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Review of Mount Pelion

Mount Pelion
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3-Day Pelion Peninsula Private Tour from Athens
Ranked #3 of 162 things to do in Thessaly
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Reviewed 26 January 2017

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.

Date of experience: November 2016
7  Thank Kiley A
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"aegean sea"
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"ski resort"
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"agia paraskevi"
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"papa nero"
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"the east coast"
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"pagasetic gulf"
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"mamma mia"
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"blue flag"
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"interesting village"
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"fell in love"
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"hidden treasure"
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"gulf side"
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"sandy beaches"
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"central square"
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Reviewed 8 December 2016

beautiful beaches without crowd of people, peaceful place and a small lovely village with excellent restaurants

Date of experience: July 2016
1  Thank DanijelaS36
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Reviewed 7 September 2016

Mount Pelion was a total surprise for me. The mountain is majestic, covered by huge sweet chestnut and plane trees, with apple and pear trees further down and, at sea level, olive groves which stretch right down to the water. At the top there is a ski resort with an unbeatable view of the Pagasitic Gulf on one side and the beautiful, blue Aegean on the other.

Things not to miss - swimming in the the sea at Kala Nera on the west side of the mountain when the sun is setting, closely followed by swimming in the sea at Mylopotamos Beach on the east side of the mountain when the sun is rising. Sampling cheese pies from a local bakery, eating fish at a fish taverna but best of all visiting the tucked away square in the mountain village of Tsagarada. The square is slightly off the main road round the mountain and has the oldest plane tree you'll ever see. There's also a hotel across the square from the plane tree which has an excellent restaurant.

Date of experience: May 2016
3  Thank ElizaTowns
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Reviewed 4 September 2016 via mobile

Do NOT miss the chance to visit some of the most iconic landscapes and idyllic beaches you will ever see. Perfect for calm easygoing holidays or adventure enthusiasts, the mountain offers breathtaking landscapes and crystal clear waters.

Date of experience: July 2016
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Reviewed 4 September 2016

Mount Pelion offer the traveller everything imaginable. The area has astounding natural beauty, infinite variety and is suitable for visiting all year round. In the summer its beaches rival the very best in Greece, while at the same time it's possible to escape to the cool shade of the mountain for walks or many other activities. Pelion offers everything from skiing to canyoning,, watersports to cycling, horseriding to windsurfing, however the region is still relatively unknown even to the Greek people! Pelion is easily accessible without going on a sea ferry, the accomodation is reasonably priced and the local food is fantastic. You will need your own transport, though, but roads are quite good. Pelion is an all-year round destination with plenty of things to see and do, plus the region has a long interesting history with many beautiful old villages.

Date of experience: August 2016
1  Thank Frixos
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