of the area near AMANITA Guesthouse


Monumental trees: These include the immense thousand-year old plane tree with a perimeter of around 14 metres located in the square in the Agia Paraskevi neighbourhood, the towering yew tree behind the Itamos Tavern, the soaring horse chestnut tree next to the AMANITA Guesthouse.
Nanopoulio & Achillopoulio Schools: Stone buildings linked to Agia Paraskevi square by stone paths. The first houses the primary school and the second served as a Commercial School during the inter-war period but today is an exhibition centre.
Squares: Agia Paraskevi Square with its thousand-year old plane tree and traditional coffee shop, Taxiarches Square with its impressive marble fountain and restaurants, and the desolated Agia Kyriaki square.
Churches: Taxiarches Church, located in the square of the same name, dates to 1786 and has an impressive iconostasis. Agios Georgios chapel located next to the Guesthouse also features a stunning iconostasis and its old bell tower dating to 1772 has a carved image of St. George on horseback. Agia Kyriaki Church in the square of the same name is also well worth a visit.
Caves: Next to Fakistra Beach is a small cave containing a chapel dedicated to Panagia Megalomata (the Large-Eyed Virgin).
Bridges: There is a stone, single span bridge at the entrance to Tsagarada and a wooden bridge not far from where the Mylopotamos river flows into the sea, located behind the beach of that name.
Castles: Paleokastro Fortress at Fakistra.
Look-out points: The Sourvia look-out point is located above the Mylopotamos River gorge and the Apostolidi mountain ridge with its look-out points is just a short distance from the Guesthouse.

In other villages

Churches: Agia Marina Kissou Church, dating from 1650, features exquisite wall paintings of saints in the folk style, while the chapel of Agios Ioannis Prodromos located high above Mouresi is worth the effort of visiting as is the very old church of Kimiseos Theotokou in Xourichti which dates from 1450.
Caves: The Centaur’s Cave in Mouresi is complete with stalactites and stalagmites.
Castles: The castle of Damouchari is in a fine state of preservation.
Look-out points: the Tsouka look-out point at Mouresi holds a commanding position above the gorge that overlooks Papa Nero beach.
Steam train: Mt. Pelion’s only train “Moutzouris” makes the steep ascent from Ano Lechonia to Milies. The train operates from April to October every Saturday and Sunday departing from 11:30 from Ano Lechonia and at 16:30 from Milies. Tel. 003024210 39723.