with hydrangeas. One end of the enchanting seaside villages waiting for you to explore is the picturesque fishing village of Katigiorgis, directly across from Skiathos.

Here, of all these… “island” Pelioreite settlements, we will “travel” to 3 that will impress you for holidays in Pelion 2022.

Damouchari: Mamma Mia!

A little paradise well hidden is the picturesque settlement of Damouharis in Pelion, which offers the ideal conditions to enjoy the green and blue away from the ordinary. A place of incredible beauty, which has associated its name with stories and legends.

Damouchari is a small picturesque and quiet settlement consisting of two small coves joined by a peninsula, on which there are castle ruins. The northern bay is still nowadays a small harbor with taverns and houses. The south side has a beautiful beach lined with all-white large pebbles and crystal clear waters, which together with the neighboring gorge give Damouhari a wild beauty.

Movie scene

The first Mamma Mia was filmed in Damouhari, where, according to the script, it is the port of the island where the story is supposed to take place. It is the place where Meryl Streep welcomes her two old and dear friends, who are coming for her daughter’s wedding. The shooting lasted three days and about three hundred (300) people worked on the film.

Damouchari Pelion – beach

With the opportunity you can make a stop in Milies: The village of Pelion with its impressive architecture and the legendary train!

Extra Tip: Hiker’s joy for holidays in Pelion 2022

A paradise that combines mountain and sea for excursions in all seasons of the year, but also one of the most beautiful walks in Pelion is the old path that descends from Tsagarada to Damouhari. The hiker’s joy is the route from Agia Paraskevi to Damouchari. Lovely and easy drive (to the most picturesque cove with its stone scaly roofs poking out of the olive grove).

The village of Mouresi is also somewhat scattered, lost in the dense vegetation where you can book your accommodation in Lions Nine Hotel.

holidays in Pelion 2022
Holidays in Pelion 2022
Lions Nine Hotel

Kissos, however, is the most compact village in the neighborhood. Agia Marina, the most impressive church in the area.

Damouchari is located below the famous village of Tsagarada. A good asphalt road leads to the sea. Tsagarada is 47 km from Volos. You will come here by road through fantastic routes in the forests of Pelion.

One of the most picturesque bays of the Aegean and its image high above the cobblestones, unique!

Katigiorgis: The picturesque fishing village of Pelion

To reach this enchanting place you will have to travel about 60 km from the capital of Magnesia, Volos, but when you reach your destination the view will reward you.

This quiet little village is ideal for lovers of peaceful holidays in Pelion 2022. Here you will have the opportunity to escape from the pressure of everyday life and routine, enjoying unique picturesque landscapes.

Katigiorgis beach for holidays in Pelion 2022

In the village there is only one small but wonderful and golden sandy beach. Enjoy refreshing dips in its deep blue waters combined with the hot summer sun while sunbathing.

Near the beach, you will find taverns, which by the time you take a dip will have filled the place with the smells of fried squid and tasty snacks. Accompany the mezes with cool ouzo while the waves of the sea together with the breeze will cool you down.

To reach Katigiorgis, follow the Agria-Argalasti route. Shortly after Argalasti signs for Lafko lead to the village, a few kilometers after the village of Promyri.

Holidays in Pelion 2022
Holidays in Pelion 2022
Lions Nine Hotel

Afissos, village of Pelion

Surrounded by the magnificent shores of Pagasitikos and embraced by lush nature, the seaside village of Afissos is a vibrant resort that has recently come to life with new hotels all year round, as it is within a stone’s throw of some of the most popular villages in the area.

The island color is harmoniously combined with the Pelion elements. According to tradition, the Argonauts drank water from the famous spring that springs up in the central square of the village before starting their journey to Colchis.

The houses are amphitheatrically built with a wonderful view to the sea. The coastal road is full of small hotels, rooms for rent, taverns, ouzo, restaurants, cafes and bars, while on the surrounding beaches you can relax and enjoy your best holidays in Pelion 2022.

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