Over the skyline

 

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Blue on blue.
The view from my rooftop yesterday.

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Press pause. Walk.

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Mountain Pelion offers a range of hiking trails and stone paths. Many of them were built centuries ago and they served as a connection between the villages. They lead the traveler to springs, coves and numerous wonderful beaches.

Walking in such paths makes you feel alive.

You hear your footsteps on the dry tree leaves. You smell the nature’s breath. You drink the crystal clear, cold water from the springs. You look around and try to soak in all the beauty. You touch the unspoilt wood, the hard rock.

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In some parts the stone paths of Tsagkarada brought to mind a fairytale land.

Pelion has actually been a fairytale land, as it is mentioned in Greek mythology as the homeland of the Centaurs, a tribe of  half-man, half-horse beings.

 

The sunbeams intertwine in between the branches, the breeze brings the waves of the sea into the woods and I wish never to get to the end of the path.

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Press pause. Look.

 

This time I didn’t have to go far to be amazed by nature.
I found a small paradise just by the corner, a few kilometres from my hometown. Two days were enough to fall in love…

…with Tsagkarada, a small village split in three. Spending a weekend there I got to realise all the beauty I could discover in Pelion, a colorful mountain spotted by picturesque villages. To be honest, I’ve hardly explored it, while it’s a treasure hiding right in front of my eyes.

Tsagkarada was the ideal place to relax, slow down and indulge myself in taking photos of every corner.

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To be continued…