I first fell in love with Pelion during a brief autumn visit in 1986. The mountains, the sea, the architecture left indelible imprints on my mind. They never faded. Three years later I resigned my job in tourism in Rhodes, moved to Pelion and bought what is now known as the Old Silk Store guest house. This business was established with an enormous amount of help from an architect, builders and friends.

In the years that followed my love and respect of Mount Pelion grew stronger and deeper. I met other like-minded people who shared the same feelings and were interested in keeping open the beautiful paths and mule-tracks to enjoy with other nature lovers. And thus was born "Footprints", the North-East Pelion Walking Club.

We then needed a medium through which we would make ourselves known worldwide, which led to the establishment of Pelionet, a site intended to provide detailed information about Pelion to those who are interested in visiting and enjoying the Greek paradise. It is our intention to keep updating the information constantly so that the prospective visitor will have the latest at his disposal. Apart from this, for those who wish to make their thoughts or business known worldwide, we have the capacity to include them in our banners. We hope that you will enjoy our site and that it will entice you to visit us soon.

I wish to express my deepest gratitude to the following Pelion lovers who worked so hard for the construction of Pelionet:

Ilias Kapetanakis
for his overall hard work, his photography, his web design and his enthusiasm and ideas, not to mention his endless patience in dealing with me -- a computer illiterate -- and long conversations about donkey ears.

Anja Kosmoglou-Iivonen,
a Finnish resident pilgrim of Tsagarada, for letting me borrow her husband to do all sorts of odd jobs for Pelionet.

Stefanos Kosmoglou,
another resident enthusiast of Pelion, who, except for allowing himself to be borrowed to write most of the texts, English and Greek, do the translations and proof reading, make corrections and improvements for Pelionet, would at crucial moments appear out of the blue like a deus ex machina to save me from another impending disaster.

Michalis Pornalis
for his wonderful photographs and for his kind permission to use them and information from his excellent book on Pelion's beauties.

Thanos Lambropoulos and Sotiris Koukiasas for their beautiful photographs and kind permission to use them.

Nikos Anastasiou,
my computer instructor from Mouresi, for his infinite patience with me and for responding to all my panic telephone calls with the greatest calm and aplomb.

Eleftherios Kontos
from Agria for his contribution of detailed, useful information.

Anna Marda
from Athens for her support and contribution of ideas.

*Many thanks are also due to many friends and clients who at times sent me photographs of their stay in Pelion, some of which have been included in pelionet.

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