Surrounded by dense pine and olive groves, 58 kilometers from Volos,
the fishing village of Amaliapolis is beautifully laid out in a natural amphitheatre.
It has two natural harbors, one of them sheltered by the little island
of Kikynthos, home to the
picturesque little church of Agios Nikolaos, built by the people of Trikeri
in 1805. The village has an unbroken history dating back to medieval times.
The visitor will enjoy his holiday in immaculate hotels or rented
accommodation, he will taste the village's traditional fish appetizers and visit
the new monastery of Panayia Xenia. He can also sail by caique to enjoy the delights
of the sea at Pagasitikos,
the Northern Sporades and
Evoia. Just 8 kilometers from
Amaliapolis lies Sourpi and
the beach of Nies, the ancient
port of the Myrmidons, from where Achilles set out to the Trojan War. A picturesque
beach for swimming and fishing.
This text (extract) is cited November 2003 from the GNTO
- Region of Thessaly
- Prefecture of Magnesia
- Magnesia Prefecture
Tourism Committee tourist pamphlet.