Mount Pelion “The Centaurs Mountain”
Pillion is considered a paradise for nature lovers, naturalists, archaeologists, anthropologists and historians, since for millennia have walked gods, semi-gods and centaurs, titans and giants, nymphs and dryads, kings, heroes and warriors in this land. It is the favorite resort of the Olympian gods and place where Greek mythology refers to Centaurs, with a human upper torso and animal (horse) to the bottom. Here took place the marriage of Peleus with Thetis, as well as the first beauty contest between the beautiful and powerful goddesses Hera, Athena and Aphrodite. In the 13th century BC from Iolkos set sail the famous Argo with a crew of 50 Argonauts led by Jason to bring the Golden Fleece from Troia. This journey, which constitutes a treasure of myths, legends, history and cultural tradition will be an experience that you will never forget.
Day : 1 - Athens - Volos Archaeological Museum - Makrynitsa
Morning departure to Volos. Arrival to the hotel and then visit the Athanasakion Archaeological Museum, one of the best museums in Greece which houses valuable exhibits from Thessaly dated back to the Paleolithic up until the Roman times. We then head towards Pelion mountain to visit the traditional village of Makrynitsa, called also as the "balcony of Pelion". Early evening return to Volos for dinner and overnight.
Day : 2 - Gatzea - Horse riding – Milies – Vyzitsa – Agios Georgios Nilias
Today we head towards Gatzea from where a 2hrs horse riding will take us to Milies a beautiful village with cobbled streets and traditional houses which is the terminal station of the little train of Pelion. Visit the 19th century Library “Psyhis Akos" and the marvelous church of Taxiarches which is unknown when and by whom it was built. Next stop will be to Vyzitsa, one of the best preserved traditional settlements in Pelion, where you will enjoy a fascinating lunch prepared for you from the ladies of the village. Last stop is at Agios Georgios Nilias to visit the Municipal Museum which houses the sculptures of the artist Nicolas. Return to Volos early evening. Time at leisure. Overnight.
Day : 3 - Volos - Tsalapata Museum - Athens
Morning at leisure. At 12 00 departure to the Rooftile and Brickworks Museum housed at the old Factory of Tsalapatas’ family. The museum showcases the production stages of different types of bricks and tiles, as well the historic identity of Volos. Departure to Athens. Arrival late evening.
- Transportation with deluxe vehicles
- Guided visits as per detailed itinerary
- Entrance fees at the visiting places
- 2 overnights in Volos in 4 stars hotel on bed & breakfast basis
- 2 traditional meals with ½lt wine
- Geo Routes Tour Director
- Geo Routes Information Material
- Liability Insurance
3 days cultural journey
Daily on request
(bookings close 72 hours prior to departure)
- Your hotel
- Volos Archaeological Museum
- Ag. Georgios Nilias
- Volos Tsalapata Museum
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