Walking and Hiking
Jill is a passionate walker and can give you advice on the best walking and hiking routes in the area. Follow footpaths and old cobbled mule tracks to reach arched stone bridges, waterfalls, small villages and beaches. (If you walk to the sea, be prepared for quite a climb back to the guesthouse!) There are several sign-posted walking routes, and Jill sometimes also takes her guests for guided walks.
There are three great sandy beaches about five km away (Papa Nera, Agios Ioannis and Plaka). If you drive further, you will find quite a few more. The beaches on east coast of Pelion are beautiful; some are easy to reach and are organised umbrellas and sun beds, while others are more secluded and wild. Most are sandy, some have pebbles.
Sports and action
Feel free to come for lazy beach holidays, but be ready for some action to tempt you. There’s sea kayaking and stand-up paddle board in Damouchari. On Papa Nera beach you will find a scuba diving centre. Near Tsagarada you can go canyoning and rock climbing. A bit further away, a few km from the village of Milies on the western side of Pelion, there are possibilities for horseback riding, for beginners as well as for experienced riders.
Visit the Serpentine Garden created by German Doris Schlepper in Tsangarda to see rare sub-tropical trees, old species of plants and roses, garden art and friendly pets.