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Ski

“Agriolefkes”, the winter sports center of Mt. Pelion, stands 2km away from the Chania of Pelion settlement, 8 km. from the Agios Lavrendios settlement and 27 km from the city of Volos. It spreads on Pelion Mountain, at an altitude of 1,171 m, which is surprisingly low for a ski center and lends it special characteristics concerning not only snow fall and terrain morphology but the climate as well.

There are 5 ski runs of a total length of 15km. Four of them are downhill runs FIS approved and the other a 5 km. cross-country ski run of unique natural beauty, since one skis down through beeches, wild poplars and chestnuts, with a view to the Aegean.

The sports center includes 3 car parks for over 800 cars, a shelter, a refreshment room, a restaurant, shops selling or hiring skiing equipment and snowboards, and, naturally, a first-aid clinic. There is also a ski and snowboard training center for children over 3, run by experienced specialist trainers.

If you are not a ski fan you can enjoy a ride up to the mountain and a cup of coffee in the warm atmosphere of the chalet, while marveling at the superb view unfolding before your eyes. The traditional style chalet of the sports center “Agriolefkes” serves a variety of drinks, coffees and other warm beverages together with traditional delicacies.