Mount Pelion

The beautiful Pelion peninsula is situated in the prefecture of Magnesia in Thessaly, Central Greece, and offers visitors memories and holidays that they will never forget.

Scattered across the Peninsula are over 70 Pelion villages, all varying in size, from the famous mountainous villages of Tsagarada, Portaria and Zagora, to the beautiful coastal resorts of Kala Nera, Milina and Platanias.

During the summer there are many lovely beaches where you can visit, with sparkling crystal clean waters and golden sandy beaches. The blue waters of the Pagasitic Gulf and Aegean Sea are simply superb, and are perfect for bathing, watersports and relaxation. According to our mythology, the Centaurs lived there. Furthermore, the twelve gods of Olympus used to spend their summertime on Pelion, taking advantage of its beauties. Sometimes myths do not lie, regarding Pelion, they showcase the wilderness of beauty which combines with some of the most beautiful beaches that Greece has to offer.

Full of traditional villages, Pelion had the first train ever in Greece that connected a city with a mountain. We can still see the only rivet bridge in the world which is still in use, a more than a thousand-year-old platanas tree, a wide view of the Aegean sea, of our area and of course go swimming.

Food won’t disappoint you at all! On the contrary, it’s always a unique experience. Pelion is a mountain that the locals, are proud of, and visit on a regular basis.

Portaria is one of the most cosmopolitan villages of Pelion, bustling with life since it hosts visitors throughout the year. Situated at the foot of Mount Pelion, it’s the first village one gets to from Volos. Its popularity as a travel destination and its accompanying cosmopolitanism spring from its vicinity both to a skiing resort and also to the sea. Luxurious hotels, traditional hostels, rooms to let, restaurants and tavernas, coffee shops, bars, and shops selling souvenirs and traditional folk art items meet all visitors’ tastes and needs.

Conference Hotel

How to reach the conference hotel

Pelion can be reached from both Thessaloniki and Athens airport by car.

There will be a conference shuttle bus leaving from Thessaloniki airport on October 29th, and October 30th, and on November 3d.