• Makrinitsa is one of the most popular destinations in Pelion!

    The lush vegetation, the preservation of traditional Pelion architecture,

    the panoramic view towards Pagasetic gulf and Volos and the many sights,

    explain its popularity.

  • Makrinitsa has developed cultural traditions

    and every year the young locals revive the tradition of “Maides”.

    Some dress as Zeimpekides,

    deriving from ex-Islam Greece of Asia Minor,

    and along with music instruments go around the houses singing and dancing.

  • Many have named Makrinitsa as the “balcony of Pelion”

    a walk to the village square through the famous “bazaar”,

    will make you understand why!

    From there, one can enjoy panoramic views towards the Pagasetic gulf,

    and the city of Volos.

  • There’s also the marble fountain “Lions”,

    or “Immortal water”,

    constructed in 1809 with three bronze lion heads from where the water flows!


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  • Makrinitsa is one of the most popular destinations in Pelion and not by mistake. The lush vegetation, the preservation of traditional Pelion architecture, the panoramic view towards Pagasetic gulf and Volos and the many sights, explain its popularity. Incrementally built on a steep west slope of Pelion between Mega Rema stream and the Sarakinos mountain, its houses seem like hanging from the mountain, this traditional village is very close to the city of Volos, only 17km away.


Sights

  • The village of Portaria is famous for its religious monuments, one of which is the church of Agioi Anargyroi (Holy Unmercenaries), which is not as famous as other churches, but is of equal interest.
  • At the two-floor mansion, “Zoulia” in Portaria that once operated as a girl’s school is today the historical and folklore museum of Portaria.
  • The imposing church of Kimiseos Tis Theotokou (The Assumption) is a proof of the great religious tradition of Makrinitsa, having a great history within times full, of legends and traditions.
  • The monastery of Panagia Portarea (Virgin Mary) is one of the most important religious monuments of Portaria as the area was named after it.
  • If you visit Makrinitsa, you should definitely go to the Pelion Museum of Folklore and History.
  • The Theofilos museum is among the greatest attractions in Pelion, located in the stone mansion “Chatzianastasi” known as Kontou residence, in Anakasia.
  • The museum of rural economy, is a new museum hosted in Hatzigianni mansion in Katichori, next to the homonymous olive press.
  • Velentzas bakery is a historical monument preserved by the ministry of Culture located in Alli Meria.


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  • Makrinitsa has developed cultural traditions and every year the young locals revive the tradition of “Maides” during which joyful celebrations take place. Some dress as Zeimpekides, (police officers or army officers of the Ottoman Empire) deriving from ex-Islam Greece of Asia Minor and along with music instruments go around the houses singing and dancing. This tradition goes back in ancient time, on the loving of Dionysius and celebrates the birth of nature and life
  • The village also has a great market from where you can buy local products. Do a walk on the tourist shops and buy traditional sweets (preserved fruits in syrup), herbs, fruits, local wine and tsipouro as well as souvenirs, it is certain that your visit in Makrinitsa will be unforgettable.

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East Pelion

Beaches

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Pelion Train

Since 1903

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In the southeast of the city of Volos is the hill of Goritsa, a small natural hill 200 m. Above sea level and is a "jewel" that dominates the city of Volos.

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