Once the summer residence of the Gods, Pelion is nowadays an iconic destination for the discerning travellers: One that seamlessly blends mountain and sea; untamed nature with picture perfect architecture; luscious orchards with wild forests; the Aegean’s mystique with the serenity of Pagasitikos Bay.
Pelion is a four seasons’ destination; and the best way of getting acquainted with its fantastically diversified scenery is on foot. What’s more trekking in Pelion is ideal for all sorts of nature lovers: Aspiring, amateur or experienced sportsmen and women, young and old, families with children, couples in love, boisterous groups of friends…The only thing they need to share in common is their love of nature and a sense of adventure!
Bask in nature’s beauty by going trekking in Pelion
Pelion has 24 villages, no further than four kilometers apart from each other; which are interconnected via a well maintained, well marked network of dirt roads and stone paved paths known locally as ‘kalderimia’. Nowadays this intricate web of trails affords ample opportunities for trekking in Pelion, whether you are an experienced athlete or a mere beginner; 100 or 5 years old; fit and sporty or not so sturdy; because these numerous routes differ significantly in terms of length, duration and complexity.
Among the most notable itineraries for trekking in Pelion is the Path of the Centaurs; recently upgraded and sign-posted, starting from Alli Meria and ending in Alykopetra below Chania. Likewise, other popular routes include Milies – Tsagarada; a 10 km hike of medium difficulty that goes from Pagasitikos Gulf to the Aegean sea and takes about four hours to complete. Moreover, you may opt to follow one of the paths starting directly from your Pelion Homes Villa; we have marked down several and some are suitable for your children too.
Actually the options are vast and varied; and you’ll surely be able to find the hike that suits your tastes, abilities, physical condition and party composition, the most. Of course a little bit of effort is required in any case, but If you are yet to be acquainted with the sport, don’t let this deter you. This time get out of your comfort zone. Walk beyond the places reached by car; follow ancient paths; climb on the tops of this imposing mountainous massif and enjoy the astonishing view in between. Go trekking in Pelion and you’ll surely remember-and cherish the experience forever.
To give you just a hint, as you descend from Pelion’s peaks- six in total, each and every one of them above 1.450 meters high-you’ll get to see thick woodlands of beech, oak, maple and chestnut trees giving way to fertile valleys with olives, apples and pears. Along the way you ‘ll come across old farms and country houses, antique monasteries and churches and charming, quaint villages; while the numerous springs and streams flowing all year around, will surely keep you hydrated and refreshed throughout the course of your escapade; which, weather permitting, could end with a glorious dip in the sea!
At the end, your haven of serenity and calm shall be waiting at Pelion Homes. Nestled at Agios Giorgios Nilias, one of the area’s most picturesque villages, this collection of autonomous, luxury residences, much more than your- stylish, ultra comfortable- home away from home, constitute an innovative- out of the box- holiday proposal. Aiming to open up new horizons, at Pelion Homes we offer our guests a plethora of novel travel experiences. Trekking in Pelion is one of them. In particular we organise special 7-day trekking holidays in May and September (best time for Trekking in Pelion) for groups of 6-16 people. All tours are completely customizable according to our clients’ needs and desires. Feel free to contact and let us tailor-design an unforgettable hiking and cultural experience in Pelion.