The emerald of Pelion and best
known village to Greeks and foreigners alike. It is located on the
north-eastern side of the mountain at an elevation of 500 meters.
From this altitude it commands an absolutely unforgettable view
of the great expanse of the Aegean Sea. The beauty
of every sunrise and the full moon is unparallelled.
It is no wonder that the name in Slavonic means
Tsangarada is a sprawling village extending over 5 klm along the
main road. Because of the lush vegetation most of the village is
invisible. The inhabited area extends mainly down the slope toward
and up to the seashore. It consists of four communities: Agia
Paraskevi [St. Friday's], capital of the village and the
Municipality, Agii Taxiarhes, Agios Stefanos
[St. Steven's], and Agia
Kiryaki [St. Sunday's].The coastline of Tsangarada
is enhanced with the small but spectacular beaches of Milopotamos,
Karavostasia, Fakistra and Damouhari.
Tsangarada is blessed with rich
history, a maze of cobbled mule-tracks, alleyways, paths and roads
that lead both to the higher peaks and to several idyllic beaches
and coves, whose photographs have been included in all kinds of
tourist publications. It also takes pride in two great plane trees,
1,000 and 800 years old, with circumferences of 14 and 17.5 meters
respectively. An awesome sight both of them. One is struck with
wonder and admiration in their presence and cannot help feeling
humbled, respectful and fortunate to have seen such wonders of nature.