Mt Pelion was said to be the summer residence of the 12 gods of Ancient Greece and today is one of Greece’s best ski resorts from November till the Spring time. Pelion also boasts many adventure activities for those looking for something to do other than sun and beach; although many say the Pelion area of Greece has some of the best beaches. Unlike other adventurous sports, horseback riding remains unchanged since antiquity and according to Greek mythology, Mount Pelion was the home of the mythical Centaurs, creatures who were half-men and half-horses. Ancient Greek heroes such as Achilles, Jason and Theseus came to Mount Pelion to master the art of riding taught by the Centaurs.
Today horseback back riding trips typically start in Argalasti, an attractive village on the south of the peninsula of Magnesia that is hilly and covered with groves of olive and plane trees, far from the usual tourist routes where the cobblestone trails between villages making this area ideal for horseback riding. From here you can reach beaches on both sides of the peninsula and get a bite to eat in picturesque seaside taverns.
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While horseback riding in Pelion you can explore such locations as Kalamos, Lefokastro and the impressive beaches near Argalasti. On the outer or Aegean side of the peninsula, there is Paltsi, Potistika and Melani featuring remote, quiet and sandy beaches. On the inner or gulf side of the peninsula you can trek to a beach called Marmaro which lies next to Kalamos.
For more information on Pelion Horse back riding trips contact FOM Horseback riding @ 2421041201 Visit here to explore the geography of Mt Pelion