At the time of our latest update the only banks on the entire peninsula are the Agricultural Bank and National Bank in Zagora. There are future plans for a bank to be opened in Tsangarada.
A.T.M. machines in Zagora, Tsagarada, Portaria, Millies and Agria are very useful but should not be totally relied upon. All other banks and cash points are in and around Volos town. Bank opening times are from 0800-1330 hrs on weekdays.
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Lazy day, Pagasitic Gulf cruise. Delightful beaches, excellent swimming and a visit to Trikeri island.
Contact Fourways Travel, Kala Nera. Pelion. Tel. +30 2423 0 22423
Ferry boats from Volos to the Sporades Islands are run by Hellas Ferries. Tel+30 242131059 and a hydrofoil service by Hellas Hydrofoils (flying dolphins) Tel +30 242121626
Architecture. See "A".
Michalis Pornalis book "Pelion of Light and Colours" is a superb collection of photographs from the area and the introduction contains a brief history. A highly recommended souvenir.
Pornalis Publishing, Agiou Nikolaou 29, 38211 Volos.
"Greek Wild Flowers" by Helmut Baumann. A reference book combining history and myths of some of the 6,000 species of flowers in Greece.
1993, Herbert Press Ltd, 46 Northchurch Road London N1 4EJ
"Millies" by Helen Fay Stamati, describes the fascinating traditional craftsmanship and customs of the area.
Athenian Press Ltd, Peta 4 Plaka, 10558 Athens, Greece.
"The Rough Guide to Greece" by Mark Ellingham, Marc Dubin, John Fisher and Natania Jansz, has an excellent section on Pelion.
Tel. +44 020 7556 5000. www.roughguides.com
"Walks in Pilion" by Lance Chilton. The walks described are concentrated around the area of Tsagarada and Mouresi.
Marengo Publications, 17 Bernard Crescent, Hunstanton PE.36 6ER.
Tel. U.K. +44 01485 532710 e.mail marengo
firstname.lastname@example.org. Copies are also available from the "Footprints Walking Club" based at the Old Silk Store, Mouresi.
Walking Guide" by Niko Haratsi. (Only available in Greek). This book has recorded the prescence of the entire net-work of paths and mule tracks that crisscross Pelion and thanks to its existence is helping to keep them alive.
1995, Grafi, A.E. Kreontos 1 (Palia).
> Great SMALL Hotels in Greece, by Jacoline Vinke. email@example.com. Published by Explorer.18 Fidiou St 106 78 Athens Greece. Tel +30 210-3811815.
The local and long distance buses are run by the company K.T.E.L. The main bus station is in Volos. K.T.E.L operate a service on a regular basis to Athens and Thessaloniki and other large towns. The service around the Pelion Peninsula is comprehensive but with few buses a day to some of the remoter villages. It would be fair to say that the bus timetable is geared more to the needs of the locals than those of the tourists. Blue buses operate only in Volos and its suberbs. Long distance buses are green. When holiday-makers visit Volos they would be well advised to alight and board their bus at the terminus.
On the peninsula business hours are very flexible with many establishments open from morning until evening. In Volos however, opening times and closing times are determined by fairly strict regulations. Shop opening times vary depending on type of business, but a general guideline is from 0830 until 1330 and again in the evening from 1730 -2000 (except on Monday, Wednesday and Saturday). On Sunday everything is closed.
Some supermarkets are open from eight to eight except on Sundays.