What to do and see in Magnesia Region, Greece: The Best Places and Tips

December 23, 2017 Nicolette Lion

Discover the best top things to do in Magnesia Region, Greece including Pelion Secrets Sea Kayaking, Athanasakeion Archaeological Museum of Volos, Mylopotamos Beach, Damouhari port, Centaurs' Path, Pelion Railway, Agion Taksiarchon Church, Paschalis Art House, Etz Hayyim Synagogue, Damouchari Beach.
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1. Pelion Secrets Sea Kayaking

Chorefto 37001, Greece
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5 based on 163 reviews

Pelion Secrets Sea Kayaking

Pelion Secrets (Sea Kayaking), the sea activities centre in Pelion, Greece. We are a social cooperative offering genuine hospitality, quality equipment and an amazing place to paddle, relax & have fun. We look forward to your visit to Pelion, the mountain of Centaurs, the summer residence of the 12 Gods. Today it has become one of the best places to visit all year round with no mass tourism.

Reviewed By RendersE - Pinakates, Greece

We took the 2 hour trip, had a very good briefing by Giorgos, very friendly in perfect English, to the point on safety and procedures and also suitable for children.All equipment provided and very well maintained. But the most exciting part came then, along the beautiful shoreline of Pelion, along hidden Beaches and a stop at a beach for a well deserved rest and an apple from Zagora...this together with the tongue in cheek humor of Giorgos made it a day to remember. Furthermore there are some good taverna's and Beaches nearby. Also a parking next to the kayaking is available.

2. Athanasakeion Archaeological Museum of Volos

1 Athanassaki, Volos 382 22, Greece +30 2421 025285
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4.5 based on 130 reviews

Athanasakeion Archaeological Museum of Volos

Reviewed By Manuela L - Luxembourg City, Luxembourg

Today I visited this nice museum, renovated in 2004; there are three galeries to visit; there are archaeological excavations of the region, Thesaly; the first room expose many clay figurines, female and male, painted vases with incised decorations from Thessaly, early Neolitic period 6500-5800 BC; many pottery of Dimini; bowls closed globular vases
from Larissa; Clay working utensils, Dippers, Spoons and bone, tools for use;
a contemporary model of a Neolitic house; Human skull (Homo Sapiens) Neolitic Period; many painted graves steel; A clay head of Zeus, and a clay figurine of angel Eros;
A very nice marble head of Aphrodite, very good preserved; a lot of gold jewelery, gold
rings, medaillons and famous necklaces and earrings (4 th c. BC) found in Larissa;
Clay models of snakes, was a symbol of many deities such as Zeus and other godess:
A big Ear in stone or marble, dedicated to the mother of Gods;
a clay figurine of a dove,very nice;
at last by a video to see the old musical instruments, as flute, lyra and many more.
All in all , it takes a good hour to visit this fantastic museum, if you are interested in archaeology. The entrance is from 8 to 15 hours.

3. Mylopotamos Beach

Tsagkarada, Greece +30 2426 049794
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4.5 based on 437 reviews

Mylopotamos Beach

Reviewed By Ira P

I've been to Beaches in Thailand, Australia, Greece, Italy, Spain and more. This defnitly goes to the top 5. Beautiful, clean, clear water, caves, rocks to jump from, you name it. Loved it!

4. Damouhari port

Mouresi, Greece +30 2426 049872
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4.5 based on 113 reviews

Damouhari port

Reviewed By OphirB - Yokneam Moshava

This looks like an amazing place on good sunny days, when you can also enjoy sea kayaking. Our day was not one of those, but we still enjoyed the most beautiful views and even some tasty moments at one of the restaurants. Nearby, is a short and steep climb to a wonderful observation point over the two bays of Damouchari, and the rest of the Beaches.

5. Centaurs' Path

Eparchiaki Odos Portarias-Makrinitsas 16, Portaria, Volos 370 11, Greece
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4.5 based on 58 reviews

Centaurs' Path

Reviewed By Manuela L - Luxembourg City, Luxembourg

It's in the mount of Pelion for a nice escapade to the Centaur's path in a natural beauty of small rivers, and little bridge, to visit the path of mythologie and the legendary centaurs lived in the mount Pelion; The centaur's were mysterious creatures, half man and half horse..and had a surnatural craft. The most known was Chiron, he was the professor of
Achile of the legend of Homer; The centaur's were everywhere in mount Pelion, facit why
the wild and nice nature on this path.

6. Pelion Railway

Ethniki Odos Volou Neochoriou, Ano Lechonia, Volos 373 00, Greece +30 2421 032171
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4.5 based on 143 reviews

Pelion Railway

Reviewed By LCB53 - Fordingbridge, United Kingdom

We came across this local sightseeing activity as in order to reach our accommodation in Ano Gatzea (mainland Greece) we had to drive over the railway line for a short distance! The journey starts in Lechonia and stops at Ano Gatzea where we picked it up and finishes at Milies which is a beautiful town in the Pelion Penninsular. There are only about 4 carriages and if you haven't booked a seat or boarded at the start, only standing room is available outside of the carriages. It isn't a problem and quite safe as the train just chugs along. It takes about 40 minutes to reach Millies from Ano Gatzea along a winding track with glorious views of the coastline below. The whole trip costs about €12.00, our part of the journey cost €6.00. I would not advise a return trip. Most take a one way trip either way and taxi back. We decided to walk back! It is a recognised walk and is basically all alongside the railway line. Well.......! It took us 2.5 hours to get back to base, all the time walking in about 37 d Celsius! That was madness in retrospect! However we had filled up our water bottles and although the walk is not hard, it is basically straight, it is at times walking on the line or alongside so there are lots of gravel issues etc. The walk was 9 kms in the heat of the day! As the saying goes "mad dogs and Englishmen"!

7. Agion Taksiarchon Church

The Square, Milies, Greece
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5 based on 51 reviews

Agion Taksiarchon Church

Reviewed By GeorgiaTraveller213 - Crete, Greece

This orthodox church is a historical monument where Anthimos Gazis raised the flag of revolution in 1821 and is located at the center of Milies on a paved square . There is a traditional restaurant - Greek tavern at the surrounding with a great view to the Pagasitikos gulf. The visitor will be impressed at first sight, when realizing that the church has no windows or bell tower. The first entrance depicts frescoes of the Zodiac Cycle while the main body is full of scenes of the Bible. Don't miss visiting the interior of the church - so cosy an so unique! If possible, you can ask to have a guidance to the church and talk to the priest.

8. Paschalis Art House

Volou - Makrinitsas | 60 m After Main Square, Makrinitsa, Volos 370 11, Greece +30 2428 090054
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4.5 based on 55 reviews

Paschalis Art House

Paschalis art house - café house is located at Makrinitsa , Pelion, in a traditional building dating from 1830. From 1987 until 2012 was the workshop of the painter Paschalis ( Paschalis Aggelidis ). At Paschalis art house will you find an outdoor sculpture gallery with works of Fortsas - Gavalas - Xanthou - Tzanou - Perka - Fanakidis and many more. And at the interior of Paschalis art house you will find exposed the works of : Angelos - Paul Acciari - Jean Paul Cleren - Masasuke Chiba - Paschalis- Zoggolopoulos - Gavalas - Tatariotis - Vago - Olga Maria - Adamakis- Kouvatsou - Kozanitis - Pantaleon - Lavdas - Madenis -Mavros - Vakirtzis - Pappas - Shadow Chen and many more. Every month works of new artists are being presented in our gallery.

Reviewed By Jude W - Leverett, Massachusetts

We were unfortunate not to have fine weather for our stay in Makrinitsa, but explored the winding lanes nonetheless. One of them led us to this wonderful cafe. Each of the small rooms is a museum into itself, with many paintings and works of art displayed for sale. Sat and enjoyed recorded Greek music and shared a mouth-watering piece of chocolate torte, accompanied by cappuccino. Just perfect.

9. Etz Hayyim Synagogue

Kondylaki St., Chania, Greece
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4.5 based on 58 reviews

Etz Hayyim Synagogue

Reviewed By holidaymaddddd - london

Fascinating Synagogue, definitely worthwhile to visit if you want to learn about the history of Jews in Crete. There is a person working there, doing great work and is more than happy to explain the history of the Synagogue and the Jews in Crete (which sadly ended during the Nazi occupation). Make sure to go upstairs to read more about the history. Free entry although there is a donation box.

10. Damouchari Beach

Damouchari, Agios Ioannis 370 12, Greece
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4.5 based on 63 reviews

Damouchari Beach

Reviewed By vaggio_gr

Just another beach in the Aegean sea. Nothing special, rocky ground, a bit windy usually. There are hundreds of more beautiful Beaches around Greece. This one is privileged with the fame of "Mama Mia", part of which was shot there. If you are curious, just stay for a few hours and leave. Nothing special to eat or do. Locals are not polite.

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