Makrinitsa sping II
Known as the balcony of Pelion, Makrinitsa attracts people from all places and ages for summer and winter holidays. It is 16km from Volos and 3km from Portaria.
The village was built on the slope of the mountain where the lower points have an altitude of 350m and the higher 700m.
The colour and style have been preserved through the years so the village maintains its original and traditional look. There are many old traditional houses, mansions and cobble-stoned paths for walking. In the main square, the plain trees are centuries old and provide shade and cool from the hot summer sun.
From here, the view is simply majestic. The entire city of Volos is right down below your feet, and it the perfect view to sit back and watch as you enjoy a drink.
If you walk to the back of the church of Agios Yiannis, you can see the frescos from 1910 that were painted by the artist Theofilos. In the "Tapali" mansion, which was built in 1844, you will find the museum for music and art folklore. The museum has a very impressive collection of household objects, tools, books, clothing, flags and guns. It is open daily from 10.00 until 17.00.
You can visit the interesting churches with many icons and frescos, like the church of Panagias (1767), Agios Athanasios (1792), Agios Nikoloas (1787) and Agios Georgios (1795).
At the village square is the church of Agios Yiannis Prothromos. On the side of this church is the famous old spring fountain with its sculptured lions heads. In the old days, the people used to say that this water made you immortal. The fountain was built in 1809.
During the summer, many festivals take place. In July are the celebrations of "Mays" and "Maithei", which have their roots with the ancient Greek God Dionysos, and they are based on the renaissance of life and nature. You can enjoy dance and music at these festivals.
In the village you will find restaurants, cafes, bars and tavernas. At the restaurant "Partheon", you can enjoy your meal or drink with a magnificent view of Volos.
At the Koukourava, which is actually a quarter of the village of Makrinitsa, you can see the medieval castle of Skotiniotis, old water mills and wild vegetation.
You can also visit the church of Agia Magthalini that dates from 1737. Inside you can enjoy the impressive icons and wall paintings. Makrinitsa is a village that you will never forget. It is one of the most beautiful and popular in all of Pelion.
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photoray (13214) 2014-05-12 19:48
The blue plaid tables outdoors in the sun shine beckon to be used with beautiful surroundings of the steep mountainside's white houses and lush trees.
Our famous travel expert - Rick Steeves visited Volos and reported on it in his video program, and now I know there is even more worthy to explore nearby.
Thanks for sharing,
abmdsudi (45704) 2014-05-12 22:18
A scenic place to unwind the spring season for a couple of days and puts me in the holiday mood wetting my appetite with the breath taking view and brilliant light! It's very nice warmth and calm setting wonderfully shaded by lush green all round. I love the shooting angle stretching the depth and perspective all the way and how the lamp posts and the blue tables actually frames the subject pulling the eye along the receding diagonals into the distant slope. A pleasantly laid-back feel but just alive with lovely colours, materials and contrast. Great take my friend and pleasure to look. Lovely!
Fis2 (88833) 2014-05-12 23:43
I like composition and colors.
Have a nice day
mohammad_H (9706) 2014-05-13 0:03
Hello dear friend
Beautiful landscapes, and boasts a lively and eye-catching background environment
Good job you are looking at the foreground, the depth image
lousat (81124) 2014-05-13 1:57
Ciao Costantino,una composizione davvero magnifica,quanto sono belle le antiche case sulla collina,una vista molto originale coi tavoli in primo piano che danno un tocco in piu'.Buona giornata,Luciano
shreya2000 (1510) 2014-05-13 4:02
Composition is very good for the all white houses. Nicely taken and good seen pic. You seems to be live in a hilly area near beach. Regards,
snunney (88391) 2014-05-13 4:08
The blue chequered table cloths indicate it must be nearly time to eat; they also make a fine set of pointers toward the village seen in the background. A cleverly composed image perfectly presented with good light, colours and sharpness.
Sergiom (65297) 2014-05-13 5:02
J'aimerais bien réserver une de ces tables pour le dîner. Quelle belle vue sur le village tout blanc, les montagnes et le ciel.Pour un repas de rêve.
rychem (26812) 2014-05-13 9:26
I am dreaming of summer, vacations and fantastic weather, beautiful view and very nice place to rest and drink a cup of coffee of a cold drink, very optimistic photo
ikeharel (61491) 2014-05-13 11:39
A balcony to have coffe and just looking out onto the slop and white houses village, Costantino.
The lamp-posts are nicely added to the whole view, well taken perspective.
kato (11630) 2014-05-13 17:22
You're capturing well this scene by a good angle and excellent tone/clarity, so it's interesting and impressive to see the village of the place between mountains surrounded by rich environment. It's also effective for the balcony with the good view as the restaurant in FG.
mirosu (15126) 2014-05-13 22:23
Excellent view from restaurant terrace to nice white houses on green slopes. Must be nice place to sit and enjoy a glass of Greek red wine, or in the evening to have a nice Loukaniko with another glass of red wine.
Very well done.
arnie (1803) 2014-05-14 3:30
A can imagine this would be a great place to eat, and have a fantastic view. Nicely presented.
Didi (58440) 2014-05-14 9:21
Very nice view under a very good lights ambiance
No tourist are sitting on the table I am surprised
cornejo (34626) 2014-05-14 12:35
Hello Costantino, very good photograph of this interesting composition, very well captured in this beautiful image with good sharpness, depth, light and color. Very good job well done, congratulations my friend. Thanks for sharing this beautiful work.
Good night and happy rest of the week.
Warm greetings from southern Spain.
ourania (35100) 2014-05-14 14:23
πολύ καλός συνδυασμός πρώτου πλάνου και ευρύτερης θέας στο βάθος, μια πολύ επιτυχημένη περιγραφή. Μου αρέσει πάρα πολύ το φως και τα χρώματα, τονίζουν εύστοχα τον χαρακτήρα και το κάλλος της περιοχής. Μια σφιχτοδεμένη σύνθεση με εξαιρετικό βάθος και λεπτομέρειες, ένα πολύ ευχάριστο μέρος. Συγχαρητήρια και ευχαριστώ!
Να είσαι καλά, καλή σου μέρα,
photographer_sg (4410) 2014-05-15 3:25
this is such a pleasant photograph with superb framing. The lamp in the foreground provides nice depth and the row of lamps along with the railing and the tables leads to the lush green hills and the houses. the sharpness, colours and clarity are all excellent in this masterful composition.
thanks for sharing and have a nice day.
jacquest (18869) 2014-05-15 4:02
Tu nous présentes ici un endroit fort reposant avec une vue magnifique et il doit y être très agréable d'y prendre une repas ou une consommation. Le vert et le blanc se font contraste sous une belle luminosité.
mkamionka (31999) 2014-05-15 8:49
lovely composition with the tables waiting for us in the foreground. Beautiful view starts just behind, very impressive place, thanks for sharing,
Silvio1953 (128423) 2014-05-16 7:51
Ciao Costantino, bella preparazione per un piacevole pranzetto all'aperto, ottima nitidezza, splendida luce e magnifici colori, bravo, buon week end, ciao Silvio
Graal (99502) 2014-05-16 23:18
very nice landscape. Good composition and POV. Beautiful spring. Photo I like.
Have a nice WE.
omid266 (6700) 2014-05-16 23:40
Dear my friend,
Another excellent , spectaclar Peaceful landscape, in the seashore of this Island,
very very beautiful view , nice POV,
All the BEST and Thanks!
mcmtanyel (15607) 2014-05-18 21:20
The blue tablecloths are the eye-catchers in the thumbnail. The full size photo reveals the beauty of the hills in the background. It must be a pleasant place to spend some time and I imagine the view is lovely.
PaulVDV (24029) 2014-05-19 10:49
Excellently composed picture.
A very beautiful place to have a drink or lunch with a wonderful view of pretty green mountain slopes. A part of Greece that is much greener than we ususally get to see here on pictures.
The balcony of Pelion is surely a well chosen name for this place.
Best regards, Paul
elenimavrandoni (14209) 2014-05-20 18:15
I really like this part of Greece, Mount Pelion and its villages, always so close to our traditions!!
what a view!!! what a place!!
I remember very well the view from that point, I remember the village, the food, the smells and the colors!!
thanks for the memories!!
miumiu (6113) 2014-06-05 13:15
Wonderful place and hills.
l like the beautiful colours and composition.
Really very attractive balcony.