A significant village in the area, Lafkos is located at the peak along the ridge of South Pelion, 310 meters above sea level with a panoramic view of the Pagasetic Gulf. It is accessible from the village of Metohi or from the coastal road through the village of Milina when coming from the city of Volos. It is 54 km from Volos.
It is a distinct village, with a large and impressive plaza, stone fountains and cobblestone streets in which visitors can discover mansions with typical Pelion style architecture. Reminiscing walks through the booming neighborhoods of Lafkos while smelling the lovely scents from the courtyards and from the herbs that flourish in every corner of Lafkos and all of Pelion, is the most beautiful memory a visitor will bring home with themselves.
There are many theories and beliefs regarding the name of our village, however the one that prevails is that it comes from the word “glafkos” which has also been adopted in English as glaucous, and means clean and bright, just like Lafkos’ horizon.
The first residents of the village appeared at the end of the 15th century and established themselves in the Paliovrysi ravine, fearful of raiders (Turks and pirates). Subsequently, as the years passed by and the levels of political and economic conditions improved, the local population began to increase, and they began to build houses in various locations of the village. Beautiful mansions sprang up in every part of the town, which have been preserved to this day with some maintenance.