Things to do in Pelion for families
Pelion may not be as well-known as other destinations in Greece, but it’s an ideal place for families. Here are our suggestions for top things to do in Pelion with kids, no matter what time of year you visit.
Pelion in Greece
The Pelion region is located on the east side of mainland Greece, roughly halfway between Athens and Thessaloniki. Taking its name after the mountain which dominates the area, Pelion makes an ideal place to visit on a road trip around Greece, or as a destination in its own. Tucked away on the Pelion peninsula, are traditional villages, beaches, forests, and mountains. With water sports in the summer and skiing in the winter, it’s a year-round destination.
Top things to do in Pelion for families
There’s something for families to do in Pelion in every season of the year. It’s a particularly good place to visit for cultural experiences and outdoor activities.
Go Skiing in Pelion
Base yourselves in the Pelion Ski Resort, and spend winter having fun in the snow! With an altitude of over 1500 meters, it’s a popular place with Greeks who want to hit the slopes when the snow is right. The resort has several slopes, offers beginners skiing lessons, snowboarding, and has all the usual facilities you might expect from a resort such as ski lifts and chalets serving warm drinks and tasty food.
Hiking in Pelion
The spring and autumn months are fantastic times to go hiking in the Pelion region. The forests are a delight to stroll through, whether following small tracks and loop circuits or undertaking more ambitious hikes. The area has many marked paths that can be used, and hotels in the region have plenty of information about local trails in the area. If you would prefer a guide to accompany you, that can also be arranged. Contact us about our Kids Love Greece Family Hiking trips in Pelion and other parts of Greece!
Summer fun in Pelion
Pelion is a great place for summer vacation. We recommend the beaches of Agios Ioannis, Horefto and Portaria. The waters around Agios Ioannis are particularly beautiful during the summer, and there are tall trees that provide some shade. Feeling adventurous? There are numerous water sports available and there is also a diving school in Agia Kiriaki. Families with teens might like to give this a try when in the area!
Take the Pelion train from Volos to Milies
A must-do for families in Pelion is the traditional Pelion train from Volos to Milies. Over a distance of 28kms, it passes through a green landscape and stops at many important places and villages. This beautiful train is considered to be a historic monument. A great experience for kids of all ages!
If you are interested in more information and things to do in Pelion for families, contact the Kids Love Greece team. We’ll be glad to help!
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