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Mount Pelion, Thessaly

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Pelion or Pelium is a mountain at the southeastern part of Thessaly in central Greece, forming a hook-like peninsula between the Pagasetic Gulf and the Aegean Sea. Its highest summit, Pourianos Stavros, is 1624m amsl. The Greek National Road 38 runs through the southern portion of the peninsula and GR-38A runs through the middle.Geography and economyThe mountain is thickly forested, with both deciduous and perennial forests, mainly of beech, oak, maple and chestnut trees, with plane tree groves surrounding places with water. Pelion is considered one of the most beautiful mountains in Greece and is a popular tourist attraction throughout the year: hiking trails and stone paths give access to springs, coves and numerous beaches, sandy or pebbly, set among lusciously green slopes. Pelion is an amply watered mountain with an abundance of springs, gorges, streams and rivulets; many streams are routed in carved-stone artificial beds to bring water to the villages and their thriving orchards. The higher elevations of the mountain receive enough snowfall so as to host skiing facilities that operate from Christmas to Easter.Pelian cuisine specializes in charcuterie, its most famed dish being spentzofáï, a hearty stew made of sliced pork sausage that is first cooked on its own, then stewed with green and red peppers, mild or hot as the case may be, and shallots or small onions; eggplant or tomatoes are added when seasonally available. Pelion is also renowned for its orchard fruit, with pride of place going to the firíki, an originally Egyptian apple varietal of very small, oval-shaped, intensely fragrant, crisp and slightly tart apples that withstand long storage without refrigeration. There is also wide cultivation of plums, especially mirabelles and greengages.
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  • WHAT TO SAY...... I HAVE gone over 70 DAYS and in the end I stayed there and for close 5 years, something they knew the Olympian gods and they had their country house!!
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  • Wonderful place with very hospitable people and amazing beaches thank you very much for the prompt service
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  • Many villages next to each other and each one unique in beauty.. Picturesque and traditional, from above mountain and from the bottom sea, great view enchants you.. If you go to Volos, you will be remembered for a stroll in Pelion. I want to go back..
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  • This place has everything! Mountain, beaches, traditional villages, an interesting town, a ski centre, beautiful nature, great restaurants, you name it!
  • Both for the Winter and the Summer , this place is blessed, combines everything, and addresses every taste! The east side is a little bit better.
  • The most beautiful nature.
  • Incredible place, full of legends and history, crazy acces for the bikers, many places with beautifull views and i havent see it yet all.
  • I don't know what to mention first... The view... The food... The friendly people... It's a whole experience this place and you should not miss it!
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