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Mount Pelion (a.k.a. Pelio or Pilio or Pelium; Greek, Modern: Πήλιο, Ancient/Katharevousa: Πήλιον) forms a hook-like peninsula between the Pagasetic Gulf and the Aegean Sea.
The mountains are entirely forested, with beech, oak, maple and chestnut trees. Pelion is a tourist attraction throughout the year: the mountain includes trails and sidewalks for walking within small and large beaches with sand or pebbles. Modern Pelio has twenty-four villages built with traditional Pelian architecture.
The only way to get around is from Volos Interurban Bus Terminal ("Yperastiko KTEL") (KTEL Volou). After every airplane arrival there is a bus departure to Volos city. If the flight is delayed, the departure of the bus can be flexible to board all the passengers.
There is a good variety of beaches on Pelio. The west side to the Pagasetic Gulf has smaller sandy beaches with calm waters. Beaches on the east (Aegean) are huge sandy beaches with deep waters and sometimes big waves. The beaches in Pelion are numerous, many have been awarded with the title of “Blue Flag”. The water is crystal clear and refreshing! But the most important is that they are quiet and family friendly!
You can try the local sweets, made from fruits boiled with sugar.
Spetsofai is a local dish with tomato sauce, local spicy sausage and peppers.
You can try the local Tsipouro with or without aniseed, with aniseed has a sweet taste and becomes milky when add water.
There many Hotels around Pelion, more in information you can find on Pelion sections (Northwest, Northeast etc)