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Makrinitsa (Greek: Μακρινίτσα) is the balcony of Mt.Pelion which is its nickname, 5 km NE of Volos, Magnesia, Greece.

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.

Get in[edit]

By bus from Volos Interurban Bus Terminal ("Yperastiko KTEL") (KTEL Volou).

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The tap water is drinkable and restaurants will serve glasses of ice water upon request. Local drinks include Mythos (beer) and Ouzo.

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Stay safe[edit]

Makrinitsa is a generally safe destination.

  • The summer sun tends to get very strong. You should not take the risk of dehydration, sunburns or even heat strokes lightly. Wear appropriate clothes, maybe with a hat and sunglasses; use sunscreen; bring enough water on excursions and know when to stop exhausting yourself and seek the shade of a tree.

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