Makrinitsa is 17 klm from Volos,
but this is a datum for the mind only. The eye is overwhelmed by
the village's unique position on the mountain right above the city.
Makrinitsa has a well-earned second name: The
Balcony ofPelion, for the visitor of
its main square will be rewarded with a panoramic view of the city
spreading out below at a depth of 600 meters. Beyond the captivating
whiteness of the city lie the azure waters of the Pagasitikos
Gulf in Pelion's loving, green embrace. Anyone planning
a trip around the world in 80 days will undoubtedly include Makrinitsa
on his list of stopovers.
is long and rich and its contribution to the prosperity and progress
of the area praiseworthy. Though it was set to the torch in the
past, the imposing mansions have like the Phoenix been reborn from
their ashes, and today they stand tall and proud and beautiful,
perennial reminders of their glorious past.