Originally a small fishing harbor, today Kala Nera is one of the more famous resorts of West Pelion
. It is preferred both for its long beach and its proximity to Volos
(20 minutes), easily accessible via the main coastal road.
The name of the village literally means "good waters" and according to some sources it is because of the fresh water springs gushing out in abundance in the area. The beach is more than 500 meters long, as it is wider in the north end and gradually gets narrower in the south end. In the summer Kala Nera gets very lively, with lots of cafes and restaurants at the promenade. Most of the beach is occupied by sunbeds and parasols to rent, and the free zone has high thick trees behind the beach which provide natural shadow in the heat. The sand is coarse, mixed with tiny pebbles. Like the rest beaches of Pelion facing the Pagasitikos gulf, Kala Nera is very sheltered from winds and the sea is always calm and suitable for kids.
The villages is close to the traditional mountainous villages of Milies
(10-12 km), nice for a walk and meal.