In few weeks time we are off to the Pelion staying in a villa in Afissos. The package includes a hire car. We have been to the Pelion about 12 years ago when we stayed in Platanias. We didn't have a car then so although we have seen some of the region we'd like to see quite a bit more. My husband drives and has no fear of heights or sheer drops. However I am the total opposite so I would really like to avoid the really awful roads and go elsewhere or do a detour. I am already aware from a previous post that the road from Afissos to Lefokastro is best avoided. Anyone who can tell me which roads I should avoid and a possible alternative route I would be very grateful. I have found the roads to Myrtos and to Assos in Kefalonia quite chilling and many of the roads in Ithaca which hang on the edge of a sheer drop were even worse. I coped much better with Skopelos, Paxos and Lefkas. Also any recommended tavernas in the Afissos area would be welcome and the availability of ATMs, banks or exchange facilities in the area as we don't really want to carry large amounts of cash.