Holidays in Magnissia

Magnissia info

Throughout the magnificent Greek landscape, among the numerous beautiful prefectures, the renowned prefecture of Magnissia prevails due to the fact that it is considered to be an all year much frequented tourist region, as it is the ideal destination for both your summer and winter vacations. The coastal and mountainous natural beauty of the scenery in combination with the several archaeological sightseeing that are interspersed all over compose an irresistible icon rendering Magnissia an interesting region. The prefecture of Magnissia, which is a part of the greater district of Thessalia, is located on the southeastern part of the district. Additionally, it borders with the prefecture of Larissa on the north and the west and the prefecture of Fthiotida on the southwestern part, while on the eastern side there is the Aegean Sea and on the southern side the Pagasitikos gulf. Moreover, the prefecture of Magnissia has 198.500 inhabitants. The newly built Volos, the capital of the prefecture of Magnissia, is a cosmopolitan town, a commercial port, an industrial region and one of the major towns of the country of Greece, while at the same time it emits a sense of picturesqueness. In addition, Almyros, the second largest town of Magnissia, is also regarded as an important center of the prefecture. Milies, Hania, Argalasti, Velestino, Zagora, Makrinitsa, Portaria, Tsagarada, Horefto, Afissos, Vizitsa are some of the most beautiful villages of the prefecture of Magnissia, some of them skirmished on a mountain, some of them built at the foot of a hill and some of them situated along a beautiful coast. Bewitched by the amazing beauty of the natural surroundings as well as by the great human creations, the marvelous beaches, the verdurous plains and the imposing mounts as well as the magnificent stone built mansions, the small squares and the uphill alleys, shall win you over. At the coastal villages of the prefecture you will be able to enjoy swimming, sunbathing and several water sports in summer, while during winter time, at the mountainous villages and at the mount Pelion, you will have the chance to enjoy hiking, skiing and other outdoor sports and games. Combining the mountainous and the coastal element, the prefecture of Magnissia, a region of intense alternations, is considered to be one of the most picturesque and interesting regions, ideal for spending your summer and your winter vacations as well.

Airtickets to Magnissia

Magnissia doesn't have an airport, so it can only be reached by car or public transportation. We can offer airtickets to Athens or Thessaloniki airport through our online booking system and then there is connection to Magnissia by bus, train or car.

Hotels in Magnissia

There is a variety of hotels, apartments and rooms to let in places like Volos, Tsagarada, Pelion, Agios Ioannis and many more, depending on the type of holidays you would prefer. You can find more information at the section of Magnissia hotels.

Transfer & car rental in Magnissia

In order to reach Magnissia without using a public transportation, you can rent a car from Athens or Thessaloniki airport through our online booking system.

Sightseeing and tours in Magnissia

At Volos, it is worth visiting the Papastratos building, the monument of those who struggled for the National Independence, the bridge that unites the sea front with the port, the coastal foot-walk, the park of Agios Konstantinos, the Field of Mars, the church of Zoodochos Pigi, the church of Panagia tis Trypas, closed inside a cave, the old industrial buildings, the monastery of Sourvia as well as the stone arched bridge and the three-arched bridge. Other important sights are the Neolithic settlement in Dimini, the Neolithic settlement in Sesklio and  the small Pelion train manufactured at the end of the 19th century that passes through the amazing landscapes.

Travel tourism information in Magnissia

•Volos (capital)
•Tourist Police:                    +30 24210 39065 
•Police:                                +30 24210 39061
•Port Authority:                    +30 24210 38888
•Hospital:                             +30 24210 27531
•Municipality:                       +30 24210 21111
•Bus Terminal:                     +30 24210 25527
•Police:                                +30 24260 22529
•Municipality:                       +30 24260 22520
•Health Center:                    +30 24260 22222
•Police:                                +30 24210  99105
•Municipality:                       +30 24210 99920
•Chania (Pelion Mount)
•Ski Center:                         +30 24280 96414
•Municipality (Mouresio):    +30 24260 49238

Restaurants and nightlife in Magnissia

Volos is a very lively and pleasant city. One thing you must do is to visit one of the fish tavernas, "tripouradika", and enjoy fish titbits and tsipouro. Once you have experienced this, you will forever have this picture in your mind and heart. Scattered all over the Pelion peninsula you will find a fascinating selection of various bars and cafes where you can sit back with a drink or coffee and unwind. From mountainous bars and cafes offering inspiring and stunning views of the Aegean and Pagasitic Gulf, to cafes and bars situated right on the beach.


Special places of interest in Magnissia

There are beaches everywhere in Magenesia, especially on both sides of the Pelion peninsula. Those on the inner side of Pelion are referred to as being on the Pegasitic Gulf (Gulf of Pegasus). The ones on the outer side facing the west are on the Aegean Sea. There are some nice beaches too before you get to Pelion, like Nea Anchialos, but the best and most remote are in Pelion, particularly on the Aegean side. Some of them are Agios Ioannis, Agioi Saranta, Horefto, Fakistra, Kala Nera and many more. The refreshing waters of the Aegean sea and Pagasitic Gulf make Pelion a paradise in the summer. There is also a first rate ski centre operating in the winter season in Pelion. At the Agriolefkes ski centre, you can enjoy ski and winter sports in a truly unique and inspiring surrounding.