Mount Pelion: a paradise for nature lovers' holidays in Greece
In sun-drenched, Mediterranean Greece there is a place that combines the joys of the sea with the charms of the mountain. That place is Mount Pelion. Mt. Pelion, a peninsula located in the middle of the Greek mainland's coastline, has sea on both sides. On the one side in the Pagasetic Gulf and on the other the Aegean Sea. It is equidistant between Athens and Thessaloniki and is close to an airport (Nea Anchialos) and the port of Volos. It is an ancient mountain, home to the mythical centaurs (half-man, half-horse), and is packed with forests, traditional villages, paved nature trails, old churches and amazing beaches. Famed for its fruit and local cuisine, with its strong emphasis on wild greens and herbs, Mt. Pelion is -in short- a paradise for anyone looking for holidays that incorporate alternative activities such as trekking, horse riding, gastronomy, foraging, mushroom hunting, and so on.
Eastern Mt. Pelion is the "wild" side of this charming mountain. Forested mountain peaks here stretch right down to the Aegean Sea, where the rocky coastline conceals some truly enchanting beaches. The mountain sides are verdant with dense beech forests around the peaks, chestnuts and other wild and domesticated trees in the mid zone and olive trees closer to the sea. Babbling streams and brooks carry the melting snow down the mountain all year round, watering the vegetation and creating a lush green environment which stretches all the way down to the deep blue of the Aegean Sea.
Enjoy your vacation on Mt. Pelion at the AMANITA Guesthouse
Holidays are a chance to get back to the simplicity of nature, and also to revitalise both body and mind to withstand the coming winter. The AMANITA Guesthouse in the village of Tsangarada on Mt. Pelion -that mountain of myth and legend- invites you to enjoy the real 'Mt. Pelion Experience' between June and September, either by taking part in one of the recommended activities or by organising your very own alternative holidays.
The AMANITA Guesthouse is the ideal base camp for summer holidays as it lies between mountain and sea. Overlooking the deep blue waters of the Aegean Sea dotted with the Sporades Islands, the Guesthouse is located just a 5- to 15-minute drive from some of the best beaches Eastern Mt. Pelion has to offer (such as Mylopotamos, Fakistra, Damouchari, Papa Nero, Plaka and Limnionas) allowing you to combine the joys of the sea with cool evenings in the mountains.
Based in Tsangarada, which lies in the very heart of Eastern Mt. Pelion, you'll be able to visit nearby villages (such as Mouresi, Kissos) or the beaches in the Zagora area or Southern Mt. Pelion.
At the AMANITA Guesthouse, we listen to what you're interested in and then recommend summer holidays that also include activities such as:
- Guided tour in our organic garden (herb garden - vegetables garden - orchard).
- Trekking on old stonepaths .
- Swimming at the region's amazing beaches.
- Learning of local gastronomy.
At AMANITA Guesthouse we offer you a real holiday experience, whether it's our famous and awarded traditional breakfast, a visit in our organic garden, the activities we organise or just a glass of tsipouro (the local spirit) in our courtyard, watching the sea.