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South Pelion Villages
South Pelion Villages

In south Pelion, you will come across beautiful villages, each standing out for a different reason. Syki is 37km from Volos and can be found at an altitude of 300m. Even though it is not one of the most popular villages of Pelion, it stands out for the traditional style and the magnificent view of the Sporades islands and the Aegean sea. It is also very close to the Potoki and Pantazi Ammos beaches. The paved main square with the church of Agios Georgios (1939), the chapel of Profitis Ilias and the Timios Prodromos monastery for women are some of the places you should visit.

Going south, you will see Lafkos, a small, picturesque village dating back to the 15-16th century, characterised by the blooming of arts and culture. During your visit, take a stroll down the beautiful small streets to look at the buildings influenced by neoclassical style. The Panagia three-aisled basilica at the main square, the Fabio Museum, where you will see artwork by local painter and sculptor Thanasis Fabas, and the Radio Museum "Antonis Tavanis" featuring a collection of old radios, a donation by the German philhellene Wilfred Shoeps are worth seeing. The monastery of Agios Athanasios, built in 1975, is listed as a preserved monument and can be found just out of the village.

Milina, 7km from Lafkos, is a village by the sea that tourists choose for their summer holidays. However, tourism has not spoilt its traditional style. At the small port you will come across Agios Andreas settlement and the ruins of Ancient Olizon. In the summer you can have fresh fish at one of the tavernas along the Milina coast, go for a swim in the crystal clear waters of the Pagasitikos gulf or take a trip to Evia or one of the Sporades islands. The sunset here is truly magical and shouldn't be missed.

One of the southernmost villages in Pelion is Agia Kyriaki. It is located at the end of the peninsula and it is a picturesque village on the Aegean sea side. At the small port you will see traditional boats and modern yachts, and there are traditional tavernas where you can have homemade dishes and fresh fish, all made with love and care.

Trikeri, a picturesque village with a long maritime history and vivid island characteristics is the ideal choice for those who seek to explore South Pelion. The cobblestone alleys lined with the old captains’ mansions and the beautifully decorated churches attract the attention of the visitors who want to take delightful walks. You can take the water taxi from Alogoporos to visit the Palio Trikeri islet, an oasis of serenity and natural beauty in the narrows of the Pagasitikos Gulf. Once there you can pay your respects to the monastery of Panagia Evaggelistria and swim in the amazing beaches with the crystal waters –the most popular among them are Prasini Ammos, Afetka and Agios Georgios.