Pelion Architecture

Pelion architecture
About the architecture of Pelion, Greece

The area of Pelion in central Greece is famous for its natural beauty matching perfectly the sea and the mountain landscape forming unique settlements that are worth admiring. The characteristic local architecture is evident in all the churches and the famous mansions of Pelion, fountains, bridges and the cobbled streets which are very well-maintained.

Pelion architecture was adopted during the flourishing period of the 18th and 19th century in the Ottoman rule. However, the foundation of some towers that survive to this day in some of the villages occurred much earlier in the 17th century. Most of Pelion mansions were built during the Turkish occupation, in 18th century using stone and wood, with two or three floors. The neoclassical architecture flourished during the 19th century in Pelion from the local tradors who were strongly influenced by the renaissance elements. Today, these structures adorn the narrtow streets of Pelion with their beautifully decorated balconies, marble features and flourishing gardens.

A visit in Pelion is a chance for unique sightseeing in the cultural monuments, architectural marvels, and surviving Byzantine churches that signify the passage of time. Its natural landscape offers a wide choice of activities like hiking, climbing and winter sports.

Visitors can enjoy their stay in many of the traditional hotels that have respected the traditional architecture.

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