The beachside village of Horefto can be found on the Northeast side of Pelion, the region of Zagora panorama icon seaport and seaside resort. Though located 52km from Volos, is very easily reached, and is well organized with a 2.5km long sandy beach, the largest in the region of Pelion. As well as the golden sands and clear blue waters that entice visitors there is a small river dividing the beach giving it a more exotic feel. There are some pretty cafeterias and restaurants right on the water’s edge and thanks to the river the water is also great for fishing!

Tradition says the name of the village, which means dance, comes from the victory dance the villagers did when they celebrated the defeat of the Persian King, Xerxes. Another version claims it comes from the village feast of John the Baptist on the 29th August.

The church of Agios Nikolaos (St Nicholas) is worth paying a visit to see the interesting frescoes and the intricately carved wooden icon and small temple of St John the Baptist.

A lush green footpath leads down towards the beautiful sandy beaches of Parisaina and Analpsi.


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