I visit Pelion every year. It is a hidden gem in Greece. It is not easy to get to which is why it retains so much of its authentic character. You will feel like you have stepped back in time visiting the villages in Pelion. The hiking is breath-taking, the beaches unencumbered by masses of tourists and the food in the local tavernas is usually fresh and delicious. Outside of August and weekends in the summer, the roads are free of any major traffic. If this is your style of off-the-beaten-path vacation, then it is unbeatable. Imagine what Cinque Terre was in the forties or fifties. You won't find the best infrastructure; electricity goes out regularly, water is cut in the summer because of high demand, but for some, it is worth it to experience a slower pace of life and to enjoy the natural beauty that is all around you in Pelion.