Spring, summer, autumn, even winter in Pelion can be enjoyable. With the mountain covered in an aromatic canopy of pine trees and different species of remarkable nature and a beautiful coast with crystal-clear waters, Pelion is the perfect place for activities such as hiking, trekking, horseback riding, cycling as well as diving, water sports, sailing and many more.
Mamma mia! was filmed here in Damouchari and a lot of the actors stayed at Pelion Palia Damouchari guesthouse!
Most of the outdoor scenes were filmed on location at the small Greek island of Skopelos (during August/September 2007), and at the seaside hamlet of Damouchari in Pelion, Greece.
Damouchari in the Pelion region on the Greek mainland was a key location, providing the jetty, an olive grove and, above all, the harbour. Damouchari feels like the quintessential Greek hamlet, a tiny place at the edge of the water with a couple of tavernas, two minimarkets and a beguiling sense of tranquillity.
So, if ever a village deserved big-screen fame, then it is Damouchari. The scent of jasmine wafts on the air and it is the sort of place where, if you ask at the mini-market for some more of the delicious cherries you bought the day before, they suggest you come back in an hour or so when someone will have picked some.
It’s the most perfect place in the world to enjoy a picnic of feta cheese and cherries by the beach.
By Sarah Turner
The Mail on Sunday, www.dailymail.co.uk