A small island at the entrance of Pagasitikos gulf, Paleo Trikeri is home to a beautiful little village and a couple of taverns. A great place to moor your yacht rental in Volos, it offers spectacular views to Skiathos, Southern Evia and the western region of Pelion.
A short walk from the village is the 19th century monastery of Evangelistrias. This monastery is worth a visit for its ecclesiastical and rural-folklore exhibits.
1. Aphetka Beach
Paleo Trikeri is a small island in the Gulf of Volos. It has a monastery and only a few shops, bars and tavernas. It is not connected to the mainland but accessed by boats from the village of Alogioporos.
There are no cars on the island, and you can walk around it very easily. There are two beaches that are worth a visit. The first is called Potistika Beach, a long golden sandy beach with large rocks in the sea. The other is Melani Beach, which is separated from Potistika by a large rock formation.
The monastery of Panagia Evangelistria is located on the island. It was built in the 19th century. During the Greek Civil War, it was used as a camp for women with leftist political beliefs. The island is a wonderful place to visit and is not very busy. It also has a beautiful nature area. There are also a lot of places where you can see dolphins.
2. Agia Sophia Beach
The quiet, undeveloped beaches of the Trikeri Peninsula offer a tranquil hideaway from the noise of the city. The village of Agia Kyriaki is charming and home to many fish tavernas. In addition, the harbor is full of quaint old houses that give it an island vibe.
The beach at Agia Sophia is white-pebbled and has crystal clear deep waters. It is not organized, but there are a few Greek family tavernas nearby.
On the eastern side of the island you can see the remains of a fortress used to protect the village from pirate raids in the 16th century. You can also visit the Evangelistrias monastery which has a small museum with ecclesiastical and rural-folklore exhibits.
3. Prasini Ammos Beach
Located in the southern part of Paleo Trikeri, Prasini Ammos is a beach with crystal turquoise water and golden sand. It is an ideal place for those looking for a relaxing getaway. Besides swimming and sunbathing, you can also do some other activities like hiking or snorkeling.
It is one of the most beautiful beaches in the area, offering stunning views and an amazing landscape. You can even see as far as Skiathos, Evia and the western region of Magnesia from here.
This is a tiny island nested in the Pagasitiko Gulf and one of Pelion’s lesser-known idylls. There are no cars on the island, and most of its infrastructure consists of hiking trails. There are just a few streets, not more than 40 houses and a few taverns on the island. The monastery on the island dates back to the 19th century and is worth visiting. The village of Paleo Trikeri is also quite picturesque and a perfect place to visit.
4. Kotes Beach
Kottes Beach is an enchanting beach that can be found in the southern part of the island and it is one of the best beaches to visit in Paleo Trikeri. It is a perfect place to relax and enjoy your time at the seaside with crystal clear waters and an environment that is fragrant with summer and tradition.
The beach is famous for its sandbar that appears during low tide. It is a magical site and it will definitely leave you speechless. Moreover, the water in front of the beach is crystal clear and you can swim in it without any problems.
The village of Old Trikeri is the most enchanting place in Pelion, as it is filled with the spirit of summer and tradition. It is also a place that will make you fall in love with nature and its beauty. In this idyll, you will find beautiful olive groves and lovely rocky beaches that are ideal for low-key vacations.