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chania pilio

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.

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damouchari pelion

Damouchari is a small seaside village with few permanent residents, located in East Pelion built around its natural port in the Aegean coast. It is the port village of Mouresi being just below it and also very close to the beaches of Agios Ioannis.
It is made of two small bays separated by a strip of land. In the northern bay is the small picturesque port village with boats and ships, where you can enjoy your food in the few taverns. Over the past years it was the only port in eastern Pelion, facing great periods of commercial growth as mountain villages were supplied with goods through it. The ramshackle stone building of the Turkish customs and some old warehouses remind us of the good old times.

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Located in south Pelion is the famous Argalasti, a traditional mountainous village that has deservedly gotten the title for being the capital of south Pelion. A place literally drowned in rich vegetation, consisting mainly of olive grooves and wild forests that blend perfectly with the many sights and the tourism amenities that the village offers.

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Afissos is one of the most beautiful and tourism oriented seaside villages of Pelion, situated in the Pagasetic Sea, build amphitheatrically within rich nature.  It has a great appeal on tourists  gained by the surrounding beaches, Abovos with its multicolored pebbles, Kalifteri and Lagoudi with their sandy coasts and their crystal clear waters, Kalifteri is counted as one of the best beaches of the Pagasetic and has earned the blue flag of the Hellenic Company of Nature Preservation.  The attractive beaches, the small fishing boats, the rich nature, the glaring sun and the many tourism amenities create to the visitor a feeling as if they are on an island.

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Agios Lavrentios is one of the oldest villages of the centaurs Mountain. It is a mountainous region of unique beauty in Central Pelion only 20km away from the city of Volos with exceptional view towards the Pagasetic, ideal for peaceful and relaxing holidays around nature and for short weekend breaks.

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