A rare combination of forested mountain and open sea!
Mountain Pelion is located in the region of Thessaly, in central Greece, between the Pagasetic Gulf and the Aegean Sea. Its lush colorful forest is situated above the city of Volos.
In Greek mythology, Pelion was the home of the mythical Centaurs, which is why it is widely known as the mountain of the Centaurs. It is also mentioned as the summer residence of the Olympian Gods.
The 24 villages of Pelion, as we know them now, were formed during the ottoman occupation and from 1750 onwards they met a great period of economic and cultural growth.
With its distinct traditional architecture, its numerous local customs and traditions, a most delicious cuisine and a rich history in the fields of arts and literature, Pelion can fascinate every visitor.
Combining the seaside with the mountain scenery, filled with charming beaches and forested slopes, Pelion is a hidden and magical place waiting to be explored and discovered throughout the year.