WALKING IN PARADISE

HIKING & TREKKING IN THE FOOTSTEPS OF THE CENTAURS

Walking in Pelion

Walking in Paradise: Hiking and trekking in the footsteps of the Centaurs

With the phrase “small is beautiful”, the region around Pelion is accurately described. However, it‘s  a place of many images that wait to be discovered. Everything is wonderfully straightforward and contemplative about Pelion. Therefore, to discover Pelion with your hiking boots that can be used for the whole region as well as for the Pelion mountain itself you do not need to be a mountain climber.

Day 1

Day 1

Arrival in Pelion. Transfer from the airport of Thessaloniki or Volos to Kala Nera/Koropi. Pelion will impress you with its striking contrasts. In the northeast, for example close to Tsagarada there are dense sycamore and chestnut trees. In Milies and generally in the southern Pelion a very different vegetation predominates with small stature trees and ancient olive groves. In the area near Kala Nera, there are many fruit orchards and flower fields. In the afternoon briefing by our escort about the program we will follow and the cognitive field that will occupy us. Dinner and overnight stay in Kala Nera or Koropi.
Day 2

Day 2

Hiking tour in South Pelion, Kala Nera – Lefokastro-Kalamos-Paou. After our rich breakfast with local products of Pelion, we will start our hiking tour in the southern Pelion from Koropi to Afissos, Lefokastro, Agios Sostis, Kalamos and finally Paou. Visit of the monastery in Argalasti. Transfer to Kala Nera/Koropi. Dinner and overnight in hotel in Kala Nera or Koropi.
Day 3

Day 3

Hiking tour Agios Georgios – Chania – Agios Lavrentios and Drakeia – Alikopetra-Portaria After our rich breakfast with local products of Pelion, transfer to Agios Georgios, where we will start our hiking tour to Chania , Agios Lavrentios and Drakeia. From Drakeia, we make an approximately three hour climb up to Alikopetra Portaria. Transfer to Kala Nera/Koropi. Dinner and overnight in hotel in Kala Nera or Koropi.
Day 4

Day 4

Hiking tour Koropi – Milies and ride by train from Milies to Ano Lechonia. After breakfast, we start the hiking tour from Koropi to Milies. We visit the church of Ag. Taxiarhes and the library and we have lunch in a local tavern. Afternoon ride (about 1 ½ hours) with the historic narrow-gauge railway to Ano Lechonia. Transfer to Agios Ioannis. Dinner and overnight at Boutique Kentrikon Hotel.
Day 5

Day 5

Daily trip to Volos. After our rich breakfast with local products of Pelion, we make a day trip to the city of Volos. We visit the Archeological Museum of Volos and visit the archeological sites of Dimini and Sesklo. We will have lunch in a traditional tsipouradiko in Volos. Transfer to Agios Ioannis. Dinner and overnight at Boutique Kentrikon Hotel.
Day 6

Day 6

Daily trip to Tsagarada -Damouchari -Papa Nero. After breakfast, transfer to Tsagarada. We will take a short hike from Tsagarada to Damouchari and Papa Nero. Dinner and overnight at Boutique Kentrikon Hotel.
Day 7

Day 7

Free day in Agios Ioannis. After our rich breakfast with local products of Pelion, we will have the rest of the day free for a swim at the beaches of Agios Ioannis, Plaka and Papa Nero. Dinner and overnight at Boutique Kentrikon Hotel.
Day 8

Day 8

Departure for the airport. After the rich breakfast with local products from the land of Pelion, we depart for the airport.

The services included in the program:
1. Transfer by bus/mini bus from airport of Thessaloniki or Volos airport or another upon request to the hotel and return (days 1 and 8).
2. Transfers by bus/mini bus form hotel to Pelion and return as indicated in the program (days 2, 3, 4, 5, 6).

Seven (7) nights in double standard room.
4. Seven (7) breakfasts.

Two (2) lunches (days 4 & 5).
6. Seven (7) dinners.

Disposal of a hotel meeting room for the group’s briefing (day 1).
8. Escort (days 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8).

Mountain escort (days 2, 3, 4).

Guide tour in Archaeological Museum in Volos and the archaeological sites in Sesklo and Dimini (day 5).

Ride by traditional little train of Pelion (day 4).