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Camping Hellas
Kato Gatzea
38500
Mainland Greece
Greece / Greek Islands   (Browse area)

Tel: 24230 22267
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Pitches:
Open: April To October

Rating: Average Review Score: 8/10 from 3 Reviews
                8/10 from 3 Reviews

 Tent Pitches   Caravan Pitches   Motorhome Pitches   No Glamping Units 
 No Statics for Hire   No Statics on Sale   No Seasonal Pitches   No Caravan Storage 
 Electric Hookups   No Hardstandings   No Fully Serviced Pitches   Show Full Facilities
Who's it for
 Families Welcome   Not Members Only   No Rallies   Not Naturist Site 
 Dogs Welcome   No Dogs Allowed   Groups Welcome   Motorbikers Welcome 
Facilities
 Toilet Facilities   Hot Showers   Washing Up   No Bathroom 
 No Baby Changing   Laundry On Site   Drinking Water   Disabled Friendly 
 Chemical Disposal   No Battery Charging   No Gas Exchange   No Recycling Facilities 
 No Kitchen Facilities   No Freezer / Fridge    Motorhome Point 
 Shop On Site   Bar On Site   Restaurant On Site   Wifi Access 
Activities
 No Playground   TV Room   No Games Room   No Evening Ents 
 No Fishing   No Wild Swimming   No Indoor Pool   No Outdoor Pool 
 No Horse Riding   No Cycle Hire   No Golf   No Tennis 
 Beach On Site   No Watersports   No Boat Launch 
Other Features
 Sea Views   Not Working Farm   No Campfires Allowed   Not Open All Year 
 Coastside Pitches   Public Transport   No Dog Walk 

Reviews:

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Date of Visit: September 2016 Unit:  Motorhome Rating:
Reviewer: Marty MH 5 reviews from this member

Lovely position next to a beautiful, coarse sandy beach with very safe swimming in beautiful clear water. The beach is not exclusive to the campsite so in peak season it could get busy as on the Sunday of our visit it filled up with locals. It is also available to the campsite next door.

An easy 5 minute walk into the village where there are several restaurants, bars & cafes, with outdoor seating next to the sea, although by 19 sept most were closed for the season.

The site facilities were adequate, the ladies shower & toilet block needed some tlc & more frequent cleaning (they were not dirty but an extra clean per day would have been beneficial, also more frequent emptying of toilet waste bins). However the gents shower blocks were very old & tired & are well overdue for an overhaul.

There is an on site restaurant & mini market (winding down for end of season on our visit) with a lovely open terrace bar overlooking the beach.

Good wi-fi service, good enough for streaming TV.

A few discreet permanent sites but mostly touring pitches set amongst olive trees which give good shade. The rear of the campsite is terraced with good size pitches, but down by the beach is flat with direct access onto beach. All pitches have ehu & access to water.

Wide Tarmac driveway access from road. We were warmly greeted by owner & asked what sort of pitch we'd like, we were then shown to a perfect spot, a nice welcome.

Bus immediately outside campsite into Volos, 1€80, good for a non beach day. Ferries from Volos to the islands.

ACSI card accepted by campsite.

An excellent campsite for relaxing by the sea, swimming & boating. Would recommend.

Date of Visit: March 2015 Unit:  Campervan Rating:
Nights stayed: 10 Travelling as:  Mature couple
Reviewer: Dot P 597 reviews from this member

Since the last review in 2008 I guess very little has changed. The main difference was when we stayed there were no semi permanents, in fact just us and one other campervan. The drive through Volos wasn't bad as they now have a ring road.

We had a pitch right next to the beach, open the door and 4 or 5 steps into the sea. Ehu and water next to the pitch and we were allowed to rig up a drain for grey waste. Free wifi with an excellent connection speed.

We didn't book or call ahead so when we arrived owner told us all toilets and showers were closed for renovation. He did however offer us use of a facility within the main house, a guest suite.

There is a bar and restaurant on site, both closed whilst we were there as winter. However all the bars in the village were open and less than 5 minutes walk away.

The village of Gato Katzea is a couple of minutes walk along the beach. The mini market is brilliant and sells everything you could want or need. Likewise the bakery is top notch, all breads, cakes, pies and biscuits baked fresh daily in house.

There is a Lidl 8km along the coast, plenty of villages right about the bay. In the mountains above the bay, Mount Pelion is the highest, the most beautiful little skiing villages. Whilst we were there it was sunshine sat on the beach and they were skiing in 2ft of snow on the mountain.

Boat trips out to the islands leave from the city in Volos or from the next village Kala Nera which is 10 minutes walk away. A very quiet and peaceful area, mainly used by Greeks. The campsite owners, locals, shops and bars were all really welcoming and friendly.

We would go back again for sure, a brilliant little site in a less well known part of Greece and all the better for that.

Date of Visit: October 2008 Unit:  Touring Caravan Rating:
Nights stayed: 8 Travelling as:  Retired couple
Reviewer: Iwalani 163 reviews from this member

A delightful site set amid ancient olive trees just a few metres from the warm, shallow waters of the Pagasitic Gulf. To reach it involves a slightly hairy drive through the busy, chaotic centre of Volos, then about 17 km of rather twisty coast road. There are plenty of touring pitches but as summer was over these were not being used and we were shown to a pitch among the dozen or so semi-permanent caravans and motorhomes which belong predominantly to Germans who spend the summer here. As we arrived many of them were packing up ready to go home.

There is a taverna which is open in summer only, but the bar was open and was a popular gathering-place in the evenings for watching TV and using the internet. The toilet facilities are smart and modern, though as always in Greece a few things don't work! There's a room for washing-up and hand-washing and a washing machine which costs 5 euros, but soap powder is provided. There's a small shop, and the village of Kato Gatzea has a minimarket, a chemist and an excellent baker. There are a handful of bars and tavernas along the seafront.

The Pelion peninsular is very scenic and little visited by British holiday makers. The sheltered Western coast has a succession of small resorts and the mountainous, wooded interior has some interesting villages. We had a memorable trip on the narrow-gauge 'little train of Pelion' which goes from a station not far from Kato Gatzea. It winds its way up into the hills, revealing wonderful views back down to the coast, and terminates at Melies, a quaint old village with a good taverna in the central square, a small folk museum and an old church with lovely frescoes.

This is an area we would love to go back to, very unspoiled and relaxing.


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