Discovering the Pelion peninsula by horse offers unforgettable experiences and the opportunity to enjoy the verdant surroundings at their fullest.
There are several horseback riding clubs, offering lessons, tours and organized excursions with experienced guides of the local paths.
Hiking – Trekking:
No matter the season, Mt Pelion is a mecca for hikers, as the proximity of the green mountainous slopes and the sea with the majestic trees and ancient paths are idea for exploring the area.
There are a number of routes of varying difficulty suitable for all ages.
Visitors can enjoy Pelion’s extraordinary nature with magnificent views all year long.
Another favorite way of discovering Pelion is by bicycle/mountain bike.
With two basic routes and varying degrees of difficulty, cyclists are rewarded with breathtaking views of the region. ,
The southern part of Pelion is less demanding with lower elevation and easy to move around areas.
Mountain bike rentals are available.
Sailing, Windsurfing & Water skiing:
Pelion is very popular among sailors, kite surfers and windsurfers, who enjoy the region’s warm and reliable winds and magnificent waters.
Sailors can enjoy beautiful and expansive sailing areas dotted with small islands to moor up to and explore.
The nearby Sporades Islands (Skiathos, Skopelos, Alonissos) are popular nearby hotspots.
Beaches such as Agios Ioannis, Horefto, Kastri, Afisos, Kala Nera and Damouchari are ideal for windsurfers and water skiiers.
Canyoning & Rock climbing:
Mylopotamos, Fakistra, Megaolos Vrahos and Damouchari are only a few of the many options for extreme sports fans when canyoning in Mt. Pelion.
A most popular outdoor activity, canyoning excursions combine hiking, swimming and rock climbing with special equipment.
Diving in descending waterfall cliffs, hiking through huge vertical rocks, passing through narrow gorges and canyons are only a few of the adventures visitors can experience in Pelion.
One of the most well known climbing sites are the Paou Caves in Argalasti, which attract both local and foreign rock climbers.
Enjoy the Pelion clear blue waters and coastline by exploring the region from a different perspective. Visitors can combine paddling on open sea waters with swimming, snorkelling, sea cliff climbing and jumping, relaxing on the beaches or exploring caves.
This favourite water sport activity can be enjoyed from April to October and reach places only accessible with the kayak.
The impressive sea caves of Fakistra, Limnionas and Damouchari can be thoroughly enjoyed.
Scuba diving & Snorkelling:
The coastline and small islands of the Pagasitic Gulf, the eastern coast of Pelion, offers excellent diving opportunities.
Through the organised scuba diving schools, there are many diving excursions with calm waters and beautiful underwater life.
Who knows? You may even come across dolphins and seals, shipwrecks and coral reefs to impress any diver!
At an altitude of 1,500 meters, the Agriolefkes Ski Center, one of the oldest in Greece, is located right before Hania village, about a 30 minute drive from Tsakgarada.
The ski centre enjoys unique panoramic views of the Aegean Sea and Pagasitic Gulf, which skiers can enjoy as they ski downhill, 5 ski lifts, ski runs of over 7 km, three parking lots and an inviting and warm chalet to relax in.
Every year when it snows, it attracts many ski lovers and visitors.