Some call the Pelion region of Greece ”The Mountain of Four Seasons”, and it is not hard to see why. Situated west of Skiathos, Pelion is a mountainous peninsula flanked by the Pagasetic Gulf to the east and the warm waters of the Aegean Sea to the west. In an area of just 78 acres, the landscape switches from coastal villages to dense forest, to a peak of 5,000 feet (1,500 m). In summer, there are myriad trails and nature walks through thick glades of beech, oak, maple, and chestnut trees. In winter you can ski while looking out over the spectacular sea views.
Traditional Pelion architecture is unique and
striking. Stone is used for the ground and middle floors, whereas the
upper levels are constructed from a mix of stone and timber. You will
not find this style anywhere in Greece. The villages that line
the west coast are undeniably Greek, with gently sloping hills blanketed
in olive groves and eucalyptus trees.