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  • The beach of Agios Ioannis      - Mouresi
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  • The coast of ELITSA, Pelion
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  • The steep way down to ELITSA Beach
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    ELITSA Beach -Rocky, Wavy but Beautiful!

    by greekcypriot Written Sep 15, 2013

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    Elitsa Beach of Pouri is another beach I can recommend that it should not be missed. It is rocky though and when we came here the sea was very rough. Even if I had time and had my bathing suite along I would not dare swim, but the view is breathtaking.

    It is very close to Zagora, so we set off from here and drove to the village of Pouri. You should have in mind though that the road down the hill is extremely steep and winding all the way down. At some point we thought the brakes caught fire!

    I was so scared with the smell of the brakes at that time that I wanted to get back to the main road before it gets dark so I did not enjoy that outing very much.

    Now that I see my photos and remember the wild beauty of that spot I regret that we did not go much earlier and stay longer. There is a path from the beach leading to a small chapel -I won’t miss it the next time I am up there though!

    Have in mind that there is a very small humble tavern somewhere around ….I miss the name now, but it is quite popular and its worth going there for a drink or some fresh fish (catch of the day) since the owner catches them himself.

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    The Old Stone-Arched Bridge of Tsagkarada

    by greekcypriot Updated Sep 1, 2013

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    Upon entering the village the very first day that we arrived in Tsagkarada I noticed the sign that says “Old Bridge”. How could I leave without walking out here!

    There is a trail that brings you down to the forest from the village but I thought to take the shortcut since I had nobody to come along.

    The short way is to come to the Old Bridge Café which is difficult to be missed. I climbed down the steps and walked a few metres down the coomb and came to the bridge.

    I feel it is no need to comment about the beauty of the area since you can see much of it through my photos. So be my guest…….

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    • Mountain Climbing
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    Beach Holidays at Kala Nera

    by greekcypriot Written Sep 1, 2013

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    The beach is right below the coastal beach road of the tourist resort (20km from Volos) Being so close to Volos, it gets crowded during the summer months especially at weekends.

    I would say it is a mixture of very small pebbles and sand.

    It is preferable to get an umbrella and a deck chair at one of the café bars in the area, order a snack, coffee or anything and have the facilities for free. The beach out there is much better than at the outskirts of the resort.

    Personally it is not the beach that excites me because it is long and extended. I prefer coves or secluded kind of beaches instead!

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    The sandy beach of Agios Ioannis - Mouresi

    by greekcypriot Written Sep 1, 2013

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    A popular sandy beach (northern side) 52 km from Volos. (Mouresi –Agios Ioannis)

    It gets crowded the high season, with many restaurants, taverns and café bars on the opposite side of the road. There are many studios and hotels in the area.

    Have in mind that you should not swim away too far from the coast because there are times when there are big waves and a tide.

    ***The beach is not safe for little children or the ones who don’t know how to swim well.

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    Hiking -The beach of Damouhari

    by greekcypriot Written Aug 31, 2013

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    "Mamma Mia the Movie" may be the best movie to inspire Greek travel since "Summer Lovers" way, way back in the early 1980s. Do you remember that film? Have you watched it?

    Some of the Damouchari footage was used at the beginning of Mamma Mia when Christine Baranski and Julie Walters arrive on the island and are met by Meryl Streep. It was combined with images shot on Skopelos and Skiathos though.

    I am sure this is the reason why locals get so excited when they urge you to visit this beach.

    The construction of the path is impressive. I have not managed to reach way down to the beach but I almost covered the distance of the path. Personally I believe you will get more excited with the path than with the beach itself.

    You will enjoy the green scenery, the crystal blue Aegean Sea and the tranquility and peace of the surroundings.

    TIP: You can take a walk on the cobble-stoned paths, past old houses in the hamlet, or if you wish to walk further up you can follow the path that connects Damouhari with Mouresi and Tsagarada.

     Difficulty Level: Easy
     Distance: 4000 meters
     Walking Time: 01:30 Hours
     Altitude Difference: 465 meters
     Coverage: Asphalt, Stone path, Cement road, Dirt road
     Accessible by: Walker

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    The Emerald Crystal Waters of Horto

    by greekcypriot Written Aug 31, 2013

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    Embedded into green landscape and quite different from the mountainous Pelion.

    Here you will see plenty of silver-shining olive groves, amazingly beautiful coves.

    Emerald and crystal turquoise waters…..magical moments of beach holidays!

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    Hiking from Milies to Lambinou beach

    by greekcypriot Written Aug 31, 2013

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    Starting point the square of the village of Milies. Walk initially on the kalderimi (cobblestone path) to Tsagkarada.

    You reach the kiosk, turn right and then follow a narrow path downhill to get to the village of Lambinou.
    Continue downhill on kalderimi to Lambidona monastery and end up at Lambinou beach.
    It is an amazing 2.50 minute walk.

    This is a provisional route containing several detours because there are times when sections of the original path remain blocked by vegetation.

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    The Beach of Lambinou -Tsagkarada

    by greekcypriot Written Aug 31, 2013

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    This particular beach is one of my favourite.

    It is secluded and is the kind of beach I like to swim in. Anyway, to come here we followed the road from Tsagkarada. The beach is 4km away from the main road and it goes downhill to the beach.

    As we approach there is a sign that indicates that cars should come to a halt at the plateau, so we park the car and get to the beach on foot. (A 5 minute walk the maximum)

    The small tavern/coffee shop is like an oasis out here and the owners provide sunbeds, umbrellas and a shower with cold water to customers.

    I found this small bay charming. The rocks form different caves where some years back there lived the Mediterranean monk seal (Monachus monachus).

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    The Beach of KOROPI or Boufa

    by greekcypriot Written Aug 31, 2013

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    The other name of the beach of Koropi is (Boufa) and it is considered the longest in all the region.

    A fine sandy beach, emerald waters where you can dive, sunbathe or simply indulge in the tranquil serenity of the surroundings.

    If you are in the area, it is highly recommended.

    There are a few café bars by the coast. Personally I found it quite inviting although for myself I prefer the little coves instead!

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    PAPA NERO BEACH - Mouresi

    by greekcypriot Written Aug 7, 2013

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    The beach of Papa Nero is situated about 400m from the neighboring beach of Agios Ioannis to a unique place where the green of the mountains blends with the deep blue sea.
    Depending on the weather, there are times when the waters have various shades of blue and this creates a big contrast with the round area. The slopes are lush in vegetation and there is much greenery so close to the beach.

    There is a campsite only a few metres from the beach of Papa Nero for the more adventurous ones. It was after a heavy rainstorm that I came here the day we were moving on to the next village and found the people at the campsite trying to clean up and dry up their tents. The sea was rough and grey at some places and it was quite windy.

    Papa Nero beach is very popular and during the summer months it is quite crowded. Things get worse during weekends of course and you can hardly find space to park your car.

    This specific spot right here at Papa Nero is ideal for beach vacations, nightlife is at its highest during summer, and it offers several options for dining, water sports and trekking.
    If you come here the winter months you will see a complete different picture. *

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    • Camping

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    Messing About on the Water

    by nickandchris Written Jun 9, 2005

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    Sunsail Holidays

    Sunsail have a base just outside Horton, where all inclusive holidays are the thing and any number of water sporting activities is the thing.
    Also in Milina I think it is Sunsail again, just on the southern outskists.

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    • Water Sports
    • Sailing and Boating

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