Mount Pelion (or Pilio) looks like the ideal place for hiking.
It is the very rich and variable vegetation, starting from the sea level until the top (1550m), with views over the Aegean Sea, that make every walk really beautiful and interesting, full of spots that look like photographs. Pelion is also full of nice, well mentained stone-built tracks (“kalderimia”) which give an ambient of originality in the whole scenery.
Damouchari is located on the north-eastern side of Mount Pelion, which is the greenest and the highest part of the mountain, just above the ocean (Aegean sea). Damouchari has always been a strategic location (it is the only natural harbour of the area and so it was being used for comercial reasons) and that is why some of the most beautiful stone-built mule tracks of the region start from here. Moreover, it is a really exceptional sensation to be for hiking holidays on the sea and to start your walking adventures from the sea level. You don’t find very easily the opportunity to walk within the same day from the level of the sea up to 1300 meters. This fact offers to people that love walking a unique hiking experience.
Bellow you can see some photos of the popular hike to Fakistra beach, from Damouchari, it takes around 1 hour to reach Fakistra.
We can advise and provide you with information on the numerous donkey paths & trails of our area but please note that we are not running guided tours.
Please see bellow for hiking operators in our area.