Local products

 

Local products of Pelion



The Pelion will not disappoint when it comes to food. You can buy local food products or sit down to a feast.


Many succulent local products can be found in Pelion, including virgin olive oil, local wine, vinegar, golden thyme honey, fruit liqeueurs, an incredible variety of herbs and teas and many sweets and jams.

The most famous fruit of Pelion is fyriki, a type of small apple that is largely cultivated in the villages of Pelion and that makes a nice spoon sweet.

The traditional specialities of Pelion include white been soup, cheese-bread called tyropsomo, excellent meat as many inhabitants deal with cattle breeding and spetsofai, a spicy dish with peppers and sausage.
 

The delisious tastes of Pelion

Pelion is one of the Greek regions that retain its traditions, tastes and aromatic flavours. Our traditional sweets, especially spoon sweets and jams, are prepared and served as a warm welcome to visitors and guests. These sweets are home made and the recipes pass from generation to generation.

They consist of pure ingredients without any preservatives or artificial flavours and contain a wide variety of fresh fruits or vegetables taken directly from the blessed land of Pelion.

Mount Pelion has its own characteristic product, a variety of small apples known as firikia. Spoon sweets with fruits, nuts and sugar syrup are preserved for a long time and taste becomes even better. As Greece is blessed with a unique abundance of fruits, like strawberries, apricots, cherries, watermelons, plums, figs and oranges, we make sugar sweets and jams out of these fruits. Also we make delicious liqueurs, hilopita (traditional pastery), spices and bakery.


 


THE APPLE OF LOVE



 

The myth



Apple of Discord or Erida’s Apple and the First Beauty Contest in the History of Mankind

The goddess Erida cast thunder and lightning a top the mount Pilio, when she first heard her name was missing from the list of Olympic Gods invited to the wedding feast of Peleus and Thetis on the top of the mountain of Centaurs. The goddess of jealousy and argument would not for go revenge for such contemptuous behaviour of the gods.

Nonetheless no one could forsee, that she would plant the seeds of dissention amongst three goddesses with the first beauty contest of Pilio, that would lay the foundations for the War of Troy.

But how did she manage all that? But of course with the help of the golden apple that is known throughout history as“Erida’s Apple”. She positioned the golden apple in the heart of the wedding for the guests to see and be consumed by jealousy, as on the apple it was scribed that it was meant for the most beautiful goddess of all: ‘’ti kallisti’’

But which goddess was the most beautiful? And who was to decide? Hera, Athena, and Aphrodite, who were invited to the wedding, when they saw ‘’Erida’s apple’’, without a second thought started to claim the apple for themselves. With Zeus aware the wedding was to descend unto chaos from the eruption of discord, he asked, through Hermes, for Paris, Prince of Troy, to choose the most beautiful of the three.

Paris consented to the task and requested he see each alone, in order to decide, beginning the first beauty contest of Pilio. Aphrodite was the victor, after she promised Paris the hand of the fairest woman in the world, the beautiful Helen of Sparta. Erida’s apple and the first beauty contest of Pilio that lead to the stealing of the beautiful Helen offers its own myth to humanity with lessons that remain in the lives of people today.

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The Golden Apple is the golden gift for the golden people in your life! It symbolises the eternity in human relationships, and from the ancient times to the present day, it is meant for “ti kallisti”, the fairest… your “tikallisti”

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A very precious gesture of people with “view” to people of worth and finesse!



Info: The handmade ceramic «APPLE OF DISCORD» Pelion - a gift - emblem that belongs to APPLE OF DISCORD BY KARAISKOS FAMILY. It was made by KERAMIC ARTIST Christos Giannakopoulos, who gave artistic significance to the myth that represents Pelion for "apple of discord". Specifications: Clay: White earthenware baking 1080C Coloring: gold iconpainting (agiography) pigment