The nearest town to this holiday rental is Almyros which has banks and other amenities
only 20 mins drive away.
Volos, from whence Jason and the Argonauts are
said to have set sail, is a bustling small city with a wide range of
shops, restaurants and ferry links to
nearby islands such as Skiathos, Alonissos and Skopelos. It has a very attractive water front with numerous restaurants and bars. Indeed, Volos is famous for its ouzeries (tsipouradika) or bars where you can have the local aniseed drink, called tsipouro, which is simiular to ouzo, accompanied by small plates of mezzes,(appetizers), rather like Greek tapas. For a video tour of Volos click here
The Pelion Peninsula is also within driving
distance from this villa with beautiful scenery, historic mountain villages and seaside
resorts - a good day trip. In winter there is even a ski resort at Agriolefkes on
the peninsula! Click here for a snow report!
Further afield you can visit classical Delphi
(approx.120km), the Byzantine monasteries of Meteora (approx.180km) or the
fantastic but not much visited Hellenistic/Roman site of ancient Dion (approx. 170km).
Scenic Lake Plastiras, a manmade reservoir,
is also worth a visit.
In fact the villa makes an ideal base for exploring all of mainland Greece, with easy access to the E75 motorway linking it to the Greek road network. Be adventurous and go exploring!