Hiking in Pelion
The ideal place for walks and hiking in a beautiful natural environment, adorned with beautiful arched bridges and public fountains (fountains). Many of the paths of Pelion built in the 18th 19th century, paved with stones (streets) and were the communication roads between the villages and ports of Pelion. With the passage oftime many of them were destroyed or made forest roads, but some remained in good condition until today, they have been rehabilitated and marked and included in maps of the area. In the northern part of the mountain bordering Mavrovouni leads the national path 02 starting from Olympus and arrives at Zagora Pelion. Nick first hike with the "Pelion guide book for walkers" recorded 93 walks that cover the entire mountain.
Descriptions of hiking routes can also be found online on the Internet. Display the trails can be found in Pelion map "ENTOS". For short trips in the area, worth walking in the "Path of the Centaurs" The trail starts at the "Chrisoula Zogia 'Square just before Portaria walking parallel to the stream of the river uphill to reach "sources Stis Manas". Thence continuing right, the road passes through the district Karavos Portaria, then the square of Portaria and from there back to the same place from where you started.
Also the paths linking the ten districts of Makrinitsa offered for walks and contemplation in nature all year round. The smells and the panoramic view of the surrounding mountains, the city of Volos and the sea causing the visitor to get lost in the winding and picturesque streets and discover old mansions and houses with courtyards, Byzantine churchesand stone or marble fountains with running water and made forlittle one with nature.