Holidays in South Pelion

Tzasteni. Modern cottage for rent in Lafkos Pelion. Holidays in Greece.

The best thing about holidays in South Pelion is its variety. Every day you can choose between mountain and beach, green and blue, sport or laziness. From the picturesque village of Lafkos, which is just a step away from the sea, you can quickly drive anywhere and enjoy breathtaking views and new light moods every day. A visit, no matter what time of year, is an unforgettable aesthetic journey.

Vathia Spilia. Cave Centaur Chiron. Modern cottage for rent in Lafkos Pelion. Holidays in Greece.

The south coasts

Enjoy crystal water on the Aegean Sea or the gulf side, including fantastic lonely places, with untouched tranquility. Simply a choice depending on time, sun, weather and waves conditions.

Mikro, view to the agean sea. Holiday vacation

Be aware, there is no mass tourism in the area. Therefore, the beaches, coves and other destinations are never crowded, even in high season.

Small beach near Kalamos.  Vaccation home for rent in Lafkos Pelion. Holidays in Greece.

The most targets around are reachable by car in less as a half an hour. The next beaches are just 10 minutes away. See more and get directions within our personal guide’s.

The coasts and bays are so numerous and varied that it would take a lifetime to visit them all.

Kalamaki Beach. Παραλία Καλαμάκι. Vacation home in Lafkos Pelion. Holidays in Greece.
Kalamaki Beach. Παραλία Καλαμάκι. Vacation home in Lafkos Pelion. Holidays in Greece.

Very often the water in the gulf resembles a lake or swimming pool and is ideal for all those water sports enthusiasts who value a calm sea.

Small beach near Kalamos. Vacation home in Lafkos Pelion. Holidays in Greece.

The gulf is also most recommend if you like to go in the afternoon for swimming because of the sundown there.

Milina Pagasetic Gulf South Pelion. Fully equipped cottage with view in Lafkos. Open all Saisons. Feel good in Greece.

In the summer month in Melina until October, you might enjoy every Thursday great poetic music with the fantastic duo above.

Pagasetic Gulf South Pelion. Fully equipped cottage with view in Lafkos. Open all Saisons. Feel good in Greece.

When the singing skater meets the fishing cowboy surfing on the sun warped rails of Greek Rembetiko.

Hiker’s paradise

The Pilion peninsula is part of a mountain range that crosses Greece from the mountains of central Macedonia to Mount Olympus. It ends at Mount Ossa and Mavrovounio in Pilion.

Lafkos. Vaccation home with view in Lafkos Pelion. Holidays in Greece.

The nature of the area combines the inviting and mild atmosphere of the sea with the rugged and unspoiled profile of the mountain slopes.

Lafkos. Vaccation home with view in Lafkos Pelion. Holidays in Greece.

The result is a rich visual experience with a variety of vegetation, colors and scents. A visit at any time of the year is an unforgettable aesthetic journey, spend holidays in South Pelion.

Get ready to hike, cycle or run along Pelion’s countless trails and ancient paved walkaways, magnificent nature and breathtaking views. Whatever the season, one of the best places for hiking in Greece is the Home of the Centaurs on the Pelion peninsula.

Wood near Lafkos. Vaccation home with view in Pelion. Holidays in Greece.
Near Balean. Vaccation home with view in Lafkos Pelion. Holidays in Greece.

The interior of the peninsula impresses with dense deciduous forests of beech, chestnut, oak and plane trees. Along the coasts, olive groves and pine forests grow together.

Autumn is mild and the thousands of sprouting flowers are reminiscent of spring.

Saturnia spini. Very rare and up to 12cm large butterfly. Vaccation home with view in Pelion. Holidays in Greece.

Here thrive some species of animals, mushrooms and especially herbs in great diversity, which are otherwise hardly found.

Wood near Lafkos. Vaccation home with view in Pelion. Holidays in Greece.
Wood near Lafkos. Vaccation home with view in Pelion. Holidays in Greece.

The vast network of roads and footpath’s, the variety of nature and panorama, make the south of Pelion one of the most interesting areas for hiking.

Unboned  car near Lafkos. Vaccation home with view in Pelion. Holidays in Greece.

Find out more about trails, the geography and vegetation for your hiking holidays in South Pelion.

Discover unique mountain villages

Pinakates. Πινακάτες. village square. Quaint Mountain village. Hiking in Greece. Pelion.

The Pelion area invites you to explore its rich history with over 40 mountain villages built by skilled stonemasons from the Epirus region.

Pinakates. Πινακάτες. village square. Quaint Mountain village. Hiking in Greece. Pelion.

The self-governing mountain communities flourished, trading in olive oil, olives, fruit, chestnuts, silk and wood and transporting their goods to the sea on mules.

Pinakates. Mountain village. Hiking in Greece. Pelion.

Despite the years that passed by, many of the traditional roads are still in very good shape due to efforts done by local communities.

More about the villages and their history.

Living in light and change

The peninsula is constantly changing its face. In the north, the fir forests at 1600 meters tell of the Central European highlands, and in the south, the dry nature and clear colors remembers the south of Italy.

“I believe that all ugliness disappears when you have light like this”, said Henry Miller once, and was not alone in this view.

The charming village Lafkos

In the center of this unique combination of land and sea, we rent out in the quaint village Lafkos our fresh renovated second home.

Church Lafkos, Pelion, Greece

The residence is located 54 kilometers from Volos in Lafkos, one of the most beautiful villages of South Pelion.

The quaint village is famous because of the beautiful square without any cars and his delicious taverns.

It is also home to the oldest coffee shop in Greece, which exists since 1775.

Our vacation Home is just two minutes away from the square, combined the rural charm of country style with a touch of modern architecture.

It is made as a place to be for passionate and attentive people, whether it is summer, autumn, winter or spring.

We have everything you may need to live, cook, work, or lounge in comfort.

Living room. Modern cottage for rent in Lafkos Pelion. Holidays in Greece.

Everything inside is lovingly renovated and equipped with modern technology as well.

Enjoy the panorama view right from your bed, silence interrupted only by birdsongs and a deep taste of the Greek way of life.

Settled 330m above the sea, the cottage is overlooking an old spring and border’s directly on the green valley below the hill.

Terrace. Modern cottage for rent in Lafkos Pelion. Holidays in Greece.

Opposite you can see the small Byzantine chapel Ag. Paraskevi and the whole mountains of the southern peninsula.

Right down from the house begins the Kalderimi going across a hill to the small coastal town Milina.

45 minutes later, you have already arrived.

Milina. Hiking in Greece. Pelion.

And just half an hour’s walk away, the panorama of the Aegean shines, with the island of Skiathos opposite.

View over micro to the Aegean Sea. Modern cottage for rent in Lafkos Pelion. Holidays in Greece.

More about our vacation cottage, the village of Lafkos, eventshikes and other tourist excursions like the Pelion train is reachable searching the web or within our personal guide’s. Everything about arriving or booking is here. We are also glad about a message or your contribution in our guestbook.