Pelion is located 220 km south of Thessaloniki and 320 km north of Athens. The nearest town is Volos, which is the cultural and economical centre of the region and acts as the gateway to Pelion. Volos is served by a small airport located in Anchialos, but it is also reached by road. A new highway connects Volos to the Athens-Thessaloniki highway. Travelers from outside Greece have the following options to get to Pelion:
- By air to Volos (Airport of Anchialos at a distance of approx. 20 minutes by car from the town of Volos). There are charter flights as well as scheduled flights of Air Berlin and other companies to Volos from various European airports. Once you get to Volos, hiring a car is the best option. From Volos, driving east the road that runs parallel to the port will lead you through Agria and Milies to Tsagarada. Or you can drive north towards Portaria, Hania and from there to Tsagarada.(The distance is appox. 55 kms and is covered in 1 hour and 15 minutes).
- By air to Thessaloniki (Airport Macedonia). There are lots of charter and scheduled flights from most European airports. You may hire a car at the airport. From Thessaloniki, [216 kms] via the national road you will reach Volos in 2 hours and 30 minutes.
- By air to Athens (Airport Eleftherios Venizelos). You may hire a car at the airport and make your way north to Volos via the National Road Athens-Thessaloniki. The distance is 324 kms, and it is covered in approx. 3,5 hours.
- For travelers wishing to use their own car there are Ferry Boat lines, that connect daily the ports Venice, Ancona, Bari, Brindisi in Italy with Igoumenitsa and Patra. The distance Igoumenitsa-Volos is 371 kms and Patras-Volos is 546 kms.