On a hillside, in an old olive orchard, we have built our villa with an adjacent guesthouse. This guesthouse is for rent as an apartment with a surface of 55m2. It offers a breathtaking, panoramic view over the Pagasitic Gulf with fishing boats, sailing boats and islands further down the coast. At sunrise and sunset you can enjoy the sky changing into different colors all the time; just like small pictures in this, by us ever so much cherished part of Greece. When night finally falls, stars light up the sky.
The peninsula is surrounded by the Aegean Sea in the east and the Pagasitic Gulf in the west. From north to south, the area has a length of about 72 kilometers at its widest point and is 25 kilometers.
Pelion is named after the highest mountain of the area: `the Pilio` with a height of 1681 meters. In winter the mountains are covered with snow and throughout the year you will find waterfalls.In the breathtaking atmosphere of this landscape the history mingles with myths, the wilderness with cultivation and the past with the present. Above all there is this paradisiacal nature of Pelion. The east coast comprises of rich, almost impenetrable vegetation onto the Aegean sea. The west coast is calm and peaceful, with picturesque villages and quiet beaches on the Pagasitic Gulf.The only town, Volos, one of the biggest cities of Greece with 150.000 inhabitants, hosted the Olympic Games in 2004.
The nearest village called Chorto is located at a distance of 200 meters; a picturesque coastal village that actually just consists of a small harbor with a few traditional taverns and an out of square built pier. The houses that are leaning towards each other give this village an authentic feel. The sea is different here from the Aegean sea; quiet, because it is more or less encircled by the Pagasitic Gulf.
Like other villages along the Gulf there are a couple of bays with beaches. A small town called Argalasti (aprox. 4km) is easily reached for provisions, an ATM, health centre, pharmacy and on Saturday the local market.
If you would like to make a tour out of Pelion, a visit to the monasteries of Meteora is highly recommended. The monasteries were built in the 11th or 12th century on top of the rocks at a height of at least 300 meters to protect the inhabitants from the tyrants. Considering the distance (124km) and the sights worth seeing, it will take you one day of your vacation but you will certainly not regret it.
The apartment is on one level and can be entered via the terrace. When entering the apartment, your attention is immediately drawn to the open kitchen and the living room with dinner table, sofa with double bed and an open fireplace. From the living room there are two pairs of French doors leading to the terrace. To invite you to enjoy the view the terrace is equipped with a table and four seats as well as two sun-loungers.In the bathroom you will find a wash-stand, lavatory and shower. The double bedroom is situated next to it.
Both inside and outside WIFI.
Outside: garden, parking-space, 2 terraces, sun-loungers, a hammock, an outdoor shower and a barbecue.
Inside: the kitchen provides an electric cooker, a microwave- oven, a dish washer, an electric kettle and a coffee machine. Satellite TV and a DVD player are available in the living room.
Please allow me to introduce myself. My name is Monique Galjaart, 57 years old, although it does not feel like it. Our house in Greece plays an important part in that. Ok, the construction of the house cost a few years but the result is well worth it. I have put my heart and soul in building the house but the location makes the difference. Pelion is authentic Greek and the sense of space, natural beauty and simple life is what I like to share with you. Luckily all guests are as excited as I am!