If there is a destination in Greece that can be compared to paradise, that is Pelion. The picturesque villages, the paved streets, the hydrangeas that grow in the greenery of the chestnut and beech forest, the fountains and the small waterfalls that appear along the hiking trails; all create a picture that will stay in your memory forever.
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Preffered Season: Autumn,Winter
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Colors of the Autumn. if there is a destination in Greece that can be compared to paradise, that is Pelion. The picturesque villages, the paved streets, the hydrangeas that grow in the greenery of the chestnut and beech forest, the fountains and the small waterfalls that appear along the hiking trails; all create a picture that will stay in your memory forever.
First Day: Ano Lechonia – Milies – Vizitsa – Tsagarada
Second Day: Kissos – Anilio – Zagora
1st day - MorningMeet your guide early in the morning and depart for Ano Lechonia. Here, you will take the legendary train of Pelion, one of the most interesting sights of the area, and enjoy a magical journey through the forest. The train stops in Ano Gatzea as well as in Agia Triada, Agios Athanasios Pinakata, Argyreika, and the final destination of Milies.
1st day - Morning/NoonArrival at the village of Milies. This historical village is built at an altitude of 400m. and it is one of the most beautiful villages of Pelion. The village seems to have encapsulated the whole of Pelion. In Milies, you will have the opportunity to visit the public library Psichis Akos, which was founded by Grigorios Konstantas, Anthimos Gazis and Daniel Philippidis. The library originally used to operate as a school. Its history department consists of 3,355 old books, 116 manuscripts, 1,000 documents and various objects of special interest. Today, it’s lending sector has about 13,000 books and magazines. After visiting the library, you may wander around the paved paths and dine at the beautiful square of the village, under the shade of the sycamore trees.
Among others, the cuisine of Pelion is famous for the stuffed zucchini, the spentzofai, a plate made with local sausages, the lamb with lemon, the stew, the Coq au Vin served with traditional pasta, and the pies as well. Also, the mushrooms hold a special place in the cuisine of Pelion. They are cooked in various ways, such as plain baked in the oven or plaki, meaning baked with tomato and parsley.
1st day - Noon/AfternoonAfter lunch, you will be transferred to the village of Vizitsa. Built at an altitude of 500m, Vizitsa, is literary hidden in the greenery of Pelion. It has also been characterized as a preserved settlement. The village overlooks the Pagasitic Gulf and it’s one of the most representative examples of the local architecture. All through the village, the sycamore trees are in abundance just like they are in the whole region of Pelion. The streets are paved with cobblestones and together with the de-modernised mansions they are reminiscences of a previous era. After the completion of the tour, you may treat yourself to a cup of coffee in the square of the village.
1st day - AfternoonYour next destination is the village of Tsagarada. In Tsagarada you may enjoy the authentic cuisine of Pelion whilst the ancient sycamore trees and the small streams running through the village will make you feel as if you were in a fairy-village. The old sycamore tree in the central square of Saints Taxiarches will surely enchant you. It is more than a thousand years old and has a trunk diameter of 14 meters. Overnight at the hotel.
2nd day - MorningThe day starts with a delicious breakfast and soon after it continues with a hike on the selected paths surrounding Tsagarada.
The gorgeous village of Kissos is your next destination. Kissos literally seems to be hiding among the extremely dense vegetation of the area. At the square of the village, in the Church of Agia Marina, you may admire the fresco depicting God in the form of an Elder man.
2nd day - MorningNext, you will visit Anilio, which is probably named as such because the sunlight never hits it in the winter time. The slope where the village is built is full of fruit trees. Wander through the forest of Anilio, which alters completely from summer to fall, until you reach the chapel of Prophet Elijah.
2nd day - NoonYour last destination is Zagora, the largest village of Pelion. The Greek writer and revolutionary, Rigas Fereos, studied in the first school that was built in Zagora and today is known as Ellinomouseio. The habitants of Zagora used to cultivate silk and export fabrics. Nowadays, Zagora produces approximately 15 million kilos of apples per year − around the 20% of which is exported.
You’ll have the time to buy some traditional products from the Women’s Agrotourism Association, before enjoying your lunch at one of the traditional taverns of the area. Do not hesitate to treat yourself to one of the traditional apple desserts along with your coffee.
2nd day - ReturnAt the end of this fulfilling day, you will return to your hotel in Tsagarada for a rest.
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