Photographer's Note

Pelion Mountain is located in central Greece, in the province of Magnesia, and it offers both winter and summer holiday activities with a ski resort in Hania, and numerous beach resorts on the east coast.

In ancient times it was the home of the legendary Centaurs; the beasts who were half men, half horses. In more recent history, it has been the refuge of Greeks who found shelter from invaders – especially the Turks, in its inaccessible terrain. The mountain villages flourished under the auspices of rich merchants who traded the products of the land (citrus, olives, grapes) and the considerable industry of silk, leather, and textiles.

In the spring and fall, hiking the countless mountain paths of Pelion is a favorite activity, and as summer approaches the beach resorts of eastern Pelion fill with summer vacationers who enjoy both the sea and the mountain.....

The visitor to the Pelion Mountains in Greece can enjoy its majestic scenes and wonderful views in warm climates and endless sunshine from May onwards; swim in the crystalline waters, walk the beautiful Pelion mountain paths or just while away the time being waited upon in the many tavernas’ bordering the Pelion coast tasting the excellent cuisine and looking out to sea. To add to the magic individuals visiting this part of Greece might, and often do, if they watch carefully, see Dolphins frolicking in the beautiful Pagasic Gulf. The many villages higher up in the Pelion hills will offer the visitor a warm welcome too and each has its own individual character.
*The picture is from a meeting with his friend TE jjbach by making the round of Pelion. Here is the river in Drakeia

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