Pelion peninsular was called ‘the summer residence of the Greek gods’ by Homer. Surrounded on the west by the Pagasitic golf with peaceful villages and small bays and on the East by the Aegean sea and its wild original valleys thickly forested mountains sloping sharply down to the coast, picturesque scenery and dream beaches. Ancient olive groves oak, plane and chestnut trees, fruit trees all grow freely here. There are also many brooks and springs amongst the rocks across the landscape. The villages and the old donkey paths ( caldirimi) are largely untouched by mass tourism and the people remain hospitable and friendly. Pelion is famous for its natural resources ; the footpaths the abundance of water and plants and above all its herbs.