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Guidebook for Kala Nera

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Guidebook for Kala Nera

Sightseeing
A must! It's the church known as Taxiarches with a great history, a stunning architecture, unique frescos, a gilded iconostasis and excellent acoustic. Also the terminus of the narrow gauge railway.
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Milies
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A must! It's the church known as Taxiarches with a great history, a stunning architecture, unique frescos, a gilded iconostasis and excellent acoustic. Also the terminus of the narrow gauge railway.
Lafkos is a beautiful village built at an altitude of 330m overlooking uniquely the south part of Pagasitic Gulf. Keeping its traditional architecture it has many cobble-stoned paths to discover.
Lavkos
Lafkos is a beautiful village built at an altitude of 330m overlooking uniquely the south part of Pagasitic Gulf. Keeping its traditional architecture it has many cobble-stoned paths to discover.
In a region of almost inaccessible sandstone peaks, monks settled on these sky meteor columns from the 11th century onwards to create the second largest monastic complex in Greece. It's worth it!
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Kalabaka
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In a region of almost inaccessible sandstone peaks, monks settled on these sky meteor columns from the 11th century onwards to create the second largest monastic complex in Greece. It's worth it!
Its town is characterized by stone paths, traditional taverns and a couple of coffee bars. Steer away from the main drag you'll find stunning scenery and lots of luscious green terrain and beaches.
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Skopelos
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Its town is characterized by stone paths, traditional taverns and a couple of coffee bars. Steer away from the main drag you'll find stunning scenery and lots of luscious green terrain and beaches.
Platamon Castle is an imposing medieval fortress located southeast of Mt Olympus, in a strategic position which controled the passes connecting Macedonia with Thessaly and the rest of southern Greece.
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Platamon Castle
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Platamon Castle is an imposing medieval fortress located southeast of Mt Olympus, in a strategic position which controled the passes connecting Macedonia with Thessaly and the rest of southern Greece.
Food Scene
Aggelikόn: An old grocery store has been transformed into a traditional tavern with simple solid greek dishes and friendly prices. Nice scenery, sea views, easy, access, parking right next to it.
Ano Gatzea
Aggelikόn: An old grocery store has been transformed into a traditional tavern with simple solid greek dishes and friendly prices. Nice scenery, sea views, easy, access, parking right next to it.
Rodia: As-simple-as-it-gets greek tavern known to locals for its pure and solid taste offered. A good tip if you're starving. Right next to the sea, open air patio, easy access, ideal for children.
Kala Nera
Rodia: As-simple-as-it-gets greek tavern known to locals for its pure and solid taste offered. A good tip if you're starving. Right next to the sea, open air patio, easy access, ideal for children.
Vrichonas is a lovely greek cook house on Aghios Lavrentios village square. It's a fine choice after a chestnuts-picking walk in the forest in late October, or for a cool dinner in the middle of July.
Agios Lavrentios
Vrichonas is a lovely greek cook house on Aghios Lavrentios village square. It's a fine choice after a chestnuts-picking walk in the forest in late October, or for a cool dinner in the middle of July.
Being the greek match of spanish Tapas Bars, Me-Zen is a Tsipouradiko, a 'quickies' restau serving Tsipouro and other local distillates like Ouzo or Tsikoudia along with different traditional snacks.
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8 Alonnisou
Being the greek match of spanish Tapas Bars, Me-Zen is a Tsipouradiko, a 'quickies' restau serving Tsipouro and other local distillates like Ouzo or Tsikoudia along with different traditional snacks.
Enjoy a spot of lunch or an evening meal at this central greek comfort-food restaurant where you're sure to find something to suit your taste.
Skenderani 14
14 Skenderani
Enjoy a spot of lunch or an evening meal at this central greek comfort-food restaurant where you're sure to find something to suit your taste.
"Plagios", literaly meaning 'sideway', is a modern restaurant bar serving mostly greek classics prepared under a contemporary perspactive.
Dimarchou Kontaratou 8
8 Dimarchou Kontaratou
"Plagios", literaly meaning 'sideway', is a modern restaurant bar serving mostly greek classics prepared under a contemporary perspactive.
Six Keys: Beach café-restaurant with signature dishes of slightly creative greek cuisine and a sence of luxury you can afford. Beach chic and smart casual dress code.
6 κλειδιά
Six Keys: Beach café-restaurant with signature dishes of slightly creative greek cuisine and a sence of luxury you can afford. Beach chic and smart casual dress code.
Mediterraneo is an all day Café Bar with nice facilities on the beach of Áfissos, a small and lovely summer resort about ten minutes driving from Agape.
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Afissos
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Mediterraneo is an all day Café Bar with nice facilities on the beach of Áfissos, a small and lovely summer resort about ten minutes driving from Agape.
Minelska Resort is the place to be in Kala Nera! You will be treated with sterling indigenous hospitality and you will enjoy your cup of coffee or a quality breakfast by the sea or the fireplace.
Paralia Kala Nera
Minelska Resort is the place to be in Kala Nera! You will be treated with sterling indigenous hospitality and you will enjoy your cup of coffee or a quality breakfast by the sea or the fireplace.
Amaryllis is a post-viennese kind of style café in Volos offering beverages, salads, cold snacks, spirits, wines and desserts.
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27 Gklavani
Amaryllis is a post-viennese kind of style café in Volos offering beverages, salads, cold snacks, spirits, wines and desserts.
Glyko-Styllas: pastry shop run by three brothers, from dessert making to customer service. Fresh ingredients and daily product turnovers limit the product range to roughly thirty choices.
Iasonos 135
135 Iasonos
Glyko-Styllas: pastry shop run by three brothers, from dessert making to customer service. Fresh ingredients and daily product turnovers limit the product range to roughly thirty choices.
Demiris, a man with a diverse background, including Anatolian roots, launched a traditional “tsipouradiko”, serving tsipouro (distilled spirit) and delicious seafood meze.
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23 Efremidou
Demiris, a man with a diverse background, including Anatolian roots, launched a traditional “tsipouradiko”, serving tsipouro (distilled spirit) and delicious seafood meze.
'Nostimia' simply offers the best souvlaki in town!
Krokiou 4
4 Krokiou
'Nostimia' simply offers the best souvlaki in town!
Crêperie Poquito stands out for many reasons. Primarily because Costas, the owner and Chef, puts his personal style and makes his own interesting proposals.
Skenderani 13
13 Skenderani
Crêperie Poquito stands out for many reasons. Primarily because Costas, the owner and Chef, puts his personal style and makes his own interesting proposals.
Bossa Café is a quiet spot with an open space concept and a DIY retro decoration. Descent and modest yet with an Interesting catalogue and jazzy sounds it worth to pay a visit.
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18 Topali
Bossa Café is a quiet spot with an open space concept and a DIY retro decoration. Descent and modest yet with an Interesting catalogue and jazzy sounds it worth to pay a visit.
Ellie's is a small coffee shop mixing a viennese chocolaterie with a parisian bistrot. Top quality ingredients, secret recipes and local products satisfy the most demanding of their customers.
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29 Gklavani
Ellie's is a small coffee shop mixing a viennese chocolaterie with a parisian bistrot. Top quality ingredients, secret recipes and local products satisfy the most demanding of their customers.
The best version of the local cuisine in the region is set on the village's main square. In Kritsa you will be treated within a high-ceilinged, elegant room, with white tablecloths and an impressive fireplace, or under the enormous plane tree.
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Portaria
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The best version of the local cuisine in the region is set on the village's main square. In Kritsa you will be treated within a high-ceilinged, elegant room, with white tablecloths and an impressive fireplace, or under the enormous plane tree.
Two old stores were joined to create a very special, romantic restaurant on the village's main cobbled path. The stunning open hearth reminds of the Middle Ages dominating the space. Its cuisine, completely different from the cooking patterns that prevails in the region, expresses the creative ability and technique of the owner and chef Anthony Tsolakoudi. Geusokratoras is a must! *Reservations are strongly advised
Εστιατόριο Γευσοκράτορας
Two old stores were joined to create a very special, romantic restaurant on the village's main cobbled path. The stunning open hearth reminds of the Middle Ages dominating the space. Its cuisine, completely different from the cooking patterns that prevails in the region, expresses the creative ability and technique of the owner and chef Anthony Tsolakoudi. Geusokratoras is a must! *Reservations are strongly advised
El, is a modern and stylish restaurant within Agapitos Villas & Guesthouses. Great terrace with unique views to the Sporadic islands. Its cuisine is Greek and Mediterranean with a contemporary orientation.
El resto-bar
El, is a modern and stylish restaurant within Agapitos Villas & Guesthouses. Great terrace with unique views to the Sporadic islands. Its cuisine is Greek and Mediterranean with a contemporary orientation.
Although it has been introduced as a Wine Bar, Vinsanto serves rather like a restaurant with few interesting choices when it comes to wine. Kitchen has a Mediterranean horizon but no fancy dishes here. While the space looks like a DIY low budget one you get a contemporary and fresh feeling. A bit noisy when packed with people, so prefer a modest night hour if you are not into socializing with the tables around.
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2 Alonnisou
Although it has been introduced as a Wine Bar, Vinsanto serves rather like a restaurant with few interesting choices when it comes to wine. Kitchen has a Mediterranean horizon but no fancy dishes here. While the space looks like a DIY low budget one you get a contemporary and fresh feeling. A bit noisy when packed with people, so prefer a modest night hour if you are not into socializing with the tables around.
Sanctus is an all-day coffee and snack bar which serves alcohol late at night. It is located upstairs on the Nakos shopping center downtown Volos and its beautiful veranda overlooks St. Nikolas Cathedral and Pelion mountain tops. Crowd: youngsters / Dress code: H&M - Zara
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30 Spiridi
Sanctus is an all-day coffee and snack bar which serves alcohol late at night. It is located upstairs on the Nakos shopping center downtown Volos and its beautiful veranda overlooks St. Nikolas Cathedral and Pelion mountain tops. Crowd: youngsters / Dress code: H&M - Zara
Even if you have never read The Alchemist Paulo Coelho's book a visit to this café-pâtisserie is worthwile when in Volos. A fairy tale ambience just as Ioanna dreamed along with and supported by her husband. There is also a wonderful tiny little brother located in Portaria, Pelion.
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20 Ogl
Even if you have never read The Alchemist Paulo Coelho's book a visit to this café-pâtisserie is worthwile when in Volos. A fairy tale ambience just as Ioanna dreamed along with and supported by her husband. There is also a wonderful tiny little brother located in Portaria, Pelion.
Drinks & Nightlife
Laid-back atmosphere, elegance, colorful sunset views, warm full moon nights, great music and fine cocktails. Search for 'Rivera' in Kato Gatzea.
Kato Gatzea
Laid-back atmosphere, elegance, colorful sunset views, warm full moon nights, great music and fine cocktails. Search for 'Rivera' in Kato Gatzea.
A tiny little pier hosts the most tiny little bar you've ever seen! Anemos Bar across the local concrete industry, literally into the sea water, offers the most avant garde choice for a cool drink.
Agria
A tiny little pier hosts the most tiny little bar you've ever seen! Anemos Bar across the local concrete industry, literally into the sea water, offers the most avant garde choice for a cool drink.
Domain Milea is a local winery built in the traditional Pelion architecture but with high winemaking technology reflecting its philosophy which is 'wine tradition allying with experimentation'.
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Argalasti
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Domain Milea is a local winery built in the traditional Pelion architecture but with high winemaking technology reflecting its philosophy which is 'wine tradition allying with experimentation'.
Yacht Club (at Domotel Xenia Volos) serves a wide list of classic and summer cocktails. Open air terrace with great sunset views right next to Volos beachfront with a sense of elegance. Car parking.
Plastira 1
1 Plastira
Yacht Club (at Domotel Xenia Volos) serves a wide list of classic and summer cocktails. Open air terrace with great sunset views right next to Volos beachfront with a sense of elegance. Car parking.
Here is Volos 24/7 shopping-stop spot with many coffee shops around and more gossip topics and talks of the town to hear.
Dimarchou Kontaratou 1
1 Dimarchou Kontaratou
Here is Volos 24/7 shopping-stop spot with many coffee shops around and more gossip topics and talks of the town to hear.
At the edge of the city 'La Nave' is a mainstream open air bar on the coast. Usually packed on Friday/Saturday nights this place offers great sea views under the fool moon.
Boat Club
At the edge of the city 'La Nave' is a mainstream open air bar on the coast. Usually packed on Friday/Saturday nights this place offers great sea views under the fool moon.
Breakfast, Burgers and Mediterranean casual dining, drinks above all, at Isalos, the bar right next to the sea!
Άναυρος
Breakfast, Burgers and Mediterranean casual dining, drinks above all, at Isalos, the bar right next to the sea!
Blossom is one of the rookies among Volos' espresso bars that is cool for a beer with a laid back feeling.
Blossom
40 Agiou Nikolaou
Blossom is one of the rookies among Volos' espresso bars that is cool for a beer with a laid back feeling.
Straight, stirred, or shaken Duke is a tiny little bar with clear drinks and interesting play lists. Adults only environment, ideal for couples.
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51 Taki Ikonomaki
Straight, stirred, or shaken Duke is a tiny little bar with clear drinks and interesting play lists. Adults only environment, ideal for couples.
So Red The Nose Or Breath In The Afternoon for wine and spirits. On e of the best places to start your night out in Volos.
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8 Δον Δαλεζιου
So Red The Nose Or Breath In The Afternoon for wine and spirits. On e of the best places to start your night out in Volos.
Speira is the right place to start your night out in Volos grabbing a beer and get along with the young crowd.
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41 Taki Ikonomaki
Speira is the right place to start your night out in Volos grabbing a beer and get along with the young crowd.
Isalos is the best open air place to enjoy a drink in Volos pedestrian sea-front. Loud music, young crowd, unique spot, some dinning options as well. Open only during summer.
Plastira 17b
17b Plastira
Isalos is the best open air place to enjoy a drink in Volos pedestrian sea-front. Loud music, young crowd, unique spot, some dinning options as well. Open only during summer.
Parks & Nature
Well preserved village and a fine example of local architecture. Walking paths among olive groves with fantastic sea views connect Pinakates to Kala Nera; ideal choice for trekkers.
Pinakates
Well preserved village and a fine example of local architecture. Walking paths among olive groves with fantastic sea views connect Pinakates to Kala Nera; ideal choice for trekkers.
Take a ride before lunch! Paliovigla, a stud farm tavern over the seigniorial village of Aghios Georgios, overlooks Pagasetic Gulf from a height level of 650m above sea offering rustic soul food.
Agios Georgios Nileias
Take a ride before lunch! Paliovigla, a stud farm tavern over the seigniorial village of Aghios Georgios, overlooks Pagasetic Gulf from a height level of 650m above sea offering rustic soul food.
Theotokos beach, an abandoned archaeological site in southeastern Pelion, right opposite Skiathos Island is named after the little church of Virgin Mary built on the ruins of an ancient greek temple!
Liri
Theotokos beach, an abandoned archaeological site in southeastern Pelion, right opposite Skiathos Island is named after the little church of Virgin Mary built on the ruins of an ancient greek temple!
Plastiras Lake is a human intervention managed to integrate a hydroelectric dam construction into pure nature in the most harmonic way to creat a magical place with unique seasonal landscape changes.
Lake Plastiras
Plastiras Lake is a human intervention managed to integrate a hydroelectric dam construction into pure nature in the most harmonic way to creat a magical place with unique seasonal landscape changes.
MOm/Alonnisos natural reserve: The Mediterranean monk seal, Monachus monachus is the rarest of the 33 extant seal species on Earth and the most endangered marine mammal in Europe. See for yourselves!
Alonnisos
MOm/Alonnisos natural reserve: The Mediterranean monk seal, Monachus monachus is the rarest of the 33 extant seal species on Earth and the most endangered marine mammal in Europe. See for yourselves!
Mt Olympus, the highest in Greece and the 2nd highest in the Balkans, is notable in Greek Mythology as home of the 12 Gods. It is also noted for its rich flora and its's a World's Biosphere Reserve.
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Mount Olympus
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Mt Olympus, the highest in Greece and the 2nd highest in the Balkans, is notable in Greek Mythology as home of the 12 Gods. It is also noted for its rich flora and its's a World's Biosphere Reserve.
Kala Nera: the family friendly destination in Pelion!
Kala Nera
Kala Nera: the family friendly destination in Pelion!
Entertainment & Activities
Built among 1895 and 1903 by the Italian engineer, Evaristo de Chirico, father of painter Giorgio de Chirico, the little train is lately a tourist attraction that whistles its unforgettable joyrides.
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Ano Lechonia
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Built among 1895 and 1903 by the Italian engineer, Evaristo de Chirico, father of painter Giorgio de Chirico, the little train is lately a tourist attraction that whistles its unforgettable joyrides.
Agriolefkes Ski Center has four slopes for downhill skiing approved by the International Ski Federation: for beginners, cross-country ski run and a network of connecting ski runs.
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Chania
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Agriolefkes Ski Center has four slopes for downhill skiing approved by the International Ski Federation: for beginners, cross-country ski run and a network of connecting ski runs.
Village Cinema Complex
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29 Giannitson
Village Cinema Complex
Getting Around
Volos Airport has a new terminal building with every modern convenience. Car rental is strongly advised, however it is serviced by taxi and the local bus company as well. Ask for more info!
Nea Anchialos National Airport
Volos Airport has a new terminal building with every modern convenience. Car rental is strongly advised, however it is serviced by taxi and the local bus company as well. Ask for more info!
Everything Else
Many joke that the livelier crowds in search of an instant beer are dropped off at Skiathos island. When life hands you lemons, bust out Tequila and salt! Party hard!
Skiathos
Many joke that the livelier crowds in search of an instant beer are dropped off at Skiathos island. When life hands you lemons, bust out Tequila and salt! Party hard!
Catholic Church - Immaculate Conception of Holy Mary Greek Catholics number about 50,000 (0.5% of the population) and are a religious and not an ethnic minority. Greek Catholics and Orthodox share common forenames and family names, as well as traditions, especially on the islands. The contribution of Roman Catholics to Neohellenic literature over the last centuries is not negligible. During the last decades, the presence of foreign Catholics, permanent residents of Greece, has continuously increased, and their number today perhaps exceeds the number of Greek Catholics. The majority are mainly women, spouses of Greeks, who have studied or worked abroad, or spouses of Greek seamen, etc. Aside from mixed marriages, tourism, as well as the free distribution of citizens of the European Union, are likewise causes of an increased presence of foreign Catholics. Apart from the permanent residents, there are those who, with the passage of time, are completely assimilated by the local Catholic Church. Considerable, likewise, is the «temporary presence» of other Catholics, who come to Greece as economic or political refugees. (Their residence in Greece ranges from a few months to several years).
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173 Riga Feraiou
Catholic Church - Immaculate Conception of Holy Mary Greek Catholics number about 50,000 (0.5% of the population) and are a religious and not an ethnic minority. Greek Catholics and Orthodox share common forenames and family names, as well as traditions, especially on the islands. The contribution of Roman Catholics to Neohellenic literature over the last centuries is not negligible. During the last decades, the presence of foreign Catholics, permanent residents of Greece, has continuously increased, and their number today perhaps exceeds the number of Greek Catholics. The majority are mainly women, spouses of Greeks, who have studied or worked abroad, or spouses of Greek seamen, etc. Aside from mixed marriages, tourism, as well as the free distribution of citizens of the European Union, are likewise causes of an increased presence of foreign Catholics. Apart from the permanent residents, there are those who, with the passage of time, are completely assimilated by the local Catholic Church. Considerable, likewise, is the «temporary presence» of other Catholics, who come to Greece as economic or political refugees. (Their residence in Greece ranges from a few months to several years).
Volos Synagogue The Jewish presence in Volos is documented since the reign of King Philippos ΙV (297-221 BCE). Massive emigration of Jews to Volos took place in the 14th century, while the local synagogue was built in 1870. During the World War II, the city fell in the Italian zone of occupation. When the Germans took over, after Italy’s capitulation in 1943, most of the city’s Jews managed to escape and hide in nearby mountains, with the help of the Resistance and their fellow citizens. However, about 155 members of the community still lived in the city in March 1944, when they were rounded up by the Germans and sent to the extermination camps. Of a pre-war population of 872 people, only 645 managed to survive the war. The community shrank even further as many of its members emigrated. Today it has about 100 people and the synagogue is open on Friday nights and important holidays.
Xenofontos
Volos Synagogue The Jewish presence in Volos is documented since the reign of King Philippos ΙV (297-221 BCE). Massive emigration of Jews to Volos took place in the 14th century, while the local synagogue was built in 1870. During the World War II, the city fell in the Italian zone of occupation. When the Germans took over, after Italy’s capitulation in 1943, most of the city’s Jews managed to escape and hide in nearby mountains, with the help of the Resistance and their fellow citizens. However, about 155 members of the community still lived in the city in March 1944, when they were rounded up by the Germans and sent to the extermination camps. Of a pre-war population of 872 people, only 645 managed to survive the war. The community shrank even further as many of its members emigrated. Today it has about 100 people and the synagogue is open on Friday nights and important holidays.