Trikeri of Pelion, the famous seaside village
A sample of the diversity of Pelion is Trikeri village with all the features of an island settlement. The inhabitants were fishermen, sponge divers and brave captains, whose mansions are preserved until today and dominate the narrow streets of the village. Alive is still the tradition that wants the village women to wear their local costumes in celebrations and festivals.
Of interest are the churches of St. Athanasius and the Trinity, where the throne of Napoleon is.
Densely-built on top of ancient cape of Eandio, right at the entrance of Pagassitikos bay, is standing as an alert guard the historic sea-village of Trikeri.
In the harbor, Agia Kyriaki, the visitor sees a fleet of fishing boats of every kind and is welcoming by the hospitable Trikerians.
The village's history begins in mid- 1700. The Trikerian captains were among the first that took part in the Revolution of 1821. Samples of its historical grandeur and nobility are the old churches with the sculpted temples, the chateaus of the captains, the quaint customs of marriage, Easter, May Day and the gilt female costume.
In Trikeri, the residents are traditionally engaged in sponge diving. The sponge divers, throughout the year, begin to harvest from the deep sea, the precious sponges.
In June, the Trikerians, in the port of Agia Kyriaki, organize the “fisherman night” a three day feast and they give all their sorrow and taste in dancing and singing. This dance is of indescribable beauty and grandeur.
In Trikeri belongs and the settlements of Kottes, eastern seaport of Paleo Trikeri village with the picturesque, indented sandy beaches.
An island, without vehicles, with a picturesque settlement and small quiet beaches. The hospitable monastery of Panagia dominates the top. Across are “Mikra” islands.
"A masterpiece of woodcraft is the temple with the vegetal or animal motifs, at the panels of which there are icons of Byzantine style. Below and beside the pulpit, there is a woodcut throne, which was brought by Trikerian captains in 1815 from Barcelona, on which it is believed that was intended to sit Napoleon the Great. Nowadays, it is a throne for the silver image of Our Lady, the Merciful"
Built around 1770 by the original owner G.Koumpourellos, the imposing three-storey building has been declared as a protected monument with outer corbels, stone reliefs and sundial.
From the patio one can gaze to the entrance of Pagassitikos Gulf, while the entrance inside the tower is done through a small thick wooden door, which is secured by "katapidi" at the top, the "klydonia" and "kataraktes”. With wooden ceilings, plenty of light from skylights, very old furniture and abundant relics, among which are distinguished some original historical manuscripts of the Revolution of 1821.
It is a museum that continues to live.
The famous cobbled street
The amazing alley with its picturesque bends, connecting Trikeri with the seaport of Agia Kyriaki, is one of the most spectacular hiking opportunities for visitors and is famous for its manufacture.
Now is not in use but Trikeri Community maintains this unique creation.
Under the building there is a reservoir fed by the water of the wells, and was used to wash their heavy clothes by the Trikerian women. Until a few years ago, it was unseen, vanished literally into thick bushes. Now, it will be one of the points of interest of this traditional route the visitor of Trikeri can follow. Next to it is the pit of Karavangelis, which was created very later, in 1957, by the benefactor of the village. These are mentioned by the active Trikeri President, Mr. Nikos Fourtounas.
For your stay in Magnesia, you can book a room in one of the hotels and Bed & Breakfast inns.
In Trikeri, 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 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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