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Explore traditional villages of Pelion

Volos, Greece

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Experience hosted by Vladee

3 hours
Includes drinks, transport, equipment
Up to 4 people
Hosted in Greek, English

What you'll do

We will start our experience by meeting in the city centre. I will pick you up by car and we will drive to the mount Pelion, which is known from the Greek mythology as a place where centaurs were living.

The drive is short, around 25 min, but on our way up, we will make a few stops to admire the views, explore some old Christian churches and take some beautiful photos.

Our first stop will be the charming village of Portaria where we will witness the local architecture, the neoclassical mansions, many of which operate as guesthouses today, and learn some history about the village.

We then will continue our ride to Makrinitsa, also known as ''the balcony of Pelion'' as it offers incredible views towards Volos. Makrinitsa is the most representative village of Pelion and it has preserved the integrity of its traditional Pelion-style architecture.
We will walk along the cobblestone lanes, visit the museum of Folk Art & History of Pelion (depends on day the museum may be closed), take pictures at the main square and make a wish throwing a coin in the little old fountain.

We will have a cup of Greek coffee or a local snack together enjoying the serene atmosphere and before returning back you will have time for some souvenir shopping. Pelion is popular for its unique herbs, tea, home-made sweets, pottery and more local products that will be nice to bring back home.
Other things to note
Please note that this tour is fully customisable. Contact me to alter the route or destination.
We will start our experience by meeting in the city centre. I will pick you up by car and we will drive to the mount Pelion, which is known from the Greek mythology as a place where centaurs were living.

The drive is short, around 25 min, but on our way up, we will make a few stops to admire the views, explore some old Christian churches and take some beautiful photos.

Our first stop will be the charming village of Portaria…

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What's included

  • Drinks
    We will have a coffee/tea/soft drink or a local treat. Lunch can be arrang...
  • Transport
  • Equipment
    I will take some photos of you and the landscapes and send them to you as a...
From £33
/ person
Mon, 14 Dec
11:00 - 14:00
£33 per person
£33 per person
Wed, 23 Dec
11:00 - 14:00
£33 per person
£33 per person

Meet your host, Vladee

Host on Airbnb since 2020
  • 3 Reviews
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Hi my name is Vladee. I am based in the small picturesque city of Volos and I love outdoor activities, photography and exploring new amazing destinations.
As i travel myself a lot i know how easier it is when you have a local friend to guide you around and show you places and hidden gems which may take someone lots of time to discover. For this reason i decided to share my expertise and create amazing experiences for all the travellers who visit the city of Volos.
After meeting me you will have a plenty of photos to remember your experience and lots of useful tips to explore the area yourself with confidence.
Hi my name is Vladee. I am based in the small picturesque city of Volos and I love outdoor activities, photography and exploring new amazing destinations.
As i travel myself a lot i know how easier it is when you have a local friend to guide you around and show you places and hidden gems which may take someone lots of time to discover. For this reason i decided to share my expertise and create amazing experiences for all the travellers who visit the city of Volos.
After meeting me you…
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Where you'll be

We will start from the city of Volos and drive up to the famous Makrinitsa village stopping at Stagiates and Portaria along our way.

Rated 5.0 out of 5 from 3 reviews.

Erin Sue
October 2020
If you go to Volos you must see the villages on Mount Pelion and seeing them with Vladee you can understand the culture and context of them from a Greek perspective. He is a very accommodating and adaptable tour guide passionate about his home. Would take any of my friends on this experience if they came to Volos!
If you go to Volos you must see the villages on Mount Pelion and seeing them with Vladee you can understand the culture and context of them from a Greek perspective. He is a very a…
Sandra
October 2020
It was an amazing experience! Mountain Pelion is fantastic and magic, full of water, apples, giant trees, stories and herbs. It is very comfortable and enjoyable when Vladee pocks you up in front of the hotel and leaves you there with new memories, experiences and knowledge. Vladee is an amazing guy and guide. He is an experienced traveller, has great people's skills, very down to Earth, calm and full of stories that he will tell you while taking you in safe big car to the villages of Pelion. We highly recommend this experience, it will be unique and GENUINE. ⛰🚙🌞🧿🌳🌲🌊
It was an amazing experience! Mountain Pelion is fantastic and magic, full of water, apples, giant trees, stories and herbs. It is very comfortable and enjoyable when Vladee pocks…
Emmanuel
August 2020
We have past a wonderful day with Vladee. He is a great guide with high passion and knowledge of the region of Pelion. On the top of that, he provided signs of attentions to each member of our family group. We highly recommend Vladee to discover this wonderful region.
We have past a wonderful day with Vladee. He is a great guide with high passion and knowledge of the region of Pelion. On the top of that, he provided signs of attentions to each m…

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Things to know

Cancellation policy

Any experience can be cancelled and fully refunded within 24 hours of purchase, or at least 7 days before the experience starts.

Government ID

You’ll need to take a picture of yourself that matches the photo on your ID. This is so Airbnb can confirm who’s actually going on the experience. You’ll only have to do this once.

Guest requirements

Up to 4 guests of all ages can attend.

What to bring

Because it's always colder on the mountain you should consider bringing a jacket with you.