Monday, 8 August 2011

Welcome to Pelion

Today Pelion occupied year round by tourists: in winter skiing and summer - are engaged in rafting, horseback riding, biking and hiking, extreme, at sea - sailing, diving and go in search of sea adventures to nearby islands Sporades.

There is another interesting way to explore the pristine wilderness Pelion - a small train ride on the "Jason" (yes, and the leader of the Argonauts also left their mark on the history of this region). The railroad was built in XIX century. And it just for decades linked with the city of East Pelion Volos - Magnesia capital region (which includes the Pelion), which, incidentally, set sail for the Argonauts the Golden Fleece. But now it is used solely for tourism purposes: driving through the ancient stone arch bridge and admiring the magnificent scenery, truly surprised how generously endowed with natural beauty, the region! 

Pelion is famous for its traditional and mountain villages (out of 24), where you can enjoy not only an abundance of greenery, flowers, colorful local architecture, but also taste the traditional dishes of the region. For example, stewed in tomato sauce, rooster (kokoras zimarika IU) spetsofai (home-made sausages) or paputsakiya - "shoes" of eggplant stuffed with meat, rice, vegetables and baked with grated cheese.

Feature of the region are its hotel - very comfortable small hotels, which are passed on from father to son Pelion for many generations. They embody the centuries-old tradition of hospitality of this region, where even breakfast for you to prepare herself mistress! It really feels like home.

The beauty and hospitality of Pelion appreciated not only by tourists from different countries, but the "stars" of Hollywood. So, on the eastern Pelion in the town were filmed an episode Damuhari «Mamma Mia!», Starring the legendary Meryl Streep! It still reminds all about the shooting of a musical. It even seems that just about sound: "Motor" - and will once again be heard your favorite song ABBA! 

Come on Pelion and make sure that there is a unique nature in its beauty, the most delicious dishes in Greece and very spiritual people, who with all the hospitality welcome you to Pelion!

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