At the southernmost tip of the Pelion peninsula and just 60 km from Volos, there is a beautiful picturesque fishing village, Platanias. There the ancient Sipiada lived, from where it was named and the municipality.
A village opposite the beautiful Skiathos, which is a real refuge for anyone who wants to escape from the everyday bustle of the city. Easy access makes it easy for visitors to experience the beauty and magic of this place that combines rich green with crystal clear blue waters and colorful fishing boats. Mother Nature has endowed the area with low hills covered with olive groves and orchards but also with lovely lacy beaches such as Mikro, located just 5 minutes from Platanias.
Crossing the beach of the village you will find many restaurants and traditional taverns from which you can taste fresh fish and seafood. It is worth a visit to the monastery of Agios Spyridonas, the only religious and historical monument of the area, but also to its metochi, Panagia Mousiotissa, where you can admire unique hagiographies. Still picturesque paths and cobblestone paths for the nature lovers that start from Platanias and end up in Mikro. Platanias is an ideal base for you to explore and explore the southern and eastern coasts of Pelion, with its crystal clear beaches and picturesque settlements. A village that has retained its traditional character but at the same time offers all the modern comforts to its guests, who visit it every year to enjoy the friendly and authentic atmosphere