Imagine a green mountain surrounded by the blue Aegean Sea, with dozens of charming villages tucked on its steep slopes, with fruit trees and olive groves that reach down to the beach, and with a cuisine that is based on locally sourced products. This is Pelion!
Summer retreat for the ancient Greek gods, home to the wise centaur Chiron, and the third largest monastic community in Greece, Mount Pelion is a spiritual place ideal to rejuvenate your mind and body. This is where life slows down and only basic things matter: a good swim, a plate of fresh seafood, a walk on the village’s cobble streets, people-watching at the kafeneion together with the locals.
Pelion, the most densely populated and most fertile mountain in Greece has plenty to offer to the outdoor enthusiasts all year around. Capped with a ski resort at an altitude of one mile and adorned with a coastline of more than 100 miles, Pelion is simply extraordinary and unique. Blessed with dense oak and poplar forests, water springs, and long trails (more than 100 miles), Pelion can offer both adventure and seclusion. Hiking, biking, horseback riding, sailing, and kayaking are only some of your options.
Mountain and seaside villages complement the adventure with great vibes, stylish bars, summer festivals, and fantastic food. In Pelion’s mom-and-pop restaurants, a farm-to-table mindset is the norm. Mountain and sea flavors are combined in a cuisine that is both traditional and healthy, where home grown vegetables and wild greens accompany fresh caught fish.
In Pelion, most accommodations are family-owned boutique hotels housed in centuries old historic mansions that have been carefully renovated to preserve their original traditional character. Located in the heart of the Pelion villages, these architectural gems offer incredible views and Greek breakfast with locally sourced products.