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on the slopes of Pelion


“Beautiful View”

The mountainous Tsagarada is one of the oldest villages of Pelion, and perhaps the most well-known both in Greece and abroad. Founded in 1500 in a wild chestnut forest, from a distance it looks immersed in lush and vast forests. Looking to the east, you can admire the unparalleled beauty of the panoramic view of the Aegean Sea and to the west, the verdant slopes of Pelion. The village perfectly combines Pelion`s traditional character with tourism development, as there are many hotels,guesthouses, restaurants, cafes and tourist shops to cater visitors.

The village`s residential formation is of particular interest since it consists of four districts, each of which is named after the church that is found at their respective square. Agia Paraskevi, (the center of the village), Agioi Taxiarches (the oldest district), Agios Stefanos and Agia Kiriaki. Regarding the village`s name origin, there are many versions the two most dominant being that the name either means “beautiful view” or “royal village”. It`s history begins in the 16th cent when people from the Karavostasia beach came here to escape from invading pirates and founded the village.

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Nature, long history and traditions

The village has many places to visit, so try to manage your time appropriately. You can begin your daily excursions by visiting the square and church of Agia Paraskevi (built in 1909), which still is the heart of the village`s social life. There you will marvel at the thousand-year-old plane tree that will leave you in awe with its size (The tree`s trunk diameter is 14m) and its imposing presence. The plane offers precious natural shade and a cool breeze during summer but also plenty of beautiful images to capture and photograph.

One reason that travelers love Tsagarada as a destination is that it combines mountain and sea. The area offers you a wide range of diverse activities throughout the year. If you visit Tsagarada during winter season you can try skiing in Agrioleukes Ski Center that is only half an hour away. On the other hand If you visit Tsagarada during summer you will certainly enjoy swimming at beautiful nearby beaches such as cosmopolitan Mylopotamos with its turquoise waters and giant rocks, Fakistra and Labinou.

Cultural events

Besides sightseeing, visitors will have the chance to attend in a series of cultural events that take place in the village throughout the year.

These events have a wide range, from a flower exhibition in May, where one can marvel at a unique view of the village, full of fragrances and colors, dance festivals organized in summer (Children’s folk dance festival and International folk dance festival) where you can enjoy numerous events whether it is traditional music and dances or the revival of the traditional Pelion wedding every August, which is considered to be a special event of significant importance.

Useful Info

Location: Eastern Pelion

The eastern side of central Pelion is a green landscape with rich vegetation, high plane trees and chestnut trees. One of the most beautiful tourist locations of this dreamlike area of Pelion, is the village of Tsagarada, which is located approximately 450 m above sea level. A destination that is ideal in summer but also during winter season. The magic of Pelion is present in every corner, all year round.


  • Papa Nero Beach 8 km
  • Agios Ioannis Beach 9 km
  • Damouchari Beach 9 km
  • Mouresi Village 4 km
  • Kissos Village 11 km
  • Zagora Village 25 km
  • Portaria Village 35 km
  • Volos City 47 km
  • Volos Airport 70 km


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