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The village of Makrinista is a pure jewel hanging on the side of an amazingly green mountain. It is divided in two settlements, Koukourava and Moutsara, only 500m one from another. Visitors who visit Makrinitsa will be amazed by its unique beauty and will never want to leave this dreamy place. Makrinitsa is known as the Noble Village, because it was mostly inhabited by wealthy people. This is why most of the houses in Makrinitsa are noble mansions, very richly decorated. The village is also known as the balcony of Pelion because of its amazing view due to its location (630m above the sea). The houses have decorated tall walls and window, work of the folk-artists of the region. All the climbing streets of Makrinitsa are stone paved and lead to a beautiful large square, shadowed by tall plane trees; the square has a cafeterias, a lovely basilica (Agios Ioannis Prodromos) and carved marble fountain, built around 1809, and which crystal-clear waters are called Immortal Water. The whole ... read more
place expresses tranquillity, beauty and peace. In Makrinitsa, visitor can visit many beautiful churches and basilica as well as the Folklore Museum which has a wonderful collection of rare objects and mementos.


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Aliases: Μακρινίτσα