If there was a contest for the best square in Pelion, the square in Lafkos would rank in the top three.
Adorned along the sides with the works by the sculptor Thanasis Fambas, the square has a huge plane tree in the middle surrounded by small tavernas playing folk music, a traditional old bakery which makes the best cheese bread, a museum dedicated to the glory days of radio, a bell tower that stands tall over the square, and the oldest known traditional coffee shop in Greece dating back to 1785.
And that’s not all. Lafkos is probably the most characteristic village of old Pelion, from the very entrance to the last building. Well-preserved houses, restored mansions, colourful courtyards and paved streets criss-crossing the village, all combine to make up an architectural backdrop that has endured from the early settlement until the present day. Guest houses and rooms to let offer breathtaking views of the Pagasitikos Gulf and Milina, while the ‘Friends of the Kalderimi’ can advise you on the best hiking trails to explore.