AGIOS DIMITRIOS PELIO (Village) ZAGORA-MOURESI
Tel: +30 24260 31204, 31205
Fax: +30 24260 31205
Agios Dimitrios is a scenic village that extends along a fully green slope to the sea. Its name comes from an old monastery that gave its place to the majestic metropolitan temple. Several chapels with remarkable wall fresco' and temples are scattered all over the green landscape of the village: Agios Ioannis Theologos, Agios Georgios, Virgin Mary (Panagia), and Sotiros chapel on the homonymous square. The village evolves into a holiday resort with remarkable tourist infrastructure that grows continuously. Following the well-preserved cobbled paths, one reaches the beach resort of Agios Ioannis.
ANILIO (Village) ZAGORA-MOURESI
Tel: +30 24260 31328
Fax: +30 24260 31328
Anilio village is the entry point of Mouresi municipality for the visitor that follows the mountain road via Chania peak. Hidden behind a slope, the village probably got its name "because in winter the sun almost never catches it". (An-Ilio: where "Ilios" is "sun" in Greek)
Being a visitor in Anilio you should visit the small, scenic square where the church of Agios Athanassios is located, a great ecclesiastic monument with one of the best Baroque wood-engraved temples in Pelion area. Anilio is also a place where a number of other well-known monasteries thrived during past times (Holly Mary admittance, Agios Haralambos, The holly cross, Holly trinity).
According to local tradition, at the lower part of the village there used to be the ancient city Achilleio, founded by Homer?s hero "Achilles" himself. Centaur "Cheiron", the master of Achilles and Hercules, used to rest inside the big cave located at the coast of "Banikas"!
Another beautiful beach with crystal clear waters and rich flora touching the edge of the sand, is Plaka beach. Besides the tourist services, great credit is given to the local women?s agricultural cooperative, which promotes the land through traditional homemade fruit-sweets and drinks.
KISSOS (Village) ZAGORA-MOURESI
The highest located village of East Pelion, uniquely scenic, buried amongst the wild and domestic flora of a breathtaking landscape, stands hidden away from the sight of the unaware. Agia Marina Basilica church, a remarkable monument that stands beside the homonymous square of equivalent beauty, marks the villages? past time financial growth. It is known to be of the best and most representative ecclesiastic monuments of Pelion Mount. The famous church that was recently restored is decorated since the second half of 18th century with the best wood-engraved gold-plated temple found around Pelion Mountain?s churches. It also contains numerous Byzantine icons of great artistic value. The church of Agia Marina, hosts in one of its side rooms the local ecclesiastic museum, to which one can see old ecclesiastic scriptures and icons.
Other ecclesiastic monuments of interest include the Agios Efstathios chapel found higher on the hills of Kissos and Agios Constantinos? old temple in Mavroutsa area. Being a visitor in Kissos you will be satisfied not only by the area sights and monuments, but also by the first class tourist services of the local market.
MOURESSI (Village) ZAGORA-MOURESI
Mouresi, a widely spread structured village built into a sea of green, is a wonderful and especially prosperous village with a remarkable view to not only the Aegean Sea but also to the nearby villages (Agios Dimitrios - Agios Ioannis, Kissos). It has a lot to demonstrate to the visitor, including a wonderful square with magnificent view that is shaded by three giant trees, being also a place where one can find the metropolitan temple of Agia Triada (Holly Trinity).
The visitor should also not neglect to visit Damouhari area, a place remarkably scenic and of a wild beauty. Damouhari beach is separated into two halves being divided by a peninsula that reaches the sea: the "old Damouhari", a nice pebbled beach and "new Damouhari" a small natural bay -unique in Pelion- historically known as a port of trade during past times. The ruins of an old castle of the middle ages , which stands on the peninsula's hill, and the remarkable old chapel of Agios Nikolaos, are the area's only monuments. One of the "must go to" beaches that one should not miss is the one called "Papa Nero" regarded by some as one of the most wonderful beaches in whole Greece! Mouresi village in all it's length is a place where one can find cosy, hospitable accommodation at hotels, delicious local food and spirits at the tavernas, and wonderful flowers within the pots of each village home.
TSAGARADA (Village) ZAGORA-MOURESI
Tsagarada, the "sea of green", is the home of Mouresi municipality with significant history. We find it on our way right after Xourihti village as we drive along from Volos town via the coastal road. The village lies on the slopes of the mountain, facing the Aegean Sea and is divided into four sections: Agii Taxiarhes, Agia Paraskevi, Agios Stefanos and Agia Kiriaki. The rich flora that surrounds this place adds numerous sights of natural beauty, which transforms Tsagarada into one of the greatest and most well organized tourist resorts of Pelion with constantly growing fans. Tsagarada is well known to domestic and international tourists for the quality provided within all sections of tourism industry, including hotels and lodgments, selected restaurants, tourist gift shops and art galleries, etc.
Being a visitor to Tsagarada you should pay a visit to the scenic squares scattered all around the four homonymous sections of the village, each one hosting an old ecclesiastic monument. A rare monument of nature is found within Agia Paraskevi Square, were the 1000-year-old plane tree stands dominating the landscape. Following the traditional cobbled streets, you will pass along old traditional houses, residences of noblemen and stone-built fountains. The wonderful beaches of Tsagarada -"Fakistra" and the worldwide known "Milopotamos"- with crystal clear waters and clean, marble-white tiny pebbles, offer the visitor a unique sense of relaxation and joy never to be forgotten as the surrounding landscapes are truly remarkable!
XORYCHTI (Village) ZAGORA-MOURESI
Xourichti is located on a green gorge called "Tsounaga" that is the deepest gorge of Pelion. The wilderness of the landscape is truly awesome. The road of snake-sliding-turns from Milies village extends like a curb up to Xourichti, making it the south side entrance of Mouresi municipality.
"Limnionas" beach is a remarkable and quiet spot of natural beauty, untouched by human intervention. A visitor here will have the privilege of enjoying the glory and beauty of the land and sea.
Art-oriented visitors should pay a visit to the scenic chapel of "Kimisi tis Theotokou" (Holly Mary's Assumption) dated probably to the 17th century, with interesting late Byzantine paintings and a remarkable wood-engraved temple.
Nature lovers and fans of walking will find the old, arched, stone-build bridge joining Xourichti with Tsagarada an interesting place to visit.
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