Agios Ioannis is just 5km from Mouresi, located in a particularly idyllic place, and it is one of the most famous tourist destinations of Pelion during the summer and not only. Its beautiful and large, blue flag beach, with small pebbles, is the main reason for the significant touristic development of the village.
Afissos is a small and lovely summer resort about 25 km from Volos. It is geographically found on the southern side of Mount Pelion, built amphitheatrically with view to the Pagasetic Gulf. This fishing village has developed a bit over the last years with delicious taverns at the port and family hotels, but it hasn't lost at all the traditional charm. Surrounded by lush greenery, Afissos is a nice family place. Mythology says that Jason and the Argonauts made a stop there for water, before starting their long trip to Colhis. The region around Afissos has many sandy beaches, partly organized and partly secluded, including Kallifteri, Lagoudi, Ambovos. Afissos is also a good base for excursions in the southern side of Pelion.