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A WEEK IN AGIOS IOANNIS, PELION - GREECE
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The place that ancient Gods chose to have their weddings and celebrations! A week full of activities for all the family, including a boat trip with snorkelling and diving, an amazing journey riding one of the oldest trains in the world, picnics in nature, a walk in the trail of the Centaurs, traditional archery and pony riding, sea-kayaking sessions, a visit to a traditional animal farm, Greek cooking class…
You will also have free time for relaxation, chilling out, walking on the beach, swimming even shopping... Kids will have enough free time to play on the beach, or do activities at the hotel!
Everything made-to-measure to the ages and tastes of the little travellers. Enjoy the relaxing swimming in clear waters, the delicious lunches in various traditional tavernas and the amazing walks in the pretty virgin territory, fresh and green land all year round. All included in this family friendly holiday!
This July, live an unforgettable adventure and experience the magical wonders that the eastern part of Pelion has to offer! We promise that little travellers will enjoy every minute.
“Pelion is a place of great natural beauty.”
Pelion - the half-island in the Aegean Sea
It is a large mountain dotted with traditional villages, grey stone roofs, elegant houses and paved paths and exotic beaches. On the eastern side of the peninsula, there are wonderful beaches with exotic blue water.
Agios Ioannis, where we will stay, is the most popular child-friendly beach for summer holidays in Pelion. Its trees and fabulous waters combining together are forming a landscape of dreams, giving to the place a magical tone.
The unique family vacation with activities in Greece
Everything made-to-measure to the ages and tastes of the little travellers
The holiday is intended for families with children over 3 years old.
Dates: 21 – 28 July 2018
Accommodation: Kentrikon Boutique Hotel, Agios Ioannis
The hotel suits families because of its spacious rooms and various common rooms that children can spend time occupying themselves in activities like drawing, painting and playing. All rooms have their own private entrance, spacious bathrooms, TV, free WiFi, tea-coffee compliments and other facilities (see at www.kentrikon-pelion.gr)
It is located in a quiet part of the village, 30 meters from Agios Ioannis beach and 500 meters from Papa Nero and Plaka beaches, an amazing beaches with crystal water. The atrium of the hotel overlooks the Aegean Sea and offers unique views of the blue Greek sky and the hotel grounds, which are encircled by a flowery setting.
Breakfast at Kentrikon Boutique Hotel is a ritual, a journey to the past and present of gastronomy. The hostess offers flavours based on traditional local products in a rich breakfast buffet. Every day there is freshly baked bread, homemade marmalades, traditional cheese bread and olive bread, freshly baked biscuits, fresh fruit and freshly baked baguettes. The traditional pies, every day a different flavour, are famous.
PriceFrom £3150 for a family of 3 and from £3450 for a family of 4
Price include:- Accommodation for 7 nights in Kentrikon Boutique Hotel - Transfers to and from the Volos airport - Breakfasts, lunches and dinners - All activities and transfers - A Tour Group Guide present at all times during transfers and activities
Flights (not included):London Gatwick Airport (LGW) - Volos Airport (VOL) Depart: Fri 21 Jul 2018 06:00 - Arrive: Fri 21 Jul 2017 11:20 Volos Airport (VOL) - London Gatwick Airport (LGW) Depart: Fri 28 Jul 2018 12:00 - Arrive: Fri 28 Jul 2017 13:20
Friday, Day 1: Arrival & meet the place
Arrival at the hotel and check in. After lunch, we will take a walk for a first sight of the Agios Ioannis and we will have dinner in a traditional taverna. After dinner, we will meet in the lobby of the hotel where we will talk you through the program of the next few days.
Saturday, Day 2: Boat trip, snorkeling, diving
After breakfast at the hotel, we will walk to the small port of Ayios Ioannis. There, we will hop on mini boats and their experienced drivers will take us to the eastern Aegean coast of Pelion Mountain. As a private tour, the durationan and the speed can be adjusted to the taste of the family. We will head to the mystical cove Damouchari – where scenes from the film Mama Mia were shot – and then to Fakistra’s Cave.Next up we will find Mylopotamos with the azure water and Limnionas with its wild beauty; the children will enjoy diving here or snorkelling around the rocks full of marine life. After 3-4 hours, we will be back at the port and have lunch in a traditional taverna. Following we will have some free time to rest or swim, and after dinner we can meet again to discuss the next day's program.
* If the weather does not allow, the excursion with the boats will happen on another day and be replaced with another excursion for today.
Sunday, Day 3: Retro journey on the Little Train of Pelion
After breakfast, you will have some free time for swimming and at noon we will depart by busses for the village Milies. On arrival we will walk through a path, where we will have a picnic in nature, and then we will continue towards the centre of the traditional village. From there we will start an amazing journey for one and a half hour and experience a ride on the famous train of Pelion, which was built in 1895.
This will be a great experience for children who love rides on trains. In this itinerary we can learn one of the most characteristic railway lines in the world (60 cm wide narrow gauge railway). After our arrival back to the terminal we will be transferred in one of the beautiful beaches of Pagasitikos Gulf for a quick swim. In late afternoon we will return by bus to the hotel in Agios Ioannis (about an hour). In the evening we will be offered dinner in a little traditional taverna close to the hotel.
Monday, Day 4 - Free Time:
Free day for swimming, walking on the beaches, shopping. Lunch and dinner included. The children can do activities at the hotel for example they can draw the view of the blue sea from the veranda of the hotel, or they can play at the beach with beach toys that we can provide.
Optional activity (extra charge): One day trip with a boat at Pagasitikos Gulf, visit to the tiny island Trikeri and swimming in little beaches. Departure for this trip from Kala Nera at the central part of Pelion.
Tuesday, Day 5: Mamma Mia & Sea KayakingAfter breakfast we will go to Damouchari, at the place where scenes from Mamma Mia! were shot, on a 15-minutes mini bus drive. There, we will have a sea kayak trip with an experienced teacher for about 1.5-2 hours to experience the sport in these clean waters. This will be made-to-measure to little travellers’ ages. Then we will dine in a traditional restaurant. The afternoon is free for relaxation and swimming and chilling out. The children can do activities at the hotel. In the evening we will dine in a taverna close to the hotel.
Wednesday, Day 6: Local farm & cooking classes (on request, not included)After breakfast we will be transferred to the Portaria village, about 45 minutes drive, and we will the local Karaiskos Farm: Children will love a fairy tale green world with an amazing variety of plants and trees, they can collect some fruits or vegetables, play with Pony, see the chicken and find some eggs, meet the sheeps and goats. In thi farm with animals and herbs we will live the experience of the traditional way of living. Younger travellers will love to hold and stroke animals, try to cook with locals and enjoy a great picnic on nature! Back to the hotel for relaxation or swim and in the afternoon we will have a dinner and rest.
Thursday, Day 7- Free Time:Free day for swimming, walking on the beaches, shopping. Lunch and dinner included.
Friday, Day 8 - Bye Bye Greece! :-)After breakfast, we will get ready departure, photographs and farewell. Transfer to the airport and departure for London.
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