We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
The latest reviews. The lowest prices. The perfect place to shop for hotels.

“Really pleasent village with some good tavernas” 4 of 5 bubbles
Review of Horto

Ranked #1 of 3 things to do in Zagora
Attraction details
Guernsey
Level Contributor
104 reviews
18 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
“Really pleasent village with some good tavernas”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 October 2013

I recently spent a week in the village of Horto on the Pelion Peninsular. Although it was slightly off-season I was pleasantly surprised by the fact that it wasn't too touristy. The buildings were very attractive examples of traditional local vernacular architecture - with one very unfortunate concrete monstrosity built in the 1970s. It also benefits from being slightly off the main road - although the wider village straddles both sides of the road. Really liked the food too. In particular I was really impressed by a tavern called [from memory] The Petrina. That name may not be exactly right but their food certainly was, as was the friendly atmosphere. Went there several times.

Visited October 2013
Helpful?
4 Thank RufusRoffey
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Write a Review

8 reviews from our community

Visitor rating
    6
    2
    0
    0
    0
Date | Rating
  • English first
  • Greek first
  • Hebrew first
  • Any
English first
GREECE&CYPRUS
Level Contributor
1,519 reviews
708 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2,859 helpful votes
“Breathtaking Sunsets, Unbeattable Coves!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 August 2013

Horto is a couple of kms before Milina and I included it in my 16 day tour to Pelion. I had never expected it to be so beautiful. Both Horto and Milina are embedded into green landscape but quite different from the mountainous Pelion.

Here you will see plenty of silver-shining olive groves.
There is a small mooring upon entering the village and there are plenty of amazingly beautiful coves, and crystal clear waters around. The magic with these coves is that the colour of the water changes depending where the sun is. Sometimes the water seems green although it is clear and crystal.

I will surely consider spending at least 3 nights at Horto and also at Milina on my coming trip to Pelion before driving northern up to the beautiful mountains with the chestnut, apple and cherry trees and the wood with lush greenery.

I urge people who plan visiting Pelion to count these two villages in. The Pagasitikos gulf is beautiful, and if you are romantic you can enjoy the most stunning and breathtaking sunsets here.

Visited July 2013
Helpful?
3 Thank greekcypriot2009
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Athens
Level Contributor
193 reviews
73 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 112 helpful votes
“Such a beautiful village!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 August 2013

Very picturesque village near the beach in Pagasitikos Gulf. Worth a visit. On the way you will find some truly amazing beaches really ideal for a swim!

Visited August 2013
Helpful?
2 Thank CreteBlue
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC

Travellers who viewed Horto also viewed

Milina, Magnesia Region
Tsagkarada, Magnesia Region
 
Chorefton, Magnesia Region
Chorefton, Magnesia Region
 

Been to Horto? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Owners: What's your side of the story?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing