On the wonderful beaches of Pelion, apart from swimming and relaxing, you can also engage in other activities, such as diving, water skiing, windsurfing, Jet Ski, and sailing.
There is no more ideal place than Pelion for hiking, as there is a huge network of footpaths (more than 500 km in all). Wonderful routes, through lush undergrowth, villages, and views that will take your breath away. The best-known routes for walking are: Kala Nera – Milies, Milies – Tsagarada, Tsagarada – Damouhari, and Milies – Lehonia.
From the Villa Amanti, you can do part of the latter route, setting off from Ano Gatzea station and following the path that goes parallel to the railway lines, passing through lush greenery and ending up in Milies after crossing the well-known Di Chirico Bridge.
Many of the mountain paths, such as Milies – Lehonia and Kala Nera – Milies – Pinakates – Kala Nera, are ideal for mountain biking. Kit yourself out with a good bicycle, the right equipment, a bottle of water, and get ready for exercise and adventure.
One wonderful experience is canyoneering in Pelion. The canyons of Pelion feature dense vegetation and wonderful beaches where they emerge. If you are in good physical condition, know how to swim, and are not afraid of heights, then you should not miss the descent through the canyon of Mylopotamo and Damouhari.
For the more daring, we recommend mountaineering and climbing, on excellent and fully secured routes of varying difficulty.
Another activity to get your blood pumping is sea canoeing/kayaking. You can visit places that cannot be reached in any other way. Hidden caves and beaches will be revealed on your voyage and this experience will be a landmark in your holidays.
Holidays on Centaur Mountain would not be complete without horseback riding. A ride on the Greek horses of the region, through the beech and chestnut forests or along the beautiful shores, will be unforgettable. Several riding clubs and professionals organize outings and tours that will enchant you.
Villa Amanti cooperates with Montis Ordo, which can design and organize hiking and cycling routes tailored to your desires and your physical condition.
Τhe “Central Pelion cycle tour” is the best way to get to know almost all central Pelion in a single day. Starting from Makrinitsa and passing through 9 villages of Pelion, through a magical journey, you arrive at sea level and terminate at Kala Nera beach. This tour has great cycling and cultural interest because participants will have the opportunity to go round chapels, monasteries, museums, villages with their traditional squares, and more.
Duration: approximately 6 hours
Degree of difficulty: moderate
minimum participants: 2 persons max.:8 persons
price: 60€, including: transfers from and to the Villa Amanti, small lunch box, e-mtbs,
guide (over 5 persons, 2 guides) small backbacks to use for the tour, helmets.
The guides are certified mtb tour leaders from international organisations and
certified First aid practitioners
If you like skiing, the Pelion Agriolefkes Winter Sports Center is 30 km from the Villa Amanti and you can be there in 45 minutes.
It is 2 km from Chania Peliou village, 8 km from Ag. Lavrentios village, and 27 km from Volos. It is located on Mount Pelion at a height of 1471 m, an altitude which is surprisingly low for a winter sports center, and which gives it a special properties as regards snowfall, landscape, and climate.
There are five slopes with total length 15 km:
Four main slopes for downhill skiing, approved by the International Ski Federation (FIS).
One cross-country slope (Lang-Lauf), 5 km in length, that takes you through an area of unique natural beauty, as you descend through a forest of beaches, elms and chestnuts with a view over the Aegean Sea.
There are three parking areas for more than 800 cars, a hostel, canteen, restaurant, an agency for rental or sale of skiing and snowboarding equipment and of course a first aid center.
There is also a skiing and snowboarding school with special classes for children aged three years or older, given by experienced teachers.
For more details visit the site: www.pelionski.gr