One of the village squares

It is really hard to define the borders of the mountainous village of Tsangarada (written as Tsagarada as well). It includes a few neighborhoods and creates something like a large but rather scattered village on the slopes of the mountain above the sea. Roughly it comprises of the entire area between the beaches of Milopotamos and Fakistra, and the neighborhoods which form it are Agii Taxiarches, Agia Paraskevi, Agios Stefanos and Agia Kyriaki. The houses here follow the traditional for the region style, made of stone and with grey tiles on the roofs.

The main road passes in the upper end of Tsagarada and it is lined with cafes, restaurants, small shops and groceries. The hotels, villas and guesthouses are scattered everywhere, most of them with terrific panoramic view over the sea and with lots of green space. The main plateia of Tsangarada (because it has one for every neighborhood) is next to the church of Agia Paraskevi but it is not visible from the road, you need to enter the village on the way to Fakistra beach which is about 5 km away.

In the outskirts of Agii Taxiarches you can visit an old stone bridge and ruins of a watermill. Another sights in Tsagarda which is worth the visit is the Hidden School above the sea cave of Panagia Megalomata, accessible via a hiking trail from Fakistra beach. A hiking trail to the nearby beach of Damouchari is also available near the neighborhood of Agia Kyriaki, as well as other trails connecting the beaches of the area.


One of the village squaresHouses along the main roadSea view from the village

highlights: large traditional village close to the beaches of Fakistra and Milopotamos, village in Pelion, Thessaly, Greece

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