Room facilities:Air Condition, Bar, Gym, Mini bar, Restaurant, Room service, Telephone, TV
The hotel complex Dryades (see below Dryads in Greek Mythology)is located in the traditional village of Pelion, named Agios Lavrentios and consists of a 1860 manor house, which has been converted into a luxurious guesthouse and the newly – built premises, where the rustic touch of the wooden and stone constructions coexists with the modern decoration and facilities.
The cosy setting of the hotel combined with the marvellous scenery make it a perfect place for extended stays and romantic getaways all year round.
Just let yourself relax and you will be transferred to the mythical world of the Dryads: the fairies of the forest.
All 18 rooms are tastefully furnished offering all the modern amenities a discerning visitor should expect, including:
- Autonomous heating
- Orthopaedic mattresses,
- Bath tub,
- Heated towel rail,
- Fireplace in most rooms
- Balconies/verandas with view
- Hydro massage system in 2 rooms
The stylish en suite bathrooms feature hand-crafted washbasins and toiletries while 2 of them are equipped with hydro massage systems.
Most of the rooms open to private balconies where the guest can enjoy a panoramic view of Pagasitikos Gulf.
In the morning you will be treated to a hearty breakfast with local produce and home-made specialties.
The open fire of the hotel living room creates a truly romantic atmosphere where you enjoy your drink or beverage while in the family-run restaurant you can sample the local home-made delicacies.
- Reception area
- Living room with satellite TV and fireplace
- Table Games
- Garden with a panoramic view
- Terrace Furniture
- Free Wi-Fi Internet in all spaces
- Cafe – bar
- Daily cleaning
Free parking area
- Fire stysten protection
- Baby Cot
- Non smoking rooms
- Wedding and social events organization
- Bus station in a short distance
- Splendid home-made breakfast
- Dining room
- Restaurant: A separate chapter of Dryades and a reference point of guests is its restaurant, where local dishes, prepared with the culinary art of “mom Rena” using fresh natural ingredients will steal your heart!
– HORSE RIDING: Get to know the village on horseback or alternatively take a rejuvenating ride in the village forest of beech and chestnut trees.
– TREKKING: For those who like walking, there are a host of paths, providing walks of varying levels of difficulty. Visit the nearby villages of Drakia, Hania and Agios Vlasios.
– JEEP SAFARI: If you own a 4X4 vehicle you are recommended to follow the rural road that leads to the ski resort of Hania through a dense forest of unique fauna and flora.
– ONE-DAY TRIPS THE NEARBY ISLANDS OF SPORADES: The ideal location of the village, just 22 km from the port of Volos, makes it a perfect base for expeditions not only to the islands of Skiathos, Skopelos and Alonissos but all over Greece.
– TOUR OF PELION: If you have a car you shouldn’t miss going on a tour of Pelion so that you visit the rest of the villages that are found scattered in the mountain of the Centaurs.
– WINTER SPORTS: If you are snow lovers you can try skiing, snow-boarding and mountain skiing at the ski resort of Agriolefkes (about 30 km).
The village Agios Lavrentios boasts a well-preserved network of cobblestone streets, so the more romantic ones can wander through the village making a stop at the numerous imposing mansions built in the traditional Pelion architectural style with thick stone walls and slate roofs. The village square is the place to find the village’s traditional cafes and enjoy your “tsipouro” (an alcoholic drink that tastes like ouzo) under the tall plane trees.
The village also has a very rich religious history since in the years to follow, when Greece was still under Turkish occupation (1686), a young man coming from Agios Lavrentios was tortured to death in Constantinople. Agios Apostolos was decapitated and his head was thrown into a boat which later arrived in Agria, a small seaside town very close to his birthplace. After being canonized, a lot of miracles are attributed to him and on the 16th of August a lot of pilgrims come to visit the church of St Apostolos. Other places of religious interest are the churches of St Dimitrios and St Athanasios Well worth a visit is also thechapel of Panagia Souravlou situated in a dense chestnut forest within walking distance of the village.
DRYADS IN GREEK MYTHOLOGY
A dryad is a tree nymph, or female tree spirit, in Greek mythology. The lives of the dryads are connected with that of the trees; should the tree perish, then she dies with it. If this is caused by a mortal, the gods will punish him for that deed. The dryads themselves will also punish any thoughtless mortal who would somehow injure the trees. Famous Dryads were Eurydice, Erato, Figalia and Tithorea.
- Air Condition
[:en]Pelion, Magnesia [:ru]Пилио, Магнисия
Pelion mount, the paradise of Greece…
Travelling through the mountain or by the sea, either way is equally scenic and breathtaking.
Scattered across the Peninsula are over 70 Pelion villages, all varying in size, from the famous mountainous villages of Tsagarada, Portaria and Zagora, to the beautiful coastal resorts of Kala Nera, Milina and Platanias.
An area of great natural beauty harmoniously blending Lush Mountain landscapes withazure seascapes. Pelion is full of magic and scenes of extreme beauty, and is the ideal destination to visit all year round.
Pelion I love you…
From Athens to Volos 320 km
From Thessaloniki to Volos 215 km
From Igoumenitsa port to Volos 365 km
Agxialos airport and Skiathos airport