What to do in Pelion


n enchanting destination for every season of the year! See everything you can do in Pelion during your stay at Kritsa Gastronomy Hotel!

Pelion in the springtime

The wild beauty of the area unfolds in its pristine forests, and walking on through them is delightful - especially in the spring when all of nature is in bloom. There are many well-marked paths and cobblestone tracks that you can easily walk by yourself, or with a mountain guide. You also have the opportunity to get acquainted with the herbs endemic to the region, and to take traditional Greek cooking classes. If you want to try new experiences, Pelion is an ideal alternative tourism destination, with its beautiful natural landscapes ideal for horseback riding, cycling, and even archery, with qualified guides available to show you the way.

Pelion in Summer

Pelion in the summer is a particularly special place for summer holidays, since it offers a combination of a relatively cool climate and picturesque surroundings. Sample Pelion’s seasonal fresh fruit, which is delicious, and of exceptional quality. Take a journey on the Moutzouri steam train, from Lechonia to Milies. A route which makes its winding way through the abundantly green countryside. The only stop of the train is for just 15 minutes in Ano Gatzea, before it carries on its way blowing out steam, its wagons rocking along the track, on a journey with a total length of 15 kilometers lasting about 90 minutes. Swim in amazing beaches with turquoise waters and dense vegetation which rolls down as far as the sea. If you choose to take a cruise on a sailing boat, you can explore the hidden beauties of the Pagasetic Gulf or the Aegean.

Pelion in Autumn

The period from mid-September to mid-October is perhaps the best time to be in Pelion. The temperature is pleasant and the sea cool and refreshing. The leaves on the trees take on a wonderful range of colours. The whole mountain is covered with trees bearing fruit: apple trees, quinces, chestnut trees, walnut trees. Light breezes whisper through the woods, with their tall beech trees, oak trees, plane trees, wild chestnuts. There are also pine forests, and clusters of fir and spruce. Even during autumn, the small Pelion train continues to make its way to Pelion on a daily basis. You can also go hiking and enjoy the walks, canyoning, downhill to the beaches, and even do some swimming, since the sea is at an ideal temperature this time of year. You can even choose to explore the mountain paths on horseback.

Pelion in Winter

Winter in Pelion is a season suitable for skiing in the breeze while gazing at two seas. If the weather permits, hiking, cycling and riding are all options, albeit with different scenery. Tours of the picturesque villages, the white landscape, and the panoramic views are unforgettable. Combine your stroll along the sea front at Volos, starting at Argos - Volos’s trademark location, with a stop at one of the traditional tsipouradika to enjoy the special ritual of tsipouro brandy with seafood mezes.