At the slopes of Pelion,
this devine shadowy mountain, Makrinitsa is resting sluggishly. It's a major village
well known for its panoramic view to Pagasitikos
Gulf and Volos,
its unique architectural features, its magnificent mansions and houses, its churches,
water fountains and paths. Makrinitsa was built between 1204 and 1215 by the Byzantine
family of Malliasinon.
This small settlement, that appeared in the first centuries of Turkish ryle, developed economic activities in both the Balkans and Europe by cultivating silkworms and working out leather. In 1878, Makrinitsa plays a leading role in the Revolution against the Turks. At the same time, Margarita Basdeki - chief of troops - excels for her courage in fight. After the liberation from the Turks, Makrinitsa turns to be the largest municipality in the area in extent, population and activities. By the end of the 2nd World war Makrinitsa's rural character changes thanks to tourism that opened new horizons for its inhabitants.
This text is cited September 2004 from the Community of Makrinitsa URL below, which contains images
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