Village Makrinitsa – “Mountain Balcony Pelion “

Makrinitsa – a beautiful traditional village in Thessaly, cozy located on the slopes of Pelion, just 10 kilometers from City of Volos.

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Она также известна как “Горный балкон Пелиона”, потому что онаlocated at an altitude of 630 meters above sea level and with spectacular views of Volos and Pagasitik Bay. All the houses in the village were built in the form of an amphitheater – one above the other, therefore from the windows almost every one of them can observe a panoramic view.

Makrinitsa is divided into two settlements: Kukuravava and Mutsara, which are just 500 meters from each friend. This is one of the most important traditional villages on Pelion, where many villas and houses look like hanging ornaments on the green slope of the mountain. Another name is “noble village “because once the main part of the inhabitants were rich people.

One of the traditional café bars is decorated with fresco. famous greek painter Theophilos.

The village is popular with tourists throughout year, although it is not located on the coast. the buildings have retained their authentic architecture, so hotels are not are called hotels, and in their names include the word “archontika”, which means “palace” or “residence”.

The streets in the central part of Makrinitsy are paved with cobblestones, decorated with fountains and they are intended only for pedestrians. However, if you decide to visit Makrinitsa, in the village there is a small public car park where you can park car and continue hiking.

The street leading to a small square is full of traditional souvenir shops where you can buy local herbs and liqueurs, and, above all, “hilopity” – homemade flavored pasta.

In the square, in the thick shadow of tall trees, there are several taverns and cafes, the church of Agios Ioannis Prodromos and carved marble fountain built around 1809. Crystal clear water from This fountain is called “Immortal”.

The village of Makrinitsa also houses the Museum of the People’s art and history of Pelion, where the collection is collected of over 1500 rare items related to folklore and the daily life of this region.

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