A scenic route to cultural beauty - Slow Travel destination: Lafkos.
The oldest ‘’Kafeneio’’ in Greece in Lafkos cultural village
A harbour for writers, artists and intellectuals
Once upon a time, in the late 15th century, when Pelion region was attacked by the Turks and the pirates, Lafkos village provided shelter to those at risk and enabled its population growth.
‘’Lafkos’’ means greyish-blue, and the village is located at 310 meters’ altitude, over-viewing the gulf of Pagasitikos and Milina’s Βay.
Lafkos is car-free and all vehicles have to be parked in one of the three public car parks on the outskirts of the village.
With a permanent population of less than 150 people, Lafkos adapts itself to the slow pace of nature during the winter season while in the summer months it becomes a lively cultural destination!
Grab the opportunity and explore the area on foot
Photo credits Dimitris Vourvoulias
Wandering in Lafkos cultural village
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Each one of them has a name! ’’Chatzi’’ and ‘’Touloumpa’’ springs built in 1800 and 1910 are the ‘must taste their water’’ natural springs in the village!
Eat like a local, eat Slow!
For Art Lovers
Parents, do not miss it!
The next stop is the primary school of Lafkos and the Folk Art Museum.
An exhibition of historical objects such as clay jars and traditional chests reveals the folk tradition of the village and the Pelion region.
Walking routes & Rock climbing
This circular walking trail is easy to follow, even if you are not experienced in hiking. The distance is 3,5 km and the walking time is approximately 60 minutes.
Lafkos, a harbour for intellectuals
Visit this exceptional Slow travel destination and explore Lafkos cultural village all year long!
In the nearby villages (Promiri 6km, Milina 5km, Argalisti 9km), there are three pharmacies and a Health Center in Argalasti, 9 kilometers away from Lafkos.
Don`t miss visiting ‘’Antonis Tavanis’’ Radio Museum!