Enjoy mountain and sea activities.

Any time of the year, Pelion gives the visitor the opportunity to enjoy an alternative way of holiday discovering its unique natural environment.


In Villa En-Helion we recommend,
some Activities around Pelion that combine sea and mountain.

Hiking in forest paths, Canyoning in Mylopotamos, Boat trips around the coasts and virgin beaches of the north-eastern side of the mountain, Kayak, Diving, Excursions in traditional villages and to islands nearby are among the proposed Activities.

These Activities are optional and most of them are guided by local professionals. We would be happy to inform you in detail and if you are interested, we will bring you in contact with them.

1. Four hiking walks in old paths (clearly signed on the map and on the ground):


Aegean Sea view

We suggest four different routes, from descending paths which pass through the forest and arrive to well-known seasides. There, you can swim and stay as much as you want. And if you are tired, we can pick you up by car……

  • MOURESSI – DAMOUCHARI BEACH: (~1 h + 15 min)
  • VILLA EN HELION – FANEROMENI: (~1 h + 30 min)

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2. Canyoning through the wonderful Mylopotamos Canyon.

(From Tsangarada to the beach, 6-7 hours for well experienced people)

3. Kayaking around Damouchari beach.

(Easy sailing for everyone, across the wonderful coasts)

4. Scuba Diving courses in Plaka Beach.

5. Exploring the coasts of Pelion by rib boat

Boarding from the port of Agios Ioannis you go first to the famous beach Damouchari (where the movie ‘Mama mia’ was filmed).

activ8Then you sail gently to the north, enjoying the panorama of Pelion from the sea and you approach the wonderful beaches Papa Nero, Plaka, Banica, Agioi Saranda, Chorefto, Parissena, Analipsi, Elitsa and Ovrios, before your arrival to the mysterious Caves of Neptune….

A ‘little splash’ during the sailing is not forbidden, but first of all is your safety. All the time, everyone wears a life-jacket.

After exploring the caves you start your way back and at ~ 14,00 p.m. you disembark back to Agios Ioannis, where your car is waiting.

6. One-day journey to Skiathos island

You leave the Villa at ~7,30 a.m., you drive through the forest-full southeastern Pelion for about 1h + 45 min and you arrive to the little port of Platanias,

after having passed the traditional villages : Mouressi, Tsangarada, Neochori, Argalasti, Metohi and Lafkos. In Platanias you park your car and you enter to the little boat for Skiathos island.

activ9The boat departs at 9.30 a.m. and after a delightful sail in the Aegean Sea, between rocky islets you arrive in Skiathos city before noon. You stay there 1-2 hours for a little tour and then you enter again to the boat which departs for Koukounaries.

In Koukounaries, the most famous tourist place of Skiathos, you can spend a special afternoon and evening, swimming in the blue beach, taking part in organized sea sports, visiting the lagoon with swans and eating at one of the numerous taverns of the place.

At 18.00 pm, the little boat will pick you up from the port of Koukounaries and before sunset you will return to Platanias. Then you will return by car to Villa En-Helion before ~21,30 p.m., to smoothly close a day full of impressions…

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and explore the real Nature and traditional culture of Ρelion !

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