Hear about vacation to Volos, Greece, and the Pelion Peninsula as the Beginner Traveler talks to Heather Cowper from HeatherOnHerTravels.com about her recent visit to this picturesque section of Greece.
Heather claims, “I feel mainland Greece is seriously underrated. For vacationers, a ton of men and women go to Athens, of system, remarkable cultural web-sites there. And then they are likely to go to the islands wherever you have beautiful seashores in the summer months leisure. But. The Pelion features a little bit of every thing that’s fantastic about Greece, all in a person position. It is a incredibly genuine spot. It’s a spot that the Greeks tend to go to, but it’s not extensively frequented by potentially the United kingdom or the US, so you will get a extra genuine knowledge there.”
“And the wonderful detail about it is that you get this variety. Simply because it is a peninsula, you have two coasts. A person is dealing with the Pagasetic Gulf, which is an inland entire body of h2o with beautiful small fishing villages. On the other side, you have incredible seashores and rocky coves. You also have a mountainous ridge that operates down the middle. You get little mountain villages, exactly where you can sit, and you can be a little bit cooler, and you can be in a shady location overlooking the sea. So you get the form of Northern mountain Greece and the beachy Greece, all in one area.”
Heather starts off us in the city of Volos, which is on the Pagasetic Gulf. It is a flat metropolis wherever you can cycle along the seafront. There are a couple very good museums like the Archeological Museum and the Tsalapatas Museum, which is an aged brickworks. You can also get out to the Dimini Archaeological internet site which is the ruins of a Neolithic village established someplace in 4500-4800 B.C.
Then it is time to check out the Pelion Peninsula. Heather suggests two working day outings from Volos. The first is a push to the village of Makrinitsa, which is the “balcony of Mt. Pelion.” It has a great check out of Volos. You can hike from there to close by Portaria along the “Centaurs’ Path”. The next working day trip is the slender gauge Pelion Teach up into the mountains.
For the remainder of your week, Heather indicates splitting your time between the fishing villages of the west and the seashores and rocky coves of the east. They stayed 1st in Afissos. From there, they explored the mountain villages and also took a ferry more than to Trikeri.
On the east coast, the scenery could glimpse acquainted to followers of the movie Mamma Mia. This is in which considerably of the movie’s out of doors scenes ended up filmed.
Immediately after exploring the Pelion Peninsula, if you have additional time, you can choose a aspect trip to the island of Skopelos where by you will discover far more Mamma Mia surroundings, historical graves known as the Pirate Graves on the island of “Green and Blue.”
Discover Athens, confident, but then head to a much less effectively-known section of Greece. Obtain issues to do in Volos, Greece, and the Pelion Peninsula.
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Clearly show Notes
Heather on Her Travels
A guideline to the Pelion Greece – from the mountains to the sea
24 Exciting factors to do in Volos Greece
Byzantine Museum of Makrinitsa
Centaurs Path (Portaria)
The Pelion Teach
Agios Ioannis Seashore
Ski resort Agriolefkes
Mamma Mia movie spots in Greece – Skopelos, Skiathos, Pelion
Tours in the Pelion Peninsula
Skopelos Greece – a information to the Mamma Mia island
Church of Agios Ioannis Kastri in Skopelos, Greece
Pirate Graves in Skopelos, Greece | Greeka
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