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.