Photographer's Note

Sunday in the village
Agios Georgios Nileias
on the Mont Pelion.

At an altitude of 620m, this village is 21km from Volos. There is a lot of rich vegetation, numerous spring water taps and cobble-stoned paths in the area. The church of Agios Georgios is a museum as well as a church. Here you can see some very interesting exhibits.

There is also another museum in the village square that was constructed by the sculptor Nicolas who was born in this village, and went on to be become very famous and respected.

The monastery of Panmegiston-Taxiarhon is also a nice place to visit. It was built in 1309 and today operates as a monastery for women.

Also worth visiting are the monasteries of Agios Sotiras and Agia Triada. Other very interesting churches are those of Kimisis of Theotokou, which is dated from 1744, and the monastery of Agios Athanasios, dated from 1795.

As you walk along the traditional cobbled paths you will see some old mansions. Some of these are now open as guesthouses, such as Derelis, Ioannidis and Jorgis, where you can see the impressive paintings on the ceilings and walls.

In the main square you can enjoy traditional tastes with local wine or tsipouro at the tavernas and restaurants. The surrounding trees provide a cool and relaxing shade in the summer from the sun.

During the summer there are many cultural shows that take place. You can visit the museum that houses a large collection of traditional clothes and local objects and findings.

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