Ah, Pelion, one of Greece’s best kept secrets that mostly only the Greeks know about. We don’t mind sharing it with responsible travelers, however who can support the local community, and what better way to do it than to stay at Hotel Olga, right in the square of the gorgeous little town called Mouresi, nestled in the verdant mountains of Pelion.
A major surprise is that the property is not far from some great lesser-known beaches and authentic eateries. It is wonderfully designed, in a style where traditional stone meets minimalist décor, complete with attractive furnishings and friendly staff. Light, crisp colors create a calming happy vibe, enhanced by a sumptuous local “Greek Breakfast”, an award given to by the Tourism Ministry for deserving hotels. Sitting on the balcony atop a valley with views of mountain and sea is a rare pleasure, in an area that itself hides a lot of intriguing outdoor activities from hiking and biking to sailing and skiing. Yes, you read correctly, there is a ski center not too far from here, for those that visit during winter. Best of all, Hotel Olga has embarked on a green program with a concerted effort to be classified as Travel Sustainable Level 2 by booking.com.