Magnesia, Greece

Magnesia is a magical place, with mountains, snow, green sceneries, flowing waters and of course the famous villages of Pelion. Volos is the largest city and the capital of the Magnesia prefecture - Copyright © wondergreece.gr
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the beauty of simplicity, Milopotas beach, Magnesia

the beauty of simplicity, Milopotas beach, Magnesia

The picturesque station by Evaristo De Chirico, father of the famous painter, remains unaltered since 1882, when the construction of the Thessalian Railway Company network gave the first boost to the development of the city. - Copyright © wondergreece.gr

The picturesque station by Evaristo De Chirico, father of the famous painter, remains unaltered since when the construction of the Thessalian Railway Company network gave the first boost to the development of the city.

You would like to discover the natural beauty of Pelion? The Moutzouris train has its four wagons ready for a 90 minutes ride from Lechonia to Milies and back, with one 15 minute stop in Gatzea. - Copyright © wondergreece.gr

You would like to discover the natural beauty of Pelion? The Moutzouris train has its four wagons ready for a 90 minutes ride from Lechonia to Milies and back, with one 15 minute stop in Gatzea.

Just 13 km outside or more accurately above Volos, since it is situated at an altitude of 650 m, Portaria is at an advantageous position where through the green slopes of Pelion, it overlooks the clear blue waters of Pagasitikos - Copyright © wondergreece.gr

Just 13 km outside or more accurately above Volos, since it is situated at an altitude of 650 m, Portaria is at an advantageous position where through the green slopes of Pelion, it overlooks the clear blue waters of Pagasitikos.

The narrowest train tracks in the world, only 60 cm, take the Moutzouris along a route which offers views, rich in natural beauty, constructions and various sights. - Copyright © wondergreece.gr

The narrowest train tracks in the world, only 60 cm, take the Moutzouris along a route which offers views, rich in natural beauty, constructions and various sights.

Makrinitsa | It is nicknamed the balcony of Mt. Pelion because of its amazing view over the city of Volos; Makrinitsa has won the hearts of the locals and visitors from all over Greece. - Copyright © wondergreece.gr

It is nicknamed the balcony of Mt. Pelion because of its amazing view over the city of Volos; Makrinitsa has won the hearts of the locals and visitors from all over Greece. The dry microclimate, the cool atmosphere, the picturesque cobbled.

Tsagarada |It’s sparsely populated village, known for the cultivation of flowers and the luscious nature. It is situated at an altitude of 500 m and overlooks the Aegean Sea - Copyright © wondergreece.gr

It’s sparsely populated village, known for the cultivation of flowers and the luscious nature. It is situated at an altitude of 500 m and overlooks the Aegean Sea.

On the side of the Aegean Sea, the most famous beach is Milopotamos. It is a beach with clear blue waters and a golden sandy beach - Copyright © wondergreece.gr

On the side of the Aegean Sea, the most famous beach is Milopotamos. It is a beach with clear blue waters and a golden sandy beach - Copyright © wondergreece.

It could be characterised a “seaside” mountain since Pelion raises steeply up to a height of 1.264 metres above the sea on the peninsula of Magnesia - Copyright © wondergreece.gr

It could be characterised a “seaside” mountain since Pelion raises steeply up to a height of metres above the sea on the peninsula of Magnesia - Copyright © wondergreece.

Collect Mushroom at Driodasos Kouri | Forests | Nature | Magnesia Prefecture | Regions | WonderGreece.gr

Collect Mushroom at Driodasos Kouri

AThe town of Almiros is approximately 40 km from Volos and is the second largest in Magnesia - Copyright © wondergreece.gr

AThe town of Almiros is approximately 40 km from Volos and is the second largest in Magnesia - Copyright © wondergreece.

The location of a melted metal, called zirconium, led to the conclusion that the two lakes were not created (as previously believed) by a volcanic eruption, but from the fall of a meteorite on Earth, approximately 10.000 years ago, which created the twin craters. For this reason the Zerelia lakes are a point of attraction for many geologists. - Copyright © wondergreece.gr

The location of a melted metal, called zirconium, led to the conclusion that the two lakes were not created (as previously believed) by a volcanic eruption, but from the fall of a meteorite on Earth, approximately 10.000 years ago, which created the twin craters. For this reason the Zerelia lakes are a point of attraction for many geologists. - Copyright © wondergreece.gr

Pelion | In mythology it is mentioned as the mountain of the Centaurs, with the wise teacher Chiron, their most famous representative, teaching Asclepius, Achilles, Jason and other heroes. - Copyright © wondergreece.gr

It could be characterised a “seaside” mountain since Pelion raises steeply up to a height of metres above the sea on the peninsula of Magnesia. In mythology it is mentioned as the mountain of the Centaurs, with the wise teacher Chiron,.

On Pelion you can find big forests of wild chestnut trees, beech, as well as oak and ash trees. There are also the famous apple and pear trees of Pelion, and especially the tasteful apples of Zagora which travel all round the world - Copyright © wondergreece.gr

It could be characterised a “seaside” mountain since Pelion raises steeply up to a height of metres above the sea on the peninsula of Magnesia.

Driodasos Kouri | It’s the second largest forest in Europe which is covered with oak of the Quercus pubescens species - Copyright © wondergreece.gr

A place of impressive beauty, which used to cover acres, being part of the flora of Mt Othris, but now only covers acres. It’s considered an aesthetic forest, in order for the natural environment and the opportunity for recreation it.

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