Secrets of the Pelion Peninsula

Explore the walking paradise of the Pelion Peninsula in mainland Greece, named the “Land of the Centaurs”, due to its associations with Greek mythology. Walk from village to village on old mule paths through a lush green mountainous interior and on trails overlooking the glittering Aegean Sea.
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Hiking trail · Thessaly
Portaria Loop via Makrinitsa
Difficulty
Distance 12.3 km
Duration 4:30 h
Ascent 575 m
Descent 568 m

A wonderful walk to the mountain village of Makrinitsa then through a forest with views of Volos before entering a lush green gorge.

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Hiking trail · Thessaly
Walk to Hania
Difficulty
Distance 8 km
Duration 3:00 h
Ascent 554 m
Descent 38 m

Walk upwards though a conifer and beech forest before reaching Hania, the highest hamlet in the Pelion.

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Hiking trail · Thessaly
Walk to Kissos
Difficulty
Distance 5 km
Duration 1:45 h
Ascent 0 m
Descent 650 m

After a short transfer to the start of the trail ascend to the beautiful village of Kissos.

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Hiking trail · Thessaly
Walk Kissos to Agios Ioannis
Difficulty
Distance 8 km
Duration 3:00 h
Ascent 160 m
Descent 668 m

Descend from Kissos down a lovely track to the small resort of Agios Ioannis.

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Hiking trail · Thessaly
Walk to Tsagarada
Difficulty
Distance 8.1 km
Duration 4:00 h
Ascent 707 m
Descent 258 m

Walk to Damouchari, a tiny fishing village and then continue along the coast to Fakistra beach until reaching the charming village of Tsagarada.

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Hiking trail · Thessaly
Walk across the ridge to Milies
Difficulty
Distance 12.7 km
Duration 5:00 h
Ascent 387 m
Descent 459 m

Cross the mountain range to the southern part of the Pelion then ascend through forest to the pretty village of Milies.

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Hiking trail · Thessaly
Loop Walk from Milies via Koropi
Difficulty
Distance 10.8 km
Duration 3:45 h
Ascent 326 m
Descent 326 m

Walk through olive groves and via cobbles paths and through small villages like Kala Nera.

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