The eastern side of the mountain is wild, rough and blessed with luxuriant vegetation that covers the slopes all the way down to the Aegean Sea. The side facing the Pagasetic Gulf is calm and dotted with beaches. The villages (also known as Pilioreitika, after Mt. Pelion) are scattered on the mountain amid lush forests and exploring them is a fine way to have a memorable holiday in this beautiful Greek destination. The best way to enjoy the magical atmosphere of this mountain is to go hiking. The long trail network will help you explore the less known forest paths and discover this mountain’s lovely nature.