Description

Drakeia

Drakeia is one of the few villages in Pelion which has not exploited its touristic potential and therefore is the ideal place for those who want to relax and be isolated in the arms of nature. It is located on altitude of 500 meters on the slopes of Pelion, 17 km east of Volos.

The village was built in 1655 by craftsmen who came here from Epirus and is one of the “Villages of Martyrdom" in Greece, due to the execution of 115 of its inhabitants by the Nazis in 1943.

ένα από τα λίγα χωριά του Πηλίου που δεν έχει αξιοποιηθεί τουριστικά, αποτελεί ιδανικό τόπο για ξεκούραση και απομόνωση μέσα στη φύση. Βρίσκεται σε υψόμετρο 500 μέτρων στις πλαγιές του Πηλίου, 17 χιλιόμετρα ανατολικά από τον Βόλο. The covered by plane trees village on the lower side of the village, where the execution was carried out, is now a Memorial Landmark dedicated to the fallen Greeks.

The village has been listed as a traditional settlement. It boasts cobblestone alleys, beautiful mansions (Triantafyllou, Stergiou etc), houses with blooming gardens and workshops of traditional woodcarving.

In the Folklore Museum of Agricultural and Cultural Heritage you will see old objects of everyday use, donated by the locals.