Selina, the global hospitality brand, has introduced its first hotel in a destination in Greece: the Selina Centavrus Pelion.
Situated in the beautiful village of Makrinitsa, known as the “Balcony of Mount Pelion”, Selina Centavrus Pelion can be considered a destination on its own for today’s travelers who seek to explore and form a connection with every place they visit.
A complex of five traditional mansions that were originally constructed in the 19th century, Selina Centavrus Pelion offers travelers the perfect balance between sea and mountains.
In accordance with the global concept of the brand, the Selina Centavrus Pelion offers all types of accommodation to fit different needs (and budgets). As such, at Selina one can find a wide range of room types – from dorm beds to standard double rooms or even suites and one-of-a-kind lofts.
Whether you are a digital nomad, family on vacation, adventurous backpacker, or loner looking for peace and quiet, Selina is the place for you.
Another unique aspect of Selina is the range of experiences the brand provides its guests both inside and outside its premises.
The social areas are at the heart of each Selina and designed for people to come together, have fun and socialize. The restaurant and café – bar that are located there, serve guests from morning until evening with breakfast, lunch and dinner, while workshops with local producers, DJ sets and live music performances by renown artists take place all-year-round. In addition, wellness activities, like pilates, yoga and TRX, are held daily at the Wellness Terrace of Selina for everyone to enjoy a morning session with a breathtaking view of the port of Volos.
Tip: When in Makrinitsa, visitors are advised to try the tsipouro and mezedes, the Greek version of Spanish tapas that originated there.
Experiences in Makrinitsa
For those who want to explore Makrinitsa and live it like a local, Selina offers tours and experiences for all tastes, such as bike rides, walks in the village, mountain hiking and kayak, highlighting the best of local culture, nature and experience. These experiences are tailored in close collaboration with locals to ensure travelers tap into an authentic local vein, not a tourist trap.
Selina Centavrus Pelion is the perfect destination for those who want to explore their surroundings, feel the local vibes and return home filled with images, tastes and memories. Memories that will eventually take them back to Pelion.
Did you know?
Mount Pelion was greatly celebrated in mythology. Among other things, it was the battleground of the “Gigantomahia” (the battle of the giants against Zeus), the summer resort of the Olympian gods and the area where Eris tossed the famous “Apple of Discord”, causing a dispute between the goddesses Hera, Athena and Aphrodite, which resulted in events leading to the Trojan War. Mount Pelion was also roamed by the centaurs.
Pelion – the destination
The backdrop to Selina Centavrus Pelion is the stunning Mount Pelion, a lofty range of mountains in Thessaly, in the district of Magnesia.
Located in Makrinitsa, situated in the northwestern part of Pelion, the Selina Centavrus Pelion is an excellent base for indulging in outdoor activity in Greece.
Pelion is known for offering all the opportunity for hiking, mountaineering, biking, canyoning, skiing, snowboarding, and more are all on the agenda for your stay in Makrinitsa.
However, the destination also offers the opportunity for guests to discover some of the best beaches in Grecee, including Mylopotamos, Agioi Saranda and Fakistra.
Culture lovers will also have much to explore with churches, local farms, and tsipouro distilleries close by.