One day excursion to Volos and Pelion
The capital of Magnisia district or the “gateway” to mount Pelion, as Volos is otherwise known, is a modern city which was cultivated an interesting touristic profile during the last few years.
A full day will be enough for an introduction with the main port of Magnisia. During your stay you will stroll along the Argonafton avenue which is lined with traditional taverns serving the famous local tsipouro and cafes. You can also walk around its crowded pedestrian streets making one or most stops in the popular local haunts for a coffee or a drink (some of them also serve lunch). Alternatively, you can visit the Nea Ionia neighbourhood to enjoy your tsipouro along with delicious meze and see for yourselves why it has become a reference point for both locals and visitors.
Volos was built at the foot of mount Pelion, also known as the mountain of Centaurs, which is one of the most popular travel destinations in Greece all year long
Pelion is divided in four sections, West, Central, East and South, and is famed for the picturesque and quaint villages which are built on its slopes. They stand out for their characteristic local architecture and the fact that they are immersed in a beautiful green setting. According to Greek mythology, the 12 Olympian Gods used this mountain as their summer residence.
In the villages of Pelion you will have the opportunity to walk along the scenic walkways, admire traditional local architecture buildings, sample the local recipes, buy local products like tsipouro, homemade marmalades and spoon sweets, as well as admire the nature’s grandeur in the best possible way. The villages located closer to Volos are the picturesque Portaria and the stunning Makrinitsa.