Platanias ( Pelion Greece ) is a beautiful seaside village in the southeast side of Mount Pilion, 62 km from Volos, just across Skiathos. From its picturesque port, visitors can have a day cruise in Sporades islands. The sandy beach has crystal clear water and is well organized with sunbeds, a bar, taverns, a camping and many tourist accommodations. The footpaths lead through the fields and olive trees to other small coasts like Mikro, a scenic small beach with golden sand and turquoise waters. The monastery of Agios Spyridon with the stunning hagiography is worth seeing, as it is a unique religious and historic monument.