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Pelion (Lat: 3926' N - Long: 02303' E) 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.

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.)

External links

  • Mt. Pelion through a series of original photohraphs and sketches (http://www.geocities.com/pelionature/)
  • Information about the prefecture of Magnesia, capital city of Volos and Mt. Pelion (http://students.ceid.upatras.gr/~xyannis/volos/pelion.html)
  • The official site of the Portaria Municipality (http://www.cs.purdue.edu/homes/enh/PILIONWWW/pages/main.html)
  • The Pilion Railway played a big role in the economic development of the Pelion region (http://www.pilion.net/railway)
  • Pelion Greece Complete Online Guide to the whole region of the Pelion Peninsula, its villages, history and other useful information (http://www.aroundpelion.com)

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This Pelion Hotel and Accommodation web site has been developed to complement our guide to Pelion, Greece - AroundPelion.com, which offers a completely detailed guide to holidays and travel in Pelion, full of useful information, to make the most of your holidays to Mount Pelion.
Here on this site, you will find listings of hundreds of hotels, rooms, villas and accommodation facilities which are spread out all over the Pelion (Pilio) Peninsula region of Greece.
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