I first fell in love with Pelion during a brief
autumn visit in 1986. The mountains, the sea, the architecture left
indelible imprints on my mind. They never faded. Three years later
I resigned my job in tourism in Rhodes, moved to Pelion and bought
what is now known as the Old Silk
Store guest house. This business was established with an enormous
amount of help from an architect, builders and friends.
In the years that followed my love and respect of Mount Pelion grew
stronger and deeper. I met other like-minded people who shared the
same feelings and were interested in keeping open the beautiful
paths and mule-tracks to enjoy with other nature lovers. And thus
was born "Footprints",
the North-East Pelion Walking Club.
We then needed a medium through which we would make ourselves known
worldwide, which led to the establishment of Pelionet,
a site intended to provide detailed information about Pelion to
those who are interested in visiting and enjoying the Greek paradise.
It is our intention to keep updating the information constantly
so that the prospective visitor will have the latest at his disposal.
Apart from this, for those who wish to make their thoughts or business
known worldwide, we have the capacity to include them in our banners.
We hope that you will enjoy our site and that it will entice you
to visit us soon.
I wish to express my deepest gratitude to the
following Pelion lovers who worked so hard for the construction
for his overall hard work, his photography,
his web design and his enthusiasm and ideas, not to mention
his endless patience in dealing with me -- a computer illiterate
-- and long conversations about donkey ears.
a Finnish resident pilgrim of Tsagarada, for letting me borrow
her husband to do all sorts of odd jobs for Pelionet.
another resident enthusiast of Pelion, who, except for allowing
himself to be borrowed to write most of the texts, English
and Greek, do the translations and proof reading, make corrections
and improvements for Pelionet, would at crucial moments appear
out of the blue like a deus ex machina to save me from another
for his wonderful photographs and for his kind permission
to use them and information from his excellent book on Pelion's
and Sotiris Koukiasas
for their beautiful photographs and kind permission to use
my computer instructor from Mouresi, for his infinite patience
with me and for responding to all my panic telephone calls
with the greatest calm and aplomb.
Agria for his contribution of detailed, useful information.
from Athens for her support and contribution of ideas.
*Many thanks are also due to many friends and
clients who at times sent me photographs of their stay in
Pelion, some of which have been included in pelionet.