We are located in the heart of Pelion at an altitude of 620 meters, the highest village of the Centaurs' mountain, who were the sons of the goddess Nefeli and Ixion. Aghios Georgios Nilias is a beautiful old village, with lush vegetation, abundant waters, fountains and cobblestone paths, nestled between two mountains. It offers wonderful views of the Pagasitic Gulf, located a stone's throw from Volos (21 km east of Volos, between Aghios Vlassios and Pinakates) and the most beautiful sights of Pelion. Thus, visitors combine genuine contact with nature at close proximity to the cosmopolitan city of Volos, 20 minutes away, where they enjoy a lively nightlife, interesting markets and very good food in local restaurants, tavernas and tsipouradika with fresh fish.
A walk in the village reveals impressive old mansions of traditional local architecture, like the mansions of Dereli, Ioannidis, Georgie (some of which have been renovated and turned into traditional hostels), a beautiful square of age-old trees, the church of St. George with the stone bell-tower and interesting icons-including one that depicts St. George enthroned (and not as a horse rider) and the ecclesiastical museum with old icons, vestments, utensils and books which are kept in the basement of St. George. In the village square the Museum of Art was founded by the famous local sculptor Nicholas Pavlopoulos.
Time passes pleasantly in the taverns and steak houses of the village, where locals and guests enjoy exceptional cuisine and local Pelion snaps, like tsipouro.
Necessary stops are made at the beautiful active monasteries of the region, the Archangels Monastery, built in 1309 and today operating as a monastery, showcasing great icons, paintings and temple, the Monastery of Our Great Savior and the Monastery of the Holy Trinity. Also, theChurch of the Assumption (1744), and thechurch of Agios Athanasios (1795), the latter considered to be the first church built by the craftsman Zapaniotis or Zipaniotis in 1795 and is one of the finest examples of folk architecture of the 18th century.These great churches and monasteries are particularly attractive during Easter, when they are visited by many believers from all over Greece, who come to attend the holly mass and ceremonies that take place.
The location of «Golden Nefeli» guest houses, in the village of Agios Georgios Nilias, could not be more ideal. From here, the options for side tours are endless. Just a few minutes away we reach Pinakates (5 km), the beautiful mountain village Hania (7 km) and Milies. Trikeri looks beautiful from the rooms of our traditional homes. The sea is actually «on our plate». The most beautiful beaches of the gulf of Pagasitikos (Afissos, Kala Nera - a beautiful tourist resort- and Lower Gatzea -a picturesque village which has organized campsite), are just 8 km away. From the other side of the peninsula, the Aegean Sea is within short distance and you can enjoy some of the most beautiful beaches in the prefecture, like the ones in Mylopotamos, Lambinou -with the beautiful clear blue waters- and Fakistra.
The picturesque fishing village on the beach that is washed by Pagasitikos, is amphitheatrically built among three beautiful beaches of Kallifteri, Lagoudi and Abovos. The beaches are golden, with crystal clear waters. The area is picturesque, dominated by the cobbled streets, flowering courtyards and picturesque squares lined with trees and two bridges. In the square of Afissos we can drink water from the same spring where the Argonauts drank just before starting the trip to the distant Colchis.
An equally picturesque village on the southern coast, surrounded by olive groves and golden sandy beaches, suitable for quiet summer getaways. Ancient and medieval finds prove the existence of an old and prestigious state. Major attraction is the restored stone bridge at Lefokastro.
Of the oldest traditional mountain villages in southern Pelion, with neoclassical buildings and old mansions. They are the "Hellenic School" where the poet Costas Varnalis worked as a scholar, and the famous bell tower of the Holy Apostles at 45 meters height, constructed with marble by local artisans in 1914. The beaches of Pau (5 km), of Kalamos (6 km) and Lefokastro ( 9 km) on the gulf of Pagasitikos and on the side of the Aegean, the beautiful sandy beaches of Potistikon (15 km) and Paltsi (13 km) are ideal choices.
A picturesque village with whitewashed houses and blossomed courtyards. At the port of Aghia Kyriaki local fishermen cast their nets, old ladies sit around gazing at the sea and guests enjoy fresh fish, seafood and raki.
This is a beautiful historic village, home of Anthimos Gazis and Gregory Konstantas, built in a wooded part of Pelion, at an altitude that ranges from 250 m to the lowest point (near railway station) up to about 450 m. The square is the heart of social, commercial and administrative activity of the village. It has a unique beauty each season, with lush green foliage in the summer, covered with dense layer of leaves in autumn or white with snow in winter. You will visit many major attractions including the Church of the Archangels with the steeple and the Library. There is also the cave of the Centaur Ηeron, which, according to many local sayings, is the cave under the rock where we find the chapel of Taxiarchis.
One of the most beautiful and picturesque villages of Pelion, a restored village, a living museum of traditional architecture. It has been declared as a preserved settlement and is one of the best preserved Greek villages, with cobbled streets, marble fountains and impressive mansions. It is filled with beautiful towers and estates, such as the Kondos, Geroulanou, Vergou, Katsanaki, Karagiannopoulos mansions. At the spacious, paved, village square you can enjoy your coffee under the shade of the age-old trees. Visit the monastery of St. John the Baptist (1789) and the Church of Zoodochos Pighi (1725).
A small traditional village built on the slopes of Pelion, with a view to the Pagasitic Gulf. Located 27 km from Volos, is a real hideaway. Of unique beauty are the old stone chapels and churches and the square with its beautiful domed fountain. The traditional flair of the village is mostly created by the northern-Greek style architecture depicted in the old mansions. The picturesque square is dominated by the basilica of St. Demetrius and a marble neoclassical fountain of 1894.
The beautiful mountain village on the north, at an altitude of 500 meters, is fairly characterized as the Emerald Stone of Pelion Mountain. It is decorated with cobbled streets, marble fountains, old stone houses and arched bridges, among the most famous in Pelion. The village square is decorated with a 1000 year-old tree. The famous beaches of Milopotamos, Fakistra, Karavostasi and Damouhari offer vacationers memorable and unique emotions.
A mountain village at an altitude of 1,200 m. It is the starting point for the ski resort Agriolefkes in Pelion, which offers organized facilities for winter sports and activities.
It is one of the most beautiful and traditional villages of central Greece, where visitors can find peace and tranquility all year round. It has beautiful natural scenery, natural springs, traditional houses and picturesque cobblestone streets. Do not forget to visit the chapel of «Panagia Portata», which named the area, with displays of old icons and paintings.Also, the church of St. Nicholas, a 3-isle basilica built in 1856 and the Byzantine monastery of St. John the Baptist with many Byzantine icons and sacred ornaments, on the way to the neighboring Makrinitsa.
The renowned village has managed to keep its traditional color intact. The village with its picturesque cobbled streets, traditional stone houses and beautiful preserved mansions attracts enthusiastic visitors, who find peace and serenity under the shade of the trees and surrounded by the lush landscape. The «Balcony of Pelion» is ideal for relaxation and offers the best view to Volos, which spreads 600 m below the slopes of the mountain and the Pagasitic Gulf.
The area is famous for its excellent cuisine and local delicacies. We try spentzofai with local sausage, fluffy meatballs, kokkineli, soup, goat stew, lamb, Pelion pies baked in coal oven, yogurt with honey.
In the famous tsipouradiko «Stefanos» (excellent mushroom fricassee), the Municipal Restaurantin the square of Agios Georgios Pelion, which is the most beautiful square of Pelion, the «Paliovigla» tavern (a famous stop for picnickers, hikers, cyclists and nature lovers located in one of the highest peaks of Pelion) and the coffee shop «Agiorgeitiko» you will relax and enjoy local delicacies and drink raki under the shade of trees, also you can enjoy unforgetable cuisine, At «To kouki... kai to revithi», at «Koutouki tis kiras Chrisoulas» and «tou Stefani».
«To koutouki tis kiras Chrisoulas» is open every day from morning until late at night!
Fly & Drive
Fly drive holidays - comfort, convenience and carefree holidays
CHRISSI NEFELI COMPLEX has prepared special fly & drive package holidays, for all of you who want the convenience, comfort and flexibility in your holidays.
Our Fly & Drive packages are 7- day or 15-day packages, that include accommodation at one of our three guest houses Mikri Nefeli, Nefeli and Chryssi Nefeli and a car at your convenience throughout your stay.
We can arrange that the car will be waiting for you either at Aghialos airport, for visitors arriving by charter flights, or at Athens International Airport El. Venizelos, where you will also return it before your departure.
Keeping in mind a relaxed way of touring the area, we offer you some sample itineraries and a map, so that you can visit the most interesting areas during your holidays in and around Pelion.
Notes: Be aware that parking costs and gas costs are not included in the package but charged separately.
Our suggested itineraries:
1) Argalasti - Kalamos - Horto - Milina - Trikeri
Our trip begins at Argalasti, which is located 40km from Volos. The village, which is the seat of the municipality, is built on a hub and is considered a passage for the villages and beaches of South Pelion.
2) Aghios Georgios Nilias - Vizitsa
You will cover around 30km, taking the opportunity to visit closely some of the historic churches and monasteries of Mount Pelion, while you will also have the chance (and time) to visit small villages and areas steeped in history and tradition.
3) Afissos - Tsagarada - Makrinitsa - Volos - Afissos or Afissos - Trikeri
Afissos is a modern tourist resort recalling the color and the atmosphere of an island settlement, a contrast to the mountainous landscape that attracts many people. It is situated 26 kilometers southeastern to Volos, with a small port and several lovely beaches. From here, you can take a fantastic drive along the most important and famous villages of Pelion, starting from Kala Nera, Agria, Milies, Vizitsa, Portaria, Neoxori, Argalasti, Makrynitsa and ending at Tsagarada.
Alternatively, you can take scenic route across Pelion coastline, which is dotted with beaches and seaside villages, until you reach Trikeri after around 20 km.