Bask in the company of Greek gods as you visit enchanting Greek villages during your customizable best of Greece tour. Idle away the hours in the splendor of cascading rivers and cobbled lanes, lush olive groves and glassy bays turning the mythical beauty of the Pelion Peninsula into reality. A single-gauge railway ambles over classic stone bridges, and 19th-century mansions emerge from the dense forests of chestnut trees. Whether trekking through steep gorges or savoring time on the dreamy beaches,...
Tsagarada – Arrive in the Pelion Peninsula at your Leisure
Greece welcomes you with vibrant streets and a captivating ambiance that spreads across the sea views of Thessaloniki, the country’s second city. The neighborhoods are more like villages as they each showcase a different culture inside the greater metropolis ranging from the antique walls of the Byzantine era to the fourth-century monument of the Arch of Galerius, the cosmopolitan shopping center of Egnatia and the contemporary cocktail bars along the waterfront. Your flight will land at Thessaloniki Airport, where you will pick up your car rental and drive to the charming town of Tsagarada on the Pelion Peninsula. As you drive along the coastline, the marvels of Greece will reveal themselves the shape of crystal-clear turquoise water lapping against a blend of pebbled and sandy beaches.
You will arrive at your luxurious accommodations in the treasured village of Tsagarada as it rises out of the chestnut wood forest. The cool climate creates an inviting feature fading beneath treasured flower garden houses and imposing 1,000-year-old plane tree looming in the heart of the central square. The town was founded in the 16th century and attracts locals and visitors alike with the promise of relaxation and beauty.
Tsagarada – Relish the Views from the Slopes of Mount Pelion
Tsagarada – Explore Mouresi Village and the Charming Coastline
Tsagarada – Discover the Charming Island of Skopelos
Tsagarada – Enjoy the Villages of Kissos, Vizitsa, and Zagora
Volos – Ride the Scenic Steam Train from Ano Lechonia to Millies
Volos – Delight in the Comforts of Pelion at your Preferred Pace
Volos – Travel to Thessaloniki to Depart for Home
- Indulge in the cinematic beauty of the Pelion Peninsula at Damouchari Beach, which was used as the setting for the Mamma Mia movies
- Savor the flavors of the sensational wine on Skopelos Island, founded by the god of wine’s son and also used as a backdrop to the Mamma Mia films
- Delight in the scenery of the Pelion Peninsula during an antique steam train journey crossing stone bridges and winding through the lush forest
- Witness the sensational and distinctive iconostases of historical churches positioned in the heart of the famous Pelion villages
- Trek the trails of Mount Pelion to find wild herbs, natural fruits, and the celebrated charms of local historic villages like Mouresi
- View the sensational artifacts uncovered at the Neolithic settlements of Dimini and Sesklo on display in the Volos Archeological Museum
- Relish the view to the Aegean Sea and the 1,000-year-old plane tree at the heart of Tsagarada village
Dramatic mountain peaks run alongside rugged cliffs that plunge into the sea encapsulate the grandeur of the Pelion Peninsula. Coils of woodlands and wild olive groves, whitewashed houses and pebbled beaches will adorn your captivating 8-day Greece tour that will immerse you in the beaches, countryside, and culture. Step away from the crowds along the Cyclades for a more authentic and illustrious view of Greek heritage on the Pelion Peninsula, where the natural beauty of the landscape sweeps across the northern peninsula to the neighboring islands where villages are tucked into the foliage with surprising elegance and wonder.
Follow in the footsteps of Greek gods that legend says vacationed along the Pelion Peninsula in the summer, crossing their footpaths, wandering the mule paths, and relaxing in the majestic slopes and coastline. Your refreshing tour of Greece will begin with five nights in gorgeous Tsagarada, one of the 24 villages situated along the hills of Mount Pelion. Trek the pathways that connect the various towns and villages with each offering their own distinct culture and traditions within the broader umbrella of a Greek nation. Vistas overlook the Aegean Sea as narrow trails lead through beech, oak, chestnut, and olive trees to reach famous beaches, secluded coves, and a ferry bound for the shores of Skopelos Island.
Two nights in the city of Volos will highlight the more contemporary culture of the region and its continued connection to classical mythology, medieval history, and natural beauty. The nearby town of Ano Lechonia connects with the village of Millies by an antique steam train while frescoes and hand-carved iconostases decorate the historical churches. Ancient cities connoting the first permanent settlements on the European continent emerge from the landscape proving the depths of history, culture, and charm on the Pelion Peninsula are unparalleled. Consider learning more about our travelers’ best Greece vacation experiences by reading their Greece travel reviews.
$1,995 per person (excluding international flights)
Your Zicasso trip is fully customizable, and this sample itinerary is a starting place for your travel plans. Actual costs are dynamic, and your selection of accommodations and activities, your season of travel, and other such variables will bring this budget guideline up or down. Throughout your planning experience with your Zicasso specialist, your itinerary is designed around your budget. You can book your trip when you are satisfied with every detail. Planning your trip with a Zicasso travel specialist is a free service.
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