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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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  • All villages is extremely. Each a village intended trial of beauty. Emena I liked more the Makrynitsa and Chania especially in winter with snows. Intended nice tavernas with fireplace and nice atmosphere. Most is expensive. In eateries nearby only is the narrow streets where is bidirectional and gets packed when especially not fit to cross the Coaches.
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  • What to say about the magic Dragon? Beautiful traditional villages perched on the mountainside, kataleykes hills anemodarmena Hania all overlooking the beautiful sea and Volos city stretching out in front of your legs. Xefrenoi the rhythms of night life of Volos with the countless beds, cheap and quality drinks and endless music until dawn. And of course the necessary tsipoyraki escort rich morsel-pure pleasure. Not to forget and walk in the beautiful harbour, Pier and Marina. Like our morning coffee in the cafes of beach with rich treat to sweet. A journey that we enjoyed from beginning to end ...
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  • Away from Athens course but worth and 1 and 2 and 3 visits. Sea and mountain in two. Many options in accommodation and restaurants during a contract over Italian wherever they go. Nature that orgiazei. Good tourism course. Ski for Volta a Chara. And of course the Volos with the seaside celebrity and voliotika tsipouradika.
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