Eastern Pelion. From Tsagarada to Damouchari. Travel at the scenery of Mamma Mia (book)
That’s Pelion: from the mountain to the sea through a cobbled paving
Where can you find yourself from an altitude of 400 metres to the sea on foot?
And we are not talking about any mountain and any sea.
We are talking about Pelion, the mountain of Centaurs and the marine scenery of Mamma Mia, Damouchari.
-Damouchari? Is that a beach or a serial killer? Nightmare on Damouchari Street…
(comments of a friend of mine, when I told him about it).
-It may not have a pretty name, but if you see it…
If you can stand an hour and a half’s walk from the village of Tsangarada downwards and a two-hour walk upwards through the cobbled paving, there is not a more beautiful choice.
We did the up and down twice, on two consecutive days.
It was exhausting (on top of all I had a little fever), but worth it.
The photos testify to it.
First, a walk in Tsangarada
Before the descent, it’s worth seeing Tsangarada. It has the particularity of consisting of four quarters, each one like a separate village. In the centre of each quarter is the church: Saint Paraskevi (the most central), Saint Kyriaki, Taxiarches (Holy Archangels) and Saint Stephen. And, among them, innumerable gardens with flowers, making Tsangarada the most flowery village of Pelion.
Saint Paraskevi, in the central square of Tsangarada. Centre of the village’s main district
The huge plane tree at the square of Saint Paraskevi
Saint Stephen, centre of one of the four districts of Tsangarada
Fortified turret in the corner, for defence against possible attacks
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