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Located on the East Coast of Greece, Pelion is a surprisingly mountainous region jutting up from the Aegean Sea. Located between Athens and Thessaloniki it is filled with picturesuqe villages that you must visit including Tsagarada, Makrinitsa, and Milies.
Pelion peninsula is truly heaven on Earth with a big mountain dotted with the most picturesque hillside and seaside villages. On top of that, the whole peninsula is surrounded by a string of stunning beaches hidden in coves below the steep mountain slopes. Famous during summer for its gorgeous beaches and yacht mooring spots and famous during winter for its ski sport activities and cosy chalets in the mountain villages.
The first reason for you to fall in love with Pelion is surely its picturesque villages and the stunning views to either the Aegean Sea or the city of Volos. The traditional houses are built in stone with grey stone roofs and beautifully paved alleys set on lush green hillsides or hidden in tiny coves by the Aegean Sea.
Villages in Pelion Greece
Picturesque little villages are scattered all over the green mountain slopes of Pelion, all with a different style. You will find hotels and accommodation in many of them whether they are located down near the shore or high up on the mountain slopes. In Pelion, the most popular villages for winter holidays are Portaria, Makrinitsa, Vizitsa, Miles, Tsagarada, and Chania, where you will find the ski center. The best villages for summer vacations in Pelion are Horefto, Agios Ioannis, Milina, and Platanias.
Mount Pelion in Greek mythology
In Greek mythology, Mount Pelion (which took its name from the mythical king Peleus, father of Achilles) was the homeland of Chiron the Centaur, tutor of many ancient Greek heroes, such as Jason, Achilles, Theseus and Heracles. It was in Mount Pelion, near Chiron’s cave, that the marriage of Thetis and Peleus took place. The uninvited goddess Eris, to take revenge for having been kept outside the party, brought a golden apple with the inscription “To the Fairest”. The dispute that then arose between the goddesses Hera, Aphrodite and Athene resulted in events leading to the Trojan War. When the giants Otus and Ephialtes attempted to storm Olympus, they piled Mount Pelion upon Mount Ossa.