Oros Pilion Favorites

  • Best place
    Best place
    by nickandchris
  • Tranquility
    Tranquility
    by nickandchris
  • Green, green garden
    Green, green garden
    by nickandchris

Most Recent Favorites in Oros Pilion

  • nickandchris's Profile Photo

    Vegetable Gardens

    by nickandchris Written Jun 9, 2005

    3.5 out of 5 starsHelpfulness

    Green, green garden

    Favorite thing: As well as wonderful flower gardens, most houses had vegetable gardens, with every vegetable you could think of growing in some corner or another. As I am into vegetable gardening I felt very envious of seeing such things as peppers and aubergines growing so easily in the Greek climate. To grow these in England I would need a greenhouse, which I don't have.

    Fondest memory: Wandering along little lanes, admiring gardens and properties in small villages.

    Related to:
    • Adventure Travel
    • Hiking and Walking
    • Family Travel

    Was this review helpful?

  • nickandchris's Profile Photo

    Ever- changing Light

    by nickandchris Written Jun 6, 2005

    3.5 out of 5 starsHelpfulness

    Tranquility

    Favorite thing: The light in the early evenings was incredible.

    Fondest memory: From where we sat in Horton in the early evenings, we would watch the sky change colour and reflect on the sea. Usually the weather calmed completely down in the evening and the stillness and colours of sky and water were superb.
    You had to be there to experience it.

    Related to:
    • Sailing and Boating
    • Romantic Travel and Honeymoons
    • Beaches

    Was this review helpful?

  • nickandchris's Profile Photo

    Favourite lunch spot

    by nickandchris Written Jun 6, 2005

    3.5 out of 5 starsHelpfulness

    Best place

    Favorite thing: Katigiorgis has everything, as far as we were concerned. A lovely beach, boats to watch and an excellent restaurant.

    Fondest memory: Spending time on the beach here and then having a leisurely lunch with excellent wine and food, served by very friendly people.
    There is also a pretty little church here.

    Related to:
    • Sailing and Boating
    • Beaches
    • Food and Dining

    Was this review helpful?

  • nickandchris's Profile Photo

    Views of Volos

    by nickandchris Written Apr 16, 2005

    3.5 out of 5 starsHelpfulness

    Volos in the haze.

    Favorite thing: When in Makrinitsa make sure you admire the views down to Volos. There are probably better views from other places but this is where we saw Volos from.

    Fondest memory: The varied scenery. The north is very different from the south and the west from the east.

    Related to:
    • Road Trip
    • Family Travel
    • Romantic Travel and Honeymoons

    Was this review helpful?

  • nickandchris's Profile Photo

    Sunsets Over Calm Waters

    by nickandchris Written Apr 14, 2005

    3.5 out of 5 starsHelpfulness

    Milina

    Fondest memory: Watching the sun go down from a waterfront taverna in Milina is an unforgettable memory. We watched a young couple arrive in a posh boat, have a drink and then sail off into the sunset. Very romantic and we wondered where they had come from and where they were going to. How to impress on a first date????!!!

    Related to:
    • Food and Dining
    • Romantic Travel and Honeymoons
    • Beaches

    Was this review helpful?

  • AndyRG's Profile Photo

    Makrinitsa II

    by AndyRG Updated Jun 2, 2003

    2.5 out of 5 starsHelpfulness

    Favorite thing: The village was founded in the 12th century by refugees, after the capture of Constantinople by the Venetians in 1204. Makrinitsa (16 km NE of Volos) is full of these stately houses, which seem to be hanging at the hill sides...

    Related to:
    • Eco-Tourism
    • Architecture

    Was this review helpful?

  • AndyRG's Profile Photo

    Makrinitsa

    by AndyRG Updated Jun 2, 2003

    3.5 out of 5 starsHelpfulness

    The square

    Favorite thing: Makrinitsa is one of the most traditional villages of Greece... Abundant water flows through a stone sculptured fountain at this square.
    Theofilos, a well-known painter, has made a fresco-painting at a cafeteria there. The view of Volos and the Pagasitikos Gulf is very nice from there...

    Related to:
    • Eco-Tourism

    Was this review helpful?

  • AndyRG's Profile Photo

    What an architecture!

    by AndyRG Written Feb 25, 2003

    3.5 out of 5 starsHelpfulness

    Favorite thing: Most of the houses at the villages in Pilio are like this one, they have their own unique architecture. Some of their characteristics are their carved ceilings, heavy doors, skylights, the combination of wood and stone... These impressive and traditional mansions are basicly used as hotels nowadays.

    Related to:
    • Architecture
    • Eco-Tourism

    Was this review helpful?

  • AndyRG's Profile Photo

    A shelter

    by AndyRG Written Feb 25, 2003

    2.5 out of 5 starsHelpfulness

    Favorite thing: This is the shelter in Hania, 2 km from the top of the mountain. The best memory from a trip in Pilio is the return to the natural way of living, the contact with nature, especially for people who live in major cities...

    Related to:
    • Hiking and Walking
    • Mountain Climbing
    • Eco-Tourism

    Was this review helpful?

  • AndyRG's Profile Photo

    The snow center

    by AndyRG Written Feb 25, 2003

    2.5 out of 5 starsHelpfulness

    Skiing?

    Favorite thing: It is called "Agriolefkes" (1470 m), 27 km NE of Volos. There are ski lifts to the top. You can also drink or eat something surely delicious at the restaurant-cafeteria there. The atmosphere must be better when snowing...

    Related to:
    • Eco-Tourism
    • Mountain Climbing
    • Skiing and Boarding

    Was this review helpful?

  • AndyRG's Profile Photo

    It must be cold...

    by AndyRG Updated Jun 5, 2003

    2.5 out of 5 starsHelpfulness

    Favorite thing: As higher as we climb, you can feel the cold more and more... Even in spring, don't forget to bring some warm clothes with you!

    Related to:
    • Mountain Climbing
    • Hiking and Walking
    • Eco-Tourism

    Was this review helpful?

  • Yiannis2000's Profile Photo

    Funny days!

    by Yiannis2000 Written Feb 25, 2003

    2.5 out of 5 starsHelpfulness

    Hlektra

    Fondest memory: Come to the edge, he said.
    They said: 'We are afraid.'
    Come to the edge, he said.
    They came.
    He pushed them...and they flew.

    - Guillaume Apollinaire

    Related to:
    • Eco-Tourism

    Was this review helpful?

  • AndyRG's Profile Photo

    A difference...

    by AndyRG Written Feb 25, 2003

    2.5 out of 5 starsHelpfulness

    Favorite thing: This small house, in the heart of the forest, was appeared suddenly in my eyes. I liked the difference of its white colour with the blue of the sky and the grey of the trunks...

    Related to:
    • Eco-Tourism
    • Architecture

    Was this review helpful?

  • AndyRG's Profile Photo

    It doesn't bite...

    by AndyRG Written Feb 25, 2003

    2.5 out of 5 starsHelpfulness

    A lizard

    Favorite thing: A variety of plants and animals can be found in the forest. Do you know the scientific name of that lizard?

    Related to:
    • Eco-Tourism

    Was this review helpful?

Instant Answers: Oros Pilion

Get an instant answer from local experts and frequent travelers

99 travelers online now

Comments

Oros Pilion Favorites

Reviews and photos of Oros Pilion favorites posted by real travelers and locals. The best tips for Oros Pilion sightseeing.

View all Oros Pilion hotels