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May 6 - Celebration of St. John the Theologian in Agios Dimitrios
17 July Ivy - Celebration of Agia Marina
July 20 - Mouresi Celebration of the Prophet Elijah.
July 27 Celebration of St. Panteleimon in Mouresi.
5 August - Celebration of the Savior Metaorfosis Agios Dimitrios
August 25 - Flower Exhibition in Makryrachi by horticultural cooperative Makrirachi women
August 27 - Celebration of Saint Fanourios in Mouresi.
September 2 - Celebration of St. Eustatius Kissos.
September - Apple Festival in Zagora.

In summer, Pelion awaits for its visitors literally bathed in sunlight and ready to make their holidays unforgettable. You can enjoy the crystal-clear waters of the Blue Flag beaches, go to local festivals, concerts, artistic exhibitions, cultural events etc. If you are fans of alternative tourism, you can walk through the paths of Pelion, ride a mountain bike, go horse-riding, whitewater canoeing, canyoning or diving to admire and explore the secrets of the underwater world of Pelion. You can also tour the countless churches and country churches that are hidden even in the most unlikely spots.

Canyoning in the gorges of Mylopotamos, Fakistra and many other such as Kalokairino, Megalo Galanorema and Damouchari.

Hiking trails in a verdant beauty infinite paths.

Scuba Diving in the Aegean Sea. The seabed of eastern Pelion is waiting you. Diving sights such as reef "Lefteris", shipwreck "Vera" and "Volos"

Rock Climbing in climbing Mylopotamos, Platanias and Pau.

Horse - Riding, an opportunity to see Tsagarada from a different view.

Sea Kayaking, from the port of Damouchari.

You will find traditional taverns across the villages of eastern Pelion. Seaside taverns are located in Horefto, Agios Ioannis and Damouchari. Especially the taverns of Damouchari are famous because they are located at the small port of Damouchari. Also taverns are located in all villages of eastern Pelion such as Zagora, Tsagarada, Mouresi and Kissos.

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Beaches near Agios Ioannis

  • Agios Ioannis – The biggest touristic resort of Pelion, including a great beach with crystal clear waters, taverns and beautiful hotels. Organized beach.
  • Plaka – follow the path from the port of Agios Ioannis and then you find yourself at Plaka an non-organized sandy beach. Visitors who choose Plaka beach enjoy the clear waters and the small pebbles.
  • Papa Nero – Next to Agios Ioannis camping there is a wonderful beach with small pebbles. It is ideal for families with children. According to the local legends, it was named either after a priest that was drawn there, or after the homonymous spring that can be found in the location of Trypia Petra. Papa Nero is an organized sandy beach with beach bars providing sunbeds.

At the end of the article you can see the map of all eastern pelion's beaches

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Beaches near Zagora

  • Horefto – sandy beach, with many options for accommodation and food. At the southern side of Horefto beach there is a small port and a camping space as well while at the northen side you can go to Parisaina..
  • Parisaina - non-organized sandy beach next to Horefto. Follow the path at the end of the road of Horefto and you then you will see Parisaina.
  • Ovryos – Beautiful sandy beach with blue waters and easily accessible from Pouri village.
  • Elitsa and Analipsi – two beaches with pebbles, separated by a crick during whole year. Non-organized beaches.
  • Agioi Saranta – A great sandy organized beach that can be reached by Horefto or Makrirachi. Agioi Saranta beach is one of the most beautiful beaches of Pelion. You can find traditional guesthouses and taverns. A must visit beach of eastern Pelion. If you decide to visit Agioi Saranta beach at the weekends please note that there is not enough space to park your car.

Beaches near Tsagarada

  • Fakistra – Sandy beach non-organized beach, that can be reached by Tsagarada.
  • Mylopotamos – One of the best and most photographed beaches of Pelion, a great choice for many visitors. The natural beauty of Milopotamos takes our breath away, while the flora, the blue waters, the white pebbles and the sand compose a great landscape, separated by a rock, that can be crossed through a hole! Milopotamos beach is a must-visit!
  • Damouchari - one of the beaches that ''Mama Mia'' filmed! Non-organized pebble beach with crystal clear waters and traditional taverns at the peaceful settlement of Damouchari. Damouchari is also close to the Agios Ioannis beach.
  • Lampinou - small non organized beach with pebbles and sand with a small tavern located above the beach. It is located north of Kalamaki beach.

  • Kalamaki (Propan) - A special beach with large pebbles rarely found on a beach. These stone stones are located on the beach due to the nearby mining stone that produces pelion's stone. The beach is a non-organized beach with large pebbles inside and out of the sea. Kalamaki is mainly preferred by local people (nearby village Kalamaki and a little further Neochori). Above the beach there is a tavern for food and coffee.


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  • Limnionas – A nice small beach, at Ksourihti village.
  • Mpanikas – A small beach with big pebbles. Close to Anilio village.
    The beautiful beaches of Kamari and Ai Giannis at north Pelion near village Keramidi. Also, the small and isolated beach of Petromelliso near Veneto.

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Kamari Beach at northern Pelion - Image Flickr CC Giorgos Rodinos

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