The mountainous Pelion (Pilio) peninsula is located in central Greece forming a hook-like peninsula between the Pagasetic Gulf and the Aegean Sea as shown on the map opposite. Mount Pelion’s highest summit is called Pourianos Stavros that is 1,624m high. Further north is another major peak called Mount Mavrovouni near Lake Karla.
The Pelion peninsula is an excellent place for a walking and hiking holiday with an abundant number of hiking trails and paths. This network of paths includes forest paths, goat tracks, and stone-built donkey paths, called Kalderimi, with beautiful arched stone bridges that link plenty of traditional villages. These traditional villages contain farms, monasteries, old buildings, springs and country churches that overlook the sea.
The eastern side of the Pelion peninsula with great views over the Aegean Sea is more rugged and steeper than the western side. The whole area is rich with lush green forests, mountains, valleys, water features and excellent beaches that provide a varied and interesting landscape to explore and walk through.The Mt Pelion and Mt Mavrovouni walking map highlights twenty proposed hiking routes along with all the hiking and walking paths throughout the region at a scale of 1:45,000. Buy this Mt Pelion map from our shop.