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Makrinitsa Village

Balcony of Pelion - Evilion Hotel

Balcony of Pelion

Makrinitsa is a historic village "absolute protection" and the character of the architecture is unique in Greece. The houses are admirably and dating from the 18th and 19th centuries. Imposing towers and mansions, built with wood and stone, with robust walls, wooden sidirofrakta windows and roofs of slate placed scaly plaques. They are usually threestorey, with fortress-like configuration. Many have been converted into hostels after restoration, offering atmospheric stay visitors, while retaining the names of the original founders.

"Balcony of Pelion" to say and it will be the findings immediately, seeing the spectacular views of Volos and Pagasitikos as you wander the streets of. It is built in tiers so that the first houses in Koukourava district, lie at an altitude of 300 m., while the latter, in Kakouna district, at an altitude of 850 meters. the central "Peace Square" somewhere in the middle. A graphic arts network and cobbled streets connects 10 districts of which it consists.

On the main road through the village, jib tourist shops, selling herbs and folk art, until you arrive at the "Peace Square" with old plane trees, the church of St. John the Baptist (1792), the fountain of , the "Lions" or "Immortal water" and the best agnanti Volos. Behind the church you will see the café's popular painter Theophilos Hadjimichael where there is a fresco (1910) by Katsandonis after the battle in Tzoumerka.

In Vatsarea-Mavraki mansion west of the square, operates the Center for Environmental Education Makrinitsa, which implements programs aimed at awakening of environmental consciousness of citizens.



Just below the square stands the folk art museum and Pelion history, housed in Topali mansion (1844), and hosts a number of folklore exhibits, such as traditional costumes, books, old photographs, diktats, the banner of 1878, weapons of revolution, paintings Volioti N. Christopoulos etc.



Behind the fountain, the path leads uphill to the Church of the Assumption, Cathedral of the village, built in 1767. It is decorated with rich stone reliefs, part of the older Byzantine monastery of Acute Episkepseos, built in 1204, and has a remarkable belfry with three bells who sent tribute to the Virgin, Makrinitsiotes tanners from Odessa to Russia. In the churchyard is the two-storey church of All Saints and St. Nicholas (which operated the Secret School), and Despotiko that was used to host the despot. The list of churches is long: Trinity (1836), St. Magdalene (1802), Agios Athanasios (1792), St. George (1795), Metamorphosis (1797), etc .. It is also worth climb from the parking to the over to the convent of St. Gerasimou (1792) in Moutsara district.