Villa Christina

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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 area of Magnesia is also rich in archaeological sites including Fthiotic Thebes (Nea Anchialos), Prehistoric Dimini,Sesklo and Dimitras. Volos has an excellent archaeological museum as does Almyros.  You will find full details of these in the information folder at the house.


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.

South of Amaliapolis is the small port of Glifa which has a daily ferry link (only 15 minutes crossing) to the island of Evia (Euboia) so you can stay in Amaliapolis and visit Evia as well.

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!

If you're thinking of hiring a car this site has some pretty good rates so CLICK HERE