One of the most characteristic traditional settlements, full of mansions and houses that look like hanging ornaments on the green mountain side and are colorful but not as Portaria. It sits of a slope of the Pelion range and another mountaintop to the east with forests. The square with age-old trees lends a panoramic view of Volos and the Pagasetic Gulf. In one of the traditional coffee houses there is a big fresco by Theofilos. The picturesque cobbled paths of Makrinitsa are scattered with traditional water fountains. Makrynitsa has a school, a lyceum, a church, a post office and a square (plateia) with tall trees.
The tap water is drinkable and restaurants will serve glasses of ice water upon request. Local drinks include Mythos (beer) and Ouzo.
Makrinitsa is a generally safe destination.