Magnesia, a region of central Greece, is located about half way through Athens and Thessaloniki. It occupies the East side of Thessaly and its boundaries extend to the Northern Sporades islands of Skiathos, Skopelos and Alonnisos.
Volos, the capital of Magnesia, is one of the most attractive cities of Greece. Quite large, it has around 140,000 inhabitants and has also got one of the country’s most prominent ports.
The region around Volos is simply stunning and offers nature at its best, as well as important archaeological sites. Pelion, about an hour drive from Volos, has got breath-taking natural scenery, beautiful mountains, traditional villages, a ski centre and amazing beaches.
Damouchari in Pelion, where Mamma Mia was filmed, is the only natural port in the South of Pelion. It’s a beautiful traditional village with a path that takes you to Tsagarada and has the most beautiful views of the Aegean Sea.
How to get there:
By road: About 4 hours from Athens, and 3 hours from Thessaloniki
By train: 4 hours from Athens and 5 hours from Thessaloniki
Nearest airport: Volos international airport