Global hospitality brand, Selina has just introduced its first Greece hotel, the Selina Centavrus Pelion at the iconic “Balcony of Mount Pelion.” The hotel is a near-perfect mix of a hostel and an innovative boutique hotel experience set in amazing nature.
This stunning hotel at the beautiful village of Makrinitsa provides a breathtaking experience reminiscent of 19th-century luxury. Situated in a perfect latitude in between mountains and sea, the complex of five traditional mansions transformed into Selina Centavrus Pelion is brilliant. The motto of Selina is carried forth perfectly at this new Greek stay. ” Selina: stay, eat, work, surf, explore, and find a deeper connection with the world,” is nowhere more enticing than in this part of Greece.
Come say that the Mount Pelion peninsula of Magnesia is the most beautiful region in Greece. The mountains and sea here are the epitome of the word “bountiful” with vast stretches of olive and pines trees, apple orchards, waterfalls, springs, and some of Greece’s most picturesque villages. And the gastronomy here is unbelievable.
The Selina Centavrus Pelion offers accommodations to suit every budget and every vacation dream. Whether you desire a backpacking nomadic stay or a jet-set adventure, this amazing new hotel has what it takes to deliver that experience. From 6-bed community rooms to a stunning suite, Selina has created a hospitality choice that is innovative and chic at the same time.
There’s DJ action, culinary adventures, live music, wellness magic, the list of activities and offers is truly too long to list. Take your morning exercise routine, imagine yoga moments overlooking the magnificent port of Volos. And Selina Centavrus Pelion is the perfect hub from which guests can really live like the locals of Markrinitsa.
Selina offers tours and experiences for all tastes, such as bike rides, walks in the village, mountain hiking and sea kayak adventures (€20 euro). There’s innumerable local culture, nature, and ecotourism experiences to be had, as well. All are tailormade in close collaboration with locals to ensure travelers tap into an authentic local vein, not a tourist trap.
As its backdrop, Selina Centavrus Pelion has the mythic Mount Pelion, which forms the natural borderline between Magnesia and the Aegean Sea. The region is world-famous for hiking, mountaineering, biking, and even snowboarding in winter months. And some of Greece’s best beaches are here, as well. Guests can the stunning crystal waters off Mylopotamos, Agioi Saranda and Fakistra, to name a few. Then there are cultural experiences. The hotel sits in the midst of antiquity, fascinating churches, local farms, and tsipouro (raki) distilleries renowned all over Greece.
Family rooms at let for just under €250 euro for 3 nights in high season and standard rooms are about half that.
Getting there: Nearby airports include Volos Airport (VOL), Skiathos (JSI), or, alternatively, Thessaloniki (SKG) or Athens (ATH). Selina Makrinitsa is just over an hour by car from VOL or you can take the KTEL bus to Volos. Find the KTEL bus station (5€ and the buses wait for every flight, so don’t worry about finding one) and then take the KTEL bus to Makrinitsa (1.8€, 8-10 buses per day). For UK residents, easyJet flights now take you from Gatwick to Volos airport in 3½ hours.