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Friday, September 14, 2012

Beauty of Pelion




Pelion is a picturesque mountain range, located on the north-eastern Greece in Thessaly region. It is notable for its traditional colorful villages, pristine forests and beaches, the incredibly delicious local cuisine and a small but cozy home-style hotels.
Pelion stretches from north to south, presenting a crescent, which forms Pagasiysky Bay. Its west side is looking inside the the bay, while Eastern part is facing to Halkidiki and is washed by crystal-clear waters of the Aegean Sea. Since ancient times, the history of this region is closely intertwined with the mythology of bewildered paths once walked by the centaurs (mythical half people half horses), the coolness, the abundance of springs and small waterfalls enjoyed the gods of Olympus, which was the summer residence of Pelion.
Today Pelion is occupied by tourists during all the year: in winter they are skiing and in summer they are engaged in rafting, horseback riding, biking and hiking, at sea - sailing, diving and go in search of sea adventures to nearby islands Sporades (Skopelos , Alonissos and Skiathos).
There is another interesting way to explore the pristine wilderness Pelion: a small train ride on the "Jason" (yes, and the leader of the Argonauts also left his mark on history of this region). The railroad was built in XIX century. And only it has been linking the Eastern Pelion with the city of Volos, the capital of Magnesia region for decades. This is where the Argonauts set sail for the Golden Fleece from. But now it is used solely for tourism purposes: driving through the ancient stone arch bridge and admiring the magnificent scenery...
The beauty and hospitality of Pelion is appreciated not only by tourists from different countries, but the "stars" of Hollywood. A famous movie "Mamma Mia" was filmed here.
Pelion is famous for its traditional and mountain villages (out of 24), where you can enjoy not only an abundance of greenery, flowers, colorful local architecture, but also taste the traditional dishes of the region.
Features of the region are its hotels - very comfortable small hotels, which are passed on from father to sons for many generations. They embody the centuries-old tradition of hospitality of this region, where even breakfast for you is prepared by mistress herself! It really feels like home.
Come to Pelion and make sure that there is a unique nature in its beauty, the most delicious dishes in Greece and very spiritual people, who with all the hospitality welcome you to Pelion!








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