Pelion is a mountain in the Prefecture of Magnesia next to the city of Volos, with a height of 1,624 meters (Pourianos Stavros peak). According to Greek mythology, it was the summer residence of the gods and the home of the Centaurs. {Book now here}

It stretches from northwest to southeast with a length of approximately 44 km and a width ranging from 10 km in the south to 25 km in the north and at coordinates 39.44N 23.04E. Its approximate limits are to the south at Platanorema near Neohori and to the north at Kaporema near the Flamouriou monastery. Its highest peak is located towards the north side of the mountain and cannot be visited due to the presence of military installations. Other peaks are Kotroni 1550 meters, Pliasidi 1547 meters, Aidonaki 1537 meters, Agriolefkes 1471 meters, Dramala 1455 meters, Schitzourauli 1450 meters, Golgothas 1415 meters, Lagonika 1300 meters. {Book now here}

The entire mountain is overgrown with forests of towering beeches, oaks, plane trees, horse chestnuts, Scots pine, as well as stands of hybrid fir. At lower altitudes there are apple orchards on the eastern slopes, with olives on the south as well as very dense maquis vegetation. A particular feature is its hydrological nature as the eastern slopes receive very large amounts of rain and snow that far exceed the average value of lowland Thessaly. Despite the presence of 70% shale rocks that would not allow the creation of significant underground springs, the existence of large faults has led to the creation of remarkable springs. The most important of these are those of Kaliakouda and Lagonika. In total, the known springs on the mountain reach 70. There are no rivers with a constant flow in Pelion, but large streams, such as that of Lagonika, Vrychona, Kaliakouda and Felouka with a remarkable flow in the winter and spring months as well as dozens of small streams.

Pelion gathers many visitors, both in the winter and summer months. In winter it is preferred by those who wish to enjoy the beautiful mountain and fresh air, snow, skiing, spending time in nature, while in summer vacationers enjoy the beautiful beaches of Pelion for swimming, rackets, water sports, hiking, etc. Pelion remains beautiful in all months and is suitable for any kind of activity, as well as for alternative tourism or agro-tourism, while at the same time it has the appropriate infrastructure to accommodate a large number of vacationers. {Book now here}

The beaches of Pelion, both on the Aegean Sea side and on the Pagasitikos side, are famous for their clear blue waters, and many have been awarded a blue flag by the European Union. There are beaches for all tastes: quiet or secular, organized or not, sandy or pebbly

Pelion has a large number of trails that are ideal for walking, horse riding and cycling tourism, of mild form. The paths-cobblestones, together with the railway Volos – Mileon, were until the 50s the only axis of communication between the villages and with Volos. Despite the passage of time, many of the old trails are kept in very good condition thanks to the care of the local communities, giving the visitor the opportunity to explore the mountain up close and safely

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