What to Do in the Pelion Peninsula in Greece
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The Pelion Peninsula is one of those hidden gems that is absolutely worth visiting. While it isn’t always at the top of the list of where to travel, it shouldn’t be ignored. Not only is this peninsula stunningly gorgeous, but there are also plenty of things to do, especially for nature lovers. Located by a dramatic mountain range and also by the sea, there are also plenty of green hills to satisfy those who love being surrounded by lush vegetation. Here’s a look at what you can do once you’re here:
Visit the Beach
If you’re looking for a place that is off the beaten track but that also has plenty of beaches, you won’t want to miss the chance to visit the Pelion Peninsula! Each of the major beaches here is unique, and contains a mix of beautiful scenery, warm waters, and plenty of sunshine. Be sure to visit the top beaches the area has to offer, including Mylopotamos Beach, Agioi Saranta Beach, and Chorefto Beach.
Do Outdoor Sports
Like many places in Greece, Pelion is an ideal spot to enjoy a wide variety of outdoor sports. Those who love the water can stick to activities such as kayaking, stand up paddle boarding, snorkeling, swimming, and scuba diving. Hikers will love being close to the mountains. Mount Pliassidi, for instance, has some hiking trails and you can even traverse to the top of the mountain! If you love walking but don’t want to do anything strenuous, consider spending some time in nature, wandering through the village streets.
Visit the Damouhari Port
If you’re looking for a lively place to spend some time, consider visiting the Damouhari Port. In fact, if you love sea kayaking, you definitely won’t want to miss this! For those who don’t want to do anything too physical can simply admire the views from the shore. There are plenty of restaurants, tavernas, and cafes at the port and if you’re lucky, you’ll be able to sit outside to enjoy the views.
Enjoy a Beautiful Church
Orthodox Christianity is an important part of Greek culture, and Pelion is no exception. If you have a hankering to visit a church, you won’t want to miss the Agion Taksiarchon, which was built in the 1800’s. Although the church is typical of most Orthodox churches, the stunning icons on the wall have its own style. Be sure to pay your respects properly here by wearing the right clothes, refraining from using a flash to take pictures, and by keeping your voices at a lower volume.
Shop for Art
Another thing that is common for this area is that locals and visitors alike enjoy art. If you want to shop for some beautiful, local art you won’t want to miss the Eroterra Art Workshop, which specializes in beautiful works of pottery. Pelion is especially known for its beautiful tradition of creating gorgeous pottery. Shopping here will allow you to bring back a great souvenir!
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