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Greentraveller's Guide to Pelion

Posted by Richard Hammond at 08:44 on Friday 14 December 2018

Greentraveller and the Greek National Tourism Organisation (GNTO UK & Ireland) have published an online guide to Pelion, Greece.

Greentraveller's Guide to Pelion is an online guide to over 50 recommendations for where to stay, eat and what to do on the peninsula.

The guide features a range of accommodation from the grand stone mansions that grace Pelion’s mountain villages to a simple guesthouses nestled in the chestnut woods, as well as a tips on where to make the most of Pelion’s seasonal food, from seafront tavernas where you can pair tsipouro (Greek grappa) with mezedes of grilled octopus, pickled rock samphire or deep-fried sea anemone to inland eateries where you can savour everything from wild greens to apples, chestnuts and wild boar.

The Guide also encourages readers to explore the peninsula’s densely wooded mountains criss-crossed by ancient footpaths, crystalline rivers that tumble into turquoise seas, from abseiling down its Canyon of Centaurs to one of its Aegean beaches; hiking or cycling along its cobbled mule tracks; island-hopping bye boat; splashing along the west coast on horseback; or paddling into one of the rugged east coast’s magical caves.

Greentraveller has also produced a short video to accompany the online guide. This high impact, inspirational video showcases some of the best experiences on the peninsula.

Emy Anagnostopoulou, Director GNTO UK & Ireland, says: “When travellers come to choose their holiday they know that Greece has everything they are looking for. It is a safe destination, with great weather, amazing landscapes, warm hospitality and a fascinating history and culture. Moreover, Greece is a country of beautiful contradictions - you could walk through the olive groves and archaeological sites, move to clusters of islands, go through beaches and mountains and explore the breath-taking scenery all in one trip.

“Pelion is the perfect example of that. With so many undiscovered and commanding treasures waiting to be discovered, this beautiful mainland gem is sure to captivate the most discerning of travellers whether interested in nature, hiking and trekking, cycling, sea sports, history and local festivals, arts and crafts or just simply good food and wine!”

Richard Hammond, Executive Producer of Greentraveller, says: “Our team loved visiting Pelion. This boot-shaped peninsula that sweeps its heel into the Aegean Sea midway between Athens and Thessalonika combines wooded mountains, turquoise seas and handsome villages. In its settlements, there are majestic stone mansions, many now converted into boutique guesthouses. With its covering of sweet chestnut woods, herbs and fruit orchards, Pelion is a paradise for food-lovers. And there’s plenty of things to do in the great outdoors, including hiking, cycling, horse-riding and canyoning.

"We hope this Greentraveller’s Guide to Pelion will help visitors make the most of their time in this glorious part of Greece, in a way that brings local economic benefits while conserving the beauty of this very special place.”

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