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!
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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