Leventis Alexandros : “If paradise is a place…it would be Pelion”

Nikos Maggitsis: Teacher of Physical Education and Sports
June 7, 2017

Leventis Alexandros : “If paradise is a place…it would be Pelion”

LEVENTIS ALEXNDROS Hotelier / Tourist Consultant / Tourist Agent / Local Guide

IF PARADISE IS A PLACE...IT WOULD BE PELION!

I was born in Volos in 1987. It was here where I spent my childhood days, went to school and grew up. At the age of 18 I decided to follow my passion, dreams and career aspirations in leaving for the UK to study Business Management, specializing in the Hospitality sector.

Following the successful completion of my studies in the UK,

I knew how much I had missed my place of origin and how blessed I was to have spent so much time in such a wonderful and beautiful place. I left the UK to go back to Pelion to work within my family business, Boutique Hotel Kentrikon and the Travel Agency ‘Les Hirondelles’ that we run in Agios Ioannis and Volos.

Over the years my respect and love for this business has grown so much, especially knowing it has grown and developed in the tourism sector within Pelion and Thessaly since 1980. It has kept me inspired and motivated to do what I love doing most.

Having spent so much of my childhood and now adult life travelling around World, my appreciation and understanding of how magical and unique this region truly is has magnified significantly. The Terra of Thessaly!!!

Lush green mountains, crystal clear sea, sublime beaches, thriving nature, herbs and flowers, immense tranquil lakes, stunning waterfalls and rivers, the gigantic and breathtaking rocks of ‘Meteora’.

Not to forget the history and mythology of Pelion which has been studied all over the world for decades!

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My weakness... Pelion has almost everything that you could dream of. Its flora is spectacular! Since ancient times Pelion was has been known as the ‘Mountain of Flowers’ and for its medicinal herbs and remedies.

From what has been discovered, there are about 3,000 herbs which have been identified and recorded over the centuries. The richness of the mountain in providing natural healing herbs has been used since the ancient times to present day, combined with the myth of the mythological Centaur Chiron, the son of Saturn.


It is believed Chiron was known for teaching medical science to Asclepius. His personal skills tend to match those of Apollo, his foster father (sometimes along with Artemis) medicine, music, archery, hunting, gymnastics and the art of prophecy.

Chiron was known for his knowledge and skill with medicine and thus, was credited with the discovery of botany and pharmacy, the science of herbs and medicine.

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All together they make up the greatness of the Centaur Mountains. Beautiful and picturesque, with huge Mansions built inline with the typical Pelion architecture, standing tall and looking like unique ornaments. Each of these villages also has a remarkable historical route.

The acquaintance with the villages of Pelion is a fantastic experience for every visitor to this region. It is no coincidence that anyone who visits the legendary mountain returns, searching for new emotions and experiences.

For those of whom are searching for organised tours, there are many programs which offer the chance to discover the beauty of Pelion and it’s secrets. They can choose to take part in organised walks in the cobbled streets and hidden paths within the villages and mountains, visit the Hidden School, enjoy a daily cruise to the Pagasitikos Gulf or partake in a ‘Boat Tour’ to the Eastern beaches and caves of Pelion, visit ancient monasteries and churches, take a ride on The Little Train and reach the Meteora Monasteries. Pelion even offers skiing amongst the mountain resorts in the Winter season. Visitors can also attend cultural events, traditional dances, musical evenings and local festivals which are scheduled throughout the year.

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Having hosted and looked after thousands of visitors and tourists coming to Pelion, I now know that they have been stunned by the reputation of the other Greece. In reality they realised that Greece is not only made up of beautiful Islands but a series of natural and geological phenomena that make it truly unique paradise! Pelion is a paradise!

So, anyone who visits the region of Thessaly has the ability to make all of their dreams come true. In All Categories of Activities there are professional guides who know every corner of Thessaly and are ready to offer their experience and knowledge to visitors! In turn, the visitors can share their own experiences from the areas they have visited in Thessaly with beautiful photos and stories, and give new visitor the chance to see what they have experienced and seen.

I highly recommend to everyone – Whether you’re a Family, friends, couples, travelling buddies. To visit the Terra of Thessaly.

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So, anyone who visits the region of Thessaly has the ability to make all of their dreams come true. In All Categories of Activities there are professional guides who know every corner of Thessaly and are ready to offer their experience and knowledge to visitors! In turn, the visitors can share their own experiences from the areas they have visited in Thessaly with beautiful photos and stories, and give new visitor the chance to see what they have experienced and seen.

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