"The Times 2015"
Only 40 minutes from Volos, tucked under the lofty ridge of the Pelion Peninsula, Afissos could play the role of a classic Greek village in a film.
Its amphitheatre of traditional tile-roofed houses rises above the orchards and a coast scalloped with beaches. Make a beeline to the pebbly cove of Lagoudi, 1km north. Across the still waters of the Pagasetic Gulf, the towering mountains on the mainland shimmer like a mirage. Bring supplies, bring the kids, and linger to watch the sun sink into the dark sea.
Travel's tip: You can stay within earshot of the waves on Afissos's sandy Kalifteri Beach- Six Keys has six rooms and an award-winning restaurant
από The Times Travel June 2015
"The Times 2014"
Mount Pelion, Thessaly
Majestic Mount Pelion, on a hook-shaped peninsula with beech, oak, maple and chestnut trees, separates the Aegean Sea from the Pagasitikos Gulf. Where its foothills meet the water lies the Six Keys hotel — six suites with a timeless country-chic feel. Through the garden is the hotel’s private Kalifteri beach, a long sand-and-shingle stretch with sun loungers and umbrellas that dips into shallow, clear waters, ideal for those children and adults who aren’t strong swimmers. The hotel has activities on the mountain, including horse riding, hiking and mountain biking. It feels like you’re in the middle of nowhere, but it’s just 500m to the village and a few kilometres to the town of Volos.
Details: Suites start from €150 per night, B&B (00 30 242 303 3720, sixkeys.gr). Fly to Volos
από The Times Travel