Wednesday, August 24, 2016

Daydreaming on Pelion

How is your summer going so far?
 We have had a wondrous holiday time this year heading to some 
great mountain destinations, seeking cooler climes and serenity. 
June and July reached over 36 degrees, June in particular,
 was the hottest ever recorded, I don’t remember myself having 
sweat so much in my life but thankfully we’ve beat the scorching
 heat on the beach a few feet away from home and 
on the green slopes of the mountains. 

So, where do I begin? Describing the first place we visited,
the land where reality and daydreams meet

The land of C e n t a u r s and C h i r o n
The summer resort of the O l y m p i a n  G o d s
The healing Mountain
The homeland of the A r g o n a u t s
Of A c h i l l e s
The land A p o l l o loved
The land of the D r y a d s, 
the nymphs of trees and meadows
The legendary mountain mentioned in poems 
of H o m e r and H e s i o d's...

Those who know a bit of Greek Mythology can readily find 
the place I’m talking about...

Mount P e l i o n
situated in a long boot of land jutting into the Aegean 
between Thessaloniki and Athens, a hidden holiday gem, 
a favourite place to be and find yourself...

Having taken a huge amount of photos during our stay, it was quite 
difficult to select a good portion of them giving credit to this 
fairytale land. A real deal for an amateur photographer as am I!
Did I my best? I'm not sure but you can  
get the feeling of the area we spent our vacations in. 

Cliff-side beaches

Endless stone paths through the woods

Well marked trails reaching secret, virgin beaches 

The most idyllic outdoor-dining spots

Over 3,000 species of herbs with therapeutic properties

astonishingly beautiful beaches and
horseshoe bays filled with glittering turquoise sea

In some villages, the only means of transport are donkeys

Beautiful vintage gardens

Distinctive traditional architecture, the hallmark of the whole 
region, so that many villages have been declared as preserved  

A furry creature inspector style

Heavenly hydrangeas in all colour everywhere

As long as we were there, we have been immersed in that 
blissful moment that you don’t think about anything else,  
this was exactly what we were searching for and 
felt nourished in a different way, felt completely 
and utterly in love with Pelion despite 
having visited it many times in the past. 

I'll be back with more photos and details from that place.

Oh, friends, it’s crazy how fast time is flying by! 
I hope you also enjoyed your holidays and that 
you have a great autumn planned ahead of you. 
Looking forward to catching up with you and 
hearing what you are up to

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