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Mt Pelion or Pelium (Greek: Πήλιο Pilio, Ancient/Katharevousa: Πήλιον) is a mountain at the southeastern part of Thessalyin central Greece, forming a hook-like peninsula between the Pagasetic Gulf and the Aegean Sea. The GR-38 runs in the southern portion of the peninsula and the Gr-38A runs in the middle.

In Greek Mythology. Mount 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. It was in Mount Pelion, near Chiron's cave, that the marriage of Thetis and Peleus took place. The uninvited goddess Eris. to take revenge for having been kept outside the party, brought a golden apple with the inscription "To the Fairest". The dispute that then arose between the goddesses Hera,

Aphrodite and Athene resulted in events leading to the Trojan War . When the giants Otus and Ephialtes attempted to storm Olympus , they piled Mount Pelion upon Mount Ossa, which became a proverbial Allusion for any huge but fruitless attempt.



Vizitsa village: A small, delightful village 3 klm west of Milies. A little community without all the usual tourist distractions. Yet, Vizitsa is a much visited place because it constitutes the showcase of Pelion architecture thanks to the Greek Tourist Board entering it into a project for the restoration and preservation of traditional architecture. The result was more than what one would have bargained for. The visitor can see the old mansions in their past splendor and glory. Most are used as guest houses, offering in this way an opportunity to the tradition and culture minded visitor to stay in a decor and general environment reminiscent of life in the olden days and thus have a lasting memory of historicity....
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