On the slopes of Pelion, Makrinitsa village offers a great retreat 365 days a year. It has been named the Balcony of Pelion by the prominent Greek Eleftherios Venizelos. And this is a name doing it 100% justice, thanks to the breathtaking views to Pagasetic Gulf and Volos. At an altitude reaching up to 850 meters above sea level, the picturesque village is surrounded by nature’s bliss. Walnut trees and fir trees, plain trees and chestnut trees all create a formidable scenery.
Makrinitsa is a traditional settlement, built with stone and always in perfect alignment with the natural surroundings. As soon as you reach the village, you will be stunned by its architecture and the care put in every single detail. Just walk towards the square and you will come across the magnificent drinking fountain with Lions. There is a Folklore Museum in the area, reviving customs and traditions of the old times. Roads are pedestrianized, which makes the canvas of the village even more idyllic.
This is the place to relax and take in the magnitude of Greek nature. If you want, you may indulge in hiking tours along the wider area. But even if you do not feel like exploring the outdoors, you should sip on Greek coffee with spoon sweets. Or try out the local delicacies made from the hands of housewives. The village has been blessed with fertile land and the locals know that. This is why they produce a lot of high quality, organic products of great value and deliciousness. Egg pasta and dried herbs, pies and pastries, desserts and liquors are just few, ready to fuel your wanderlust and especially to those interested in culinary art.
Discover the beauty of Makrinitsa and enjoy life as it should be. Nothing is too much here, in a place where Nature has surpassed itself!