During your stay in Nea Anchialos there are plenty or interesting places to visit as a half day or full day tour. Here we are presenting you some tour proposal for your convenience.
Nea Anchialos Archaeological Site
Fthiotides Thebes, one of the most significant centers of Early Christian Eastern Roman Thessaly, was developed at the area where today’s city of Nea Anchialos spreads out. The most important findings of the area are extant parts of early Christian churches, chronologically dated around the 5th and 6th centuries AD. Among the relics of these Early Christian churches and other public buildings and baths of the city, prominent are the splendid mosaics found preserved in rather good condition.
Folklore Museum George Dionyssiou
You can visit the private folk museum of folklore “To Aletri” of George Dionyssiou, a local folklorist and author of several books, who has created it since to1982 at his ground floor of his house. The collection includes traditional rural life objects, costumes, utensils, tools, photos, etc. and traditional occupations. Address: 15, Agiou Georgiou Str. Nea Anchialos – Tel: +30 2428077733
Volos Archaeological Museum
The museum, one of the most significant Greek museums of a prototypal layout, a donation by Alexios Athanasakis, was built in1909. Neolithic findings from the settlements of Sesklo and Dimini are exposed in its rooms, clay figurines, geometric period utensils from the castle of Volos, from Pefkakia, Neapoli and the greater Thessalian territory, classical sculptures, rare articulated figurines, relieves of the Alexander of Dimitrias period. Exhibits of exceptional importance are the rare written steles, preserving 3rd century BC elements of Ancient Greek Painting on marble.
Open all year 8:00 to 15:00 (closed on Mondays). Ticket costs 2 Euro.
Pelion Mountain – The Mountain of Centaurs
Pelion the mountain of the Centaurs was chosen by The Twelve Olympians Gods as a summer residence.
Today thousands of tourists from all over the world visit it all year round. Here the visitors can taste the delicious fruits of Pelion, the famous sweet candied fruits and preserves, as well as the strong flavours of the local cuisine. Architectural villages adorn the slopes of Pelion built on a densely forested region with abundant waters springing up from everywhere.
A MUST to see while you are in the area is Meteora which is 150 Klm drive. Meteora is an area in Thessaly and Kalampaka is the city under the rock towers of Meteora. The thing that makes Meteora so special is the monasteries on the top of the rock towers. The monasteries, the amount of peaks to climb and the paths for hiking brings in Meteora the whole year many tourists.
Neolithic settlements of Dimini-Sesklo
Visit the Neolithic settlements in the areas of Dimini and Sesklo which were inhabited by the 5 th millennium BC. Automatic guided tour in Greek and English. Open every day except Monday 8:30 to 15:00. Tel: +30 2421085960
Visit the island of Papadiamandis and go around at the streets where part of “Mamma Mia” movies was filmed. Explore island beuties and the emerald beaches