CHANIA PELION. Chania in Pelion, Greece is a popular resort. It is a mountain village at 1200 m. (3937 feet) altitude in a dense forest that forms the passage from West to East Pelion. In days past, overnight travellers and tradespeople would stay in the harbour of Chania (Hania). Today, in the neighborhoods of the village, in the region Agriolefkes, is one of the finest ski resorts in Greece. For ski lovers there is a beautiful descent along slopes through frost-covered trees that look petrified, while popping up on the left is the Pagasitikos Gulf and on the right the Aegean Sea. We visited Hania in summer and we were surprised by what we saw. It looks more like Switzerland or Austria. Along the way there are numerous restaurants and taverns and pleasant surroundings. All things are neatly groomed and everywhere are colorful pots of flowers.
Text: Jorgos and Wendy Nikolidakis - Text edited by Katrina Butzer