Friday, 24 March 2017

Pelion

In the Thessaly region of central Greece lies the peninsula of Pelion between the Pagastikos Gulf and the Aegean Sea.  Perhaps if I moved there I would live in a house like this.  The area takes its name from the mountain of Pilio of which there are many legends, one of which is that it was the land of the centaurs (Pelion).  It is popular climb in summer and in winter a ski destination. 
The Pelion has beech and oak forests with cool running streams which are a pleasant escape in summer from the heat of the day.  There is also easy walking on the kalderimi, the ancient network of stone paths that lead from village to village where perhaps a tortoise may be spotted ambling through the undergrowth. The postcard above shows the mountain village of Pinaketes although I am happiest when in easy reach of the sea
like this, horse optional. It is also an area famous for its orchards of apples and of course no Greek scene would be complete without olive trees but there are also figs and grapes growing wild. I have visited many parts of Greece and its islands but this is at the top of my list of a favourite places.  It also has a narrow gauge railway, the so called "little train of the Pelion" what more could one want.


Postcards for the Weekend theme - a country you would want to live if you had a chance - move on to the Linky Party at Connections to the World

4 comments:

DawnTreader said...

I'm not sure I ever saw a postcard (or other picture) from Greece with autumn colours before!

Eva A. said...

I also chose Greece!

I have been to different places in Greece. I think my favourite so far is the island of Sifnos. But every place of that country I have visited is beautiful!

Now I'm looking Pelion on a map...

Maria said...

Enjoyed reading about Pelion and love that last card with the men on horseback approaching the sea. Thanks for sharing!

John's Island said...

Hi Joy, You are the second to choose Greece for this week's theme. Your cards are very interesting and now I've found a new place I want to visit. Thanks for all the info on Pelion. Thanks, as always, for sharing, for your kind comment on my blog, and for answering my question about Sri Lanka. Have a great week ahead!