In Tsagarada, at the main village square of Agia Paraskevi you will see the largest and oldest Plane tree in Europe! It is an amazing tree, reputed to be over 1000 years old, it has a circumference of over 13 meters and one of its branches is so large that is supported by a pillar. This is also where you will find the best Hotel and Restaurant in the whole of Pelion in general and Tsagarada in particular. The L. U. Hotel and Restaurant which is and ideal base to explore Greece's Best Kept Secret, The Pelion region.
Tsagarada is situated in the lushest mountain of Greece full of Chestnut and Plane Tree forests, (alt.550m), and is only 10min by car from the blue-flagged beach of Mylopotamos, (voted the third most Beautiful in Greece).
Tsagarada, Mouresi, is full of historical Neo-Classical mansions and beutifull old Churches and Chapels and has 4 lovely squares, (with nice restaurants and cafes), which are linked together by a well maintained network of stone paths, (called Kalderimis), ideal for walking and trekking through the forests.
In Tsagarada, as well as swimming in the Aegean sea, at some of the most spectacular cosarline full of unspoilt quite beaches, you can also enjoy organised Kanyoning, Tsagarada has the deepest gorges in Pelion, (Koutra, Milopotamos and Fakistra gorges to name but a few). In the Winter you can Ski at the nearby ski resort, (just 40 minutes away).
This is the most amazing and spectacular natural Paradise in Greece. You must visit it once and then you come back time and again! There are many things to keep you not just occupied but amazed in every turn. You can organise day trips from here, after a nice hearty breakfast at the L. U. to world famous Meteora or Delphi sites and still return in good time for Dinner.
To get here is easy as there are daily international flights throughout the year at the airport of Thessaloniki (airport code: SKG), which is three and a half hours easy motorway-driving away, going past Mount Olympus and the archaeological site of Dion en route to here. You can also flight to the city of Volos with it's airport (code: VOL), and Port.
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