Eastern Pelion. From Tsagarada to Damouchari. Travel at the scenery of Mamma Mia
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 downwards and a two-hour walk upwards from 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 are witnesses.
First, a walk in Tsagarada
Before the descent, it’s worth seeing Tsagarada. 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, Saint-Taxiarches (Holy Archangels) and Saint-Stephen. And among them innumerable gardens with flowers, making Tsagarada the most flowery village of Pelion.
Saint-Paraskevi, in the central square of Tsagarada. 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 Tsagarada
Fortified turret in the corner, for defence against possible attacks
Saint-Kyriaki, centre of one more of the four districts of Tsagarada
The view from the wonderful hotel of the Roses. The sea seems close, but it is 400 metres lower
And we start descending
The cat we met would never walk that much. It preferred sunbathing
Looking up while descending
A stop in the heart of the forest, halfway down
Thalassa! Thalassa! (Now I understand the ten thousand of Xenophon)
The famous Damouchari, with the scary name
And finally! The scenery of Mamma Mia. They knew what they were choosing!
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