Ascending on the left of Ano Lechonia and passing through Agios Vlassis we meet the beautiful village of Agios Georgios Nileas, one of the most picturesque villages of Pelion, built between two ridges with a wonderful scenery of Pagasitikos Gulf. Everything in the village is made with taste by people who pay honor to the Greek architectural tradition, giving a special meaning of "holidays".
It is 21.7 km far from Volos and is at an altitude of 620 meters. It spreads amphitheatrically between two ridges, beneath the top of Pilion named Evzonas or Schinzouravli. The place over which it dominates, is green and fertile (mainly due to the extensive cultivation of the olive tree and the fruit trees) and extends from Pagasitikos beach to the top of the mountain and is wraparound behind it. The village with the horsemen of the Holy Protector (Saint George) bears with rich history and adopts a long tradition of nobility and wealth.
The special feature of St. George's village is that despite its beauty and its rich cultural heritage, it has not yet caught the attention of many people, keeping all those traditional elements that make it so special ...
In the village there are about four hundred houses, all surrounded by plane trees, apple trees, chestnut trees, pear trees, cherry trees. Locals are used to call them “bruskli”. Last but not least, there are many properties of celebrities who prefer the village for their quiet escapes.
Endless walks under the beeches, on the old paths of the preserved cobblestone streets and paths that connect the villages.
Explore the woods under the plane trees towards the water springs and the ornate founts, towards the chapel of Ai-Lias and the old monasteries of Taxiarches, "Megas Sotiras" and Holy Trinity.
Walk through the village to see the mansions of the Egyptian merchants with the neoclassical elements, the traditional stone houses of Pelion style and the stone farmhouses, the sculptor Nikola's museum, the old School Hall and the library that is being restored by the Ministry of Culture.
Very close to Ayios Yeorgios is Pinakates, the second village of Pelion after Makrinitsa, the "cosmic" Vizitsa, with its countless Pelion mansions and Milies with the old station where “Moutzouris” the famous old train ends, starting from Ano Lechonia on a unique route through tunnels over old, stone bridges, and with interchange station at Gatzea.
The nearby beaches of the Aegean and Pagasitikos are not more than half an hour away. You may reach to the farhest end of the gulf, at Trikeri, a very nice one hour route, by crossing the beautiful villages of South Pelion thus to discover at the horizon either the island of Skiathos or Skopelos or Alonissos, even Mount Athos according to the clearance of the atmosphere.