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Pelion Mount description and photos - Greece: Volos. Detailed information about the attraction. Description, photographs and a map showing the nearest significant objects. The name in English is Pelion Mount.
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In the southeastern part of Thesalia lies Mount Pelion (or Pelio), or rather a mountain range that forms a small peninsula (between the Gulf of Pagassia and the Aegean Sea). The unusually beautiful, densely vegetated slopes of Pelion with picturesque villages, snow-capped peaks, perfect for skiing, and the picturesque coastline with excellent beaches attract a huge number of tourists from all over the world.
This area has been inhabited since prehistoric times and is famous for its rich cultural and historical heritage. Pelion also occupies an important place in Greek mythology. According to legend, it was here that the centaurs, led by the wise Chiron, lived and many events of ancient Greek myths that we know took place. Here lies the legendary ancient city of Iolk - the birthplace of the leader of the Argonauts Jason.
You should definitely visit the picturesque mountain villages scattered along the slopes of Pelion. These are authentic Greek settlements with traditional architecture of the region and numerous historical monuments. Many beautiful old mansions have been preserved here, as well as ancient churches and monasteries with unique frescoes. The most interesting are such settlements as Makrinitsa, Zagora, Tsangarada, Portaria, Milies and Kisos.
Pelion is famous for its numerous resort villages and excellent beaches, many of which are holders of the "blue flag" of UNESCO. Stunning nature and mild climate attract more and more tourists here every year. Here you will find a fine selection of comfortable hotels and apartments, as well as a variety of restaurants and taverns serving excellent local cuisine. The most popular resorts are Agios Ioannis, Nea Achialos and Chorefto.
The modern port city of Volos (the capital of the Magnesia nome), lying at the foot of Pelion, and its main attractions are the Archaeological Museum and the Center of Folk Art of Kitsos Makris.
Today Pelion is one of the most popular tourist destinations in Greece.
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