Volos - Pelion
Tokalis Boutique Hotel & Spa is only 15 minutes away from Volos. Hence, it offers you the opportunity to have a taste of the big city’s beauty, its modern shopping centre, its famous “tsipouradika” and coffee bars along the beach, as well as its great museums and monuments. You may also find some of the famous crystal-clear water beaches in the country around Volos and Pelion, and dozens of alternative places to visit every day.
You may also visit the beautiful stone-built villages in Pelion and admire their unique traditional colour and the picturesque alleys. Take a stroll in the lush nature, enjoy extreme sports, horse riding or yoga in nature, try local delicacies and immerse yourselves in the breathtaking view of the Pagasetic Gulf and the Aegean sea.
At the top of the mountain home of the Centaurs you will find Pelion ski centre, “Agriolefkes”, 2 km away from Chania, Pelion, and 27 km from Volos. There are three parking lots fitting more than 800 cars, a chalet, a restaurant, ski & snowboard equipment rental-sale, and a doctor’s office.
In addition, there is a ski & snowboarding school that offers special training for children aged 3 years old and over by experienced instructors.
- A ride with the historic little train of Pelion
the legendary “Moutzouris”, a magnificent route along the slopes of Mt Pelion
- Trikeri Island
at the southernmost tip of Magnesia, accessible only by sea
- Athanasakeion Archaeological Museum of Volos
the central archaeological museum of Magnesia and one of the oldest too
- The Rooftile and Brickworks Museum N. & S. Tsalapatas
a rare example of a surviving industrial complex in Greece
- Volos Natural History Museum
since 2012 its exhibits have gained the interest of all ages.
- Thessaly Railway Museum
the museum preserves and exhibits rich documentary and relic material of railway history
Activities in Nea Anchialos
There are various dining and entertainment venues within a walking distance from our hotel that have long been a reference point for the nightlife of Nea Anchialos.
Your stay in the town is getting more interesting and enjoyable if you visit the restaurants and coffee bars with their deck chairs along the beach, as well as the traditional seaside “tsipouradika” to taste local tsipouro and delicacies.
Of course, apart from the beachfront taverns (“tsipouradika”) and café, there are various other places in the centre of Nea Anchialos to meet every need and taste, such as traditional coffee houses, grills, restaurants, takeaways, crepe houses, bars, etc.
Having fun in Nea Anchialos cannot but end with a night out for a drink and good music at one of the few beach bars that are open all year round organizing events and lives, especially during the summer.
And if you are lucky to visit Nea Anchialos during the summer, you should not miss the biggest event in the region, the Wine Festival.
The Wine Festival of Nea Anchialos is an institution in this town, since it was first organized in 1960, and there is always much excitement and fun similar to the one that existed during the grape harvest in Anchialos of Eastern Rumelia.
Continuing this tradition, the Wine Festival of Nea Anchialos is held every August attracting a large number of visitors from Volos and the wider area of Thessaly. It is an event with plenty of free wine, music, famous artists and folk dance next to the sea.
During your stay at Tokalis Hotel, you should not miss the opportunity to visit the Nothern Sporades Islands, Skiathos, Skopelos, Alonissos, which are part of Magnesia and easily accessible with daily ferries departing from the port of Volos and other smaller ports in the surrounding area.
Skiathos is a cosmopolitan island and the closest one to Magnesia. It attracts many visitors of the wider region of Volos, since the one-day cruises to the island offer a unique opportunity a short getaway and experience of Skiathos’ beauty without having to stay overnight.
Ask us about ferry timetables to Skiathos departing almost every day from the nearby ports of Amaliapolis and Achilleio and we will help you organize your own trip/getaway alongside a unique guided tour with fun, singing and dancing on the deck during the trip.
Starting from Tokalis Boutique Hotel & Spa you can visit nearby areas with important religious monuments such as:
The Meteora is one of the most popular tourist attractions in Greece, with visitors from all around the world due to the great religious and morphological interest it presents. It is situated in Kalambaka city (less than two hours away).
The monastery of Panagia Xenia
It takes only 30 minutes to reach the two great monasteries of Panagia (=Saint) Xenia in Sourpi of Apmuros, which were founded in the late 10th century.
The monastery of Panagia Odigitria
The Holy Monastery of Panagia Odigitria was founded in 1961 and is located 12 km away from Volos, near Portaria of Pelion at an altitude of 620 metres, overlooking Volos and the Pagasetic Gulf.