Pelion (Greek, Modern: Πήλιο Pilio, Ancient/Katharevousa: -on, Lat: is a mountain at the southeastern part of Thessaly in central Greece, forming a hook-like peninsula between the Pagasetic Gulf and the Aegean Sea.
In Greek mythology, Mountain Pelion (which took its name from the mythical king Peleus, father of Achilles) was the homeland of Chiron the Centaur, tutor of many ancient Greek heroes, such as Jason, Achilles, Theseus and Heracles. Pelion is also a peninsula.
Today, Mt. Pelion is part of the prefecture of Magnesia (capital city: Volos) and embraces 24 villages (most significant: Portaria, Makrinitsa, Milies, Tsangarada, Zagora, Argalasti etc.)
All of the mountains are filled with plants and are covered with beech, acorn, maple and chestnut trees Pelion is also a tourist attraction throughout the year, the mounain includes trails and sidewalks for walking within small and large beaches with sand or pebbles. Pelio has 24 villages built with traditional Pelian architecture.
- Pelion guide
- Mt. Pelion through a series of original photohraphs and sketches
- Information about the prefecture of Magnesia, capital city of Volos and Mt. Pelion
- The official site of the Portaria Municipality
- The Pilion Railway played a big role in the economic development of the Pelion region
- Pelion Greece Complete Online Guide to the whole region of the Pelion Peninsula, its villages, history and other useful information
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