Agios Ioannis [Saint John’s] is a true forerunner of Pelion’s tourist development. In the mid-twentieth century it was gradually transformed from a little fishing settlement into a lovely summer resort at which many were the Greeks who would spend their vacation. In the years that followed Agios Ioannis saw great development to the point that today it is an up-level tourist resort with enviable infrastructure and organization. It has several well-organized hotels and pensions that offer high quality accommodation and service.
Along its main road that runs parallel to the long sand and shingle beach there is a spate of taverns and restaurants, pizzerias, pubs and bars, bakeries, groceries and other business establishments that can cater to all tastes and expectations.
Beyond the north end of the beach there is a little port that can accommodate pleasure boats as well.
Despite its rather cosmopolitan atmosphere, Agios Ioannis retains many Pelion characteristics thanks to its proximity to the mountainous villages and to the lush natural surroundings into which the visitor can find other types of activities if he wishes to have a change in his programme.
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