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Trip Date:2008-07-26 - 2008-07-29
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by Danos kounenis (danos) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 10760 W: 21711 N: 291] (85085)
Magnesia - a region of central Greece, combines in a unique way the green mountain landscape with the deep blue of the Aegean sea, offering visitors a variety of destinations for holidays or short excursions:
on the mountain of the Centaurs - Mt. Pilion
on the cosmopolitan island of Skiathos,
on 'traditional' Skopelos
on Alonnisos, the 'ecological' island,
in the Olympic city of Volos, or
in the 'unexplored' villages of Almyros, Pteleos, Sourpi and the plain of Thessaly.

The lavish abundance of natural beauty, the ever-changing landscape, the beauty of the changing seasons, the ideal geographical position, history, culture, the high quality of amenities and the many forms of tourism available all year round - these are the assets of the region which make Magnesia such a comprehensive tourist attraction:

The Olympic city of Volos: Capital of the prefecture of Magnesia - a large, modern, dynamic city, in one of the most attractive areas of Greece, guaranteed to enchant the tourist from the first moment. The city is also famed for its rich cultural life, for its archaeological museum and for the important Neolithic settlements at Dimini and Sesklo.

Pilion:
Twenty-four picturesque villages to delight the visitor, as well as the fine old houses in traditional architectural style, cobbled streets and paths, the Agriolefkes skiing centre, a miniature steam railway and a mountain activities centre offering all sorts of alternative sport and leisure opportunities

The islands of the northern Sporades:

Μαγνησία ΣκιάθοςBeautiful, idyllic Skiathos, the island of sixty magical beaches, one of the most cosmopolitan of Greek islands but still possessed of all its traditional charm and a rich heritage of vernacular architecture. Holidays to meet the most demanding requirements.

Lush greenery, historic buildings, culture, traditional towns and villages - all harmoniously combined on one of the most beautiful of all the Aegean islands.

Skopelos, with its three hundred and sixty churches, its beautiful beaches, impressive traditional women's costumes, offers endless hours of relaxation and entertainment.

Alonnisos, an island of lush, green tranquillity, rich in flora and fauna, an earthly paradise for the nature-lover, the ideal place for holidays in an unspoiled natural setting - protected and well managed by the local people.

The Northern Sporades Marine Park: One of the few natural habitats of the Mediterranean seal monachus-monachus, an invitation to magical adventures.

Unexplored' Magnesia: Mt. Othrys, situated opposite Pilion, with the picturesque villages of Almyros, Pteleos, Sourpi and the traditional Kefalohoria villages of the plain of Thessaly - a landscape full of pleasant surprises.

A wide range of alternative forms of tourism, such as: trekking, conferences, cultural tourism, cycling, sports, riding, mountain climbing, ecology, sea sports, diving, religious tourism and gastronomy - and many more.

Relaxing holidays on the beaches of the Aegean or the Pagasitic Gulf, rides on the miniature railway, walks along the cobbled streets and paths, sea sports, swimming in the serene waters of the Aegean, mountain hiking, skiing, riding, traditional foods in the little tavernas and ouzo bars for which the region is renowned...