A stroll in the cobblestone streets of Makrinitsa...
Leaving the car outside the village, we enter the main street with the street vendors, who supply us with aromatic and medicinal herbs, sweets, chestnuts and apples.
On foot, we will reach the central square with its marble fountains and the perennial tree, under of which, during the summer, there are tables for our coffee. But also, at this time, during the winter sunshine, a coffee from this "balcony" in Pagassitikos is magic.
Here is the stone church of Saint John the Baptist (1800), a miniature of the local architecture. Next to it, the strange fountain, "Immortal water", to which end all streets of the village.
We take a look inside the cafe – ouzo shop “Theophilos” in the square. Here is preserved a great fresco by the painter Theophilos, which represents Katsandonis death. Just above, we find the Church of the Assumption (basilica of 1767), with interesting reliefs fitted to outside walls.
Mansion Topali "hosts" today the very interesting Museum of Folk Art and History of Pelion. In its rooms we will see a representation of a mansion house with full household equipment, jewelry, photographs, tools, books, costumes, banners, community’s documents etc.
6 top getaways
- To beautiful Vyzitsa with its imposing mansions
- To Pinakates with the authentic beauty
- To Agios Georgios, Nilia, in a green landscape
- To Milies, for a ride by the scenic train, Moutzouris
- To Afissos for ouzo and seafood by the sea
- To traditional Tsagarada, gazing to the Aegean Sea
How to go there
- Athens - Volos: 324 km
- Volos - Makrinitsa: 16.6 km
- Thessaloniki - Volos: 216 km
- By train to Volos and from there by bus
- By bus to Volos and another bus from there to Makrinitsa
For your stay in Magnesia, you can book a room in one of the hotels and Bed & Breakfast inns.
In Makrinitsa, as well as in many other areas of Pelion, there are hotels and accommodations of various categories and types (rooms to let, residences, Bed & Breakfast inns, studios, hostels, guesthouses and furnished apartments) that can satisfy every visitor's demands and needs for a pleasant and enjoyable stay.
You will find wonderful hotels, rooms and apartments to let of all categories and price ranges.
You can find a list of hotels and rooms to let, as well as special offers for low cost holidays, in the list of lodgings in the area and the accommodation offers and deals.
You can access Magnesia by car through the road network.
The best way to explore the area is to have your own car and is worth to visit places that are not accesible by the local public transport and tours.
Moving around within Magnesia is made possible by using the bus from Magnesia, with regular routes between areas.
For your convenience, you can use the route map on the field “Routes” with information about the mileage, the time you need and the route you will follow, selecting the points of interest.
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