Hania is a mountain settlement located at an altitude of 1200m, one of the highest points of Pelion. It has lush vegetation consisting of mainly beech, chestnut and fir trees and connects  west Pelion with east Pelion. Over the last years it has great tourism growth as more and more travelers visit it, especially during winter.

The region was named after the old guesthouses (greek: hania) that existed and offered accommodation to travelers and merchants. Some are still preserved until today.

It is ideal for holidays at any time of the year as it offers a variation of sceneries. However, during wintertime it is valued the most, since close to Hania operates  a winter sports facility. Specifically, in the area of Agrioleukes, just 2km away from Hania, exists the Pelion Ski Center created by the Alpine Club of Volos. The altitude there is around 1500m, making it one of the lowest ski centers in Greece, still,it is one of the most popular and oldest ski centers and draws thousands of ski lovers and visitors.  It has a great building infrastructure of international standards and tracks of 7.5km in total length. Six tracks operate on site of varying difficulty level, a ski school from the inexperienced skiers and a chalet for resting between your activities. The area has verdant vegetation and a great panoramic views towards the sea, having the Pagasetic sea on the left and the Aegean on the right.

During your stay in the village, aside from winter activites indulge yourself in hiking, horseback riding, mountain biking or organize a picnic at one of the mythical forests.

Do not forget, of course, to try the famous local black wine, the spentsofai and the fasolada (beans soup), served at one of the local taverns in the village.

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