A fishing village in the sweeping south of the Pelion peninsula, Platanias is a picturesque spot to while away some time. The views out to sea are simply spectacular, and a small but perfect stretch of sandy beach is a local hub for socialising or relaxing. A short walk along the weaving coastline takes you to neighbouring Mikro Beach, with its rugged appeal and shallow turquoise waters.
The small port at Platanias is an incredible place to explore a collection of rustic fish tavernas, each serving the freshest catch of the day, courtesy of the local fishermen. The port is also where day trippers can join a cruise or grab a water taxi to the nearby island of Skiathos, which is just 25 minutes away.
Platanias may seem like a laid-back village today, but it was a vital trading port in the 19th century, and is actually built on the site of an ancient city. Visitors soak up the feeling of history while wandering around this magical locality. Plentiful meze bars, restaurants and shops selling souvenirs and locally produced olive products are all on hand to complete a perfect visit.
For those who can bear to pull themselves away from Platanias, the small city of Volos is just 40 miles away, while the numerous villages and coastal coves of the Pelion peninsula are ripe for local exploration.
Please note we offer flights via Skiathos and Volos to Pelion Peninsula including transfers.