Pelion has the good fortune to be washed on the south side by the waters of the calm Pagasetic Gulf and on the east by the magical Aegean Sea.
The beaches of the Pagasetic have warm, shallow, calm water, ideal for families with small children.
Descending from the house until the main road there is a small path that leads to a tiny beach, Krypsana. This is also the nearest beach.
Unfortunately, Kato Gatzea, though a very picturesque harbor, has not a recommended beach.
At Kala Nera (good waters), a beach that has been awarded a blue flag, there are sun beds and umbrellas all along the beach, with coffee and musical accompaniment. You can sit in a tavern, an ouzeri, a grill, cafeteria, or bar along the beach road, under the shady plane and eucalyptus trees.
At Afissos, the beach bars hold sway. If you feel like something more active, here is the place for windsurfing or other sports.
Koropi or Boufa
Koropi or Boufa, between Kala Nera and Afissos, attract many people from the surrounding area.
At Lefokastro, only a dirt road separates the very shallow sea from the small establishments where you can drink coffee or ouzo.
The road continues to Horto, a tiny pretty village with small inlets and green water.
The next beach is Milina, with beautiful small bays for more privacy.
All the way to Alogoporo (the harbor from where you take the sea taxi to Trikeri), the road is lined by small bays with beautiful water.
The Aegean Sea needs no introduction. It’s clear, deep, and sometimes choppy waters are a magnet to all those who are tempted by its beauty.
You can reach the beaches of the Aegean by following two routes.
The first route:
On the main road turn left towards Milies and follow the road in the direction of Tsagarada until you arrive at the first Aegean beach, Kalamaki.
Kalamaki is ideal for those who love deep, cold, clear water and are not particularly bothered about the sun, which is hidden behind the rocks from early in the afternoon, letting those who choose this beach stay blessedly cool. There are no commercial establishments here, but there is running drinkable water, which trickles out from a spring among the rocks.
The very next bay is Lampinou, a small beach that is very often full of people.
A little further along you will find Limnionas, a pretty beach with a small tavern.
Right next door is Damouhari, a long and wide beach with picturesque taverns and wonderful sea.
Going to Fakistra means descending a difficult path, but when you reach the bottom you will be rewarded by a beautiful bay that few people visit.
After that, there is the famous Mylopotamos, one of the best-known and longest beaches in Pelion, which usually has big waves. However, if you go there on a calm day, you may feel you are beside a lake.
Finally, going along the beach, once you climb over the little hill at the end, you will arrive at Parissena: the ideal beach for more “liberal” conditions, since nudity is permitted here.
Going on, you reach Chorefto, a long and wide beach, ideal for families, and not only because the taverns and cafes are just a breath from the sea.
If you are feeling more sociable, Ai Giannis awaits you, with an organized beach, beach bars, restaurants, and crowds of people of different ages.
The second route:
On the main road from Argalasti turn left for Xinovrisi – Melani – Paltsi.
At Melani there is a long beach with wonderful deep water. Nudity is permitted, and many campers choose to stay there. If you are someone who takes care of your appearance, at the end of the beach there is clay you can use for a beauty mask in a natural spa. The beach has no shade, but don’t let that bother you. There is a tavern right there, among the plane trees, where you can spend a pleasantly cool afternoon.
Paltsi is a long beach with fine sand, ideal for relaxation.
Next to Melani, you arrive at Potistika, a fabulous beach with fine sand, deep blue sea, and a rock that tempts the most daring to climb up and dive off.