A MUST to see while you are in the area is Meteora which is 150 Klm drive. Meteora is an area in Thessaly and Kalampaka is the city under the rock towers of Meteora.
The thing that makes Meteora so special is the monasteries on the top of the rock towers. The monasteries, the amount of peaks to climb and the paths for hiking brings in Meteora the whole year many tourists
Pelion the mountain of the Centaurs was chosen by The Twelve Olympians Gods as a summer residence. Today thousands of tourists from all over the world visit it all year round.
Here the visitors can taste the delicious fruits of Pelion, the famous sweet candied fruits and preserves, as well as the strong flavors of the local cuisine. Architectural villages adorn the slopes of Pelion built on a densely forested region with abundant waters springing up from everywhere
The museum, one of the most significant Greek museums of a prototypal layout, a donation by Alexios Athanasakis, was built in1909. Neolithic findings from the settlements of Sesklo and Dimini are exposed in its rooms, clay figurines, geometric period utensils from the castle of Volos, from Pefkakia, Neapoli and the greater Thessalian territory, classical sculptures, rare articulated figurines, relieves of the Alexander of Dimitrias period.
Exhibits of exceptional importance are the rare written steles, preserving 3rd century BC elements of Ancient Greek Painting on marble. Open all year 8:00 to 15:00 (closed on Mondays)
Fthiotides Thebes, one of the most significant centers of Early Christian Eastern Roman Thessaly, was developed at the area where today's city of Nea Anchialos spreads out.
The most important findings of the area are extant parts of early Christian churches, chronologically dated around the 5th and 6th centuries AD. Among the relics of these Early Christian churches and other public buildings and baths of the city, prominent are the splendid mosaics found preserved in rather good condition.
On our return to Pilion, May 2005, we drove back to Volos airport at the end of the holiday. The airport is quite near Almiros and we had a couple of hours to kill so we ended up back in Almiros, and would you believe it? It was raining, just like in 1997. So ironic. We found this taverna open where we sat with a beer and waited for the storm to end. Oh, my goodness, how it rained!!! Fortunately there was a good awning over us but it didn't half drum loudly above us. There was a friendly cat here.
Almiros is one of those strange Greek places that thinks it is something and really it isn't. There were fancy beach houses and the funny little beach had a clean beach award.
A life guard stand and shaded seating, as well as showers, completed the picture.
At last the sun came out (on our wait to go to the airport) and we lunched in the shade of beach shades complete with seats.
We had a few last swims, there were stones and weed in the water, not my sort of award winning beach. There were showers and changing rooms which was luxury in itself. They even had locks and clothes hooks!! There was also a lifeguard tower which led us to think it must be a busy little spot in summer. Probably a weekend retreat for Volos city folk, when they all crowd onto the beach.
The hotel was located in a quite side street off the main street in Skiathos town. Perfect location!...more
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