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Makrinitsa (Greek: Μακρινίτσα), nicknamed "balcony of Mt. Pelion," is a village and a former community in Magnesia, Thessaly, Greece. Since the 2011 local government reform it is part of the municipality Volos, of which it is a municipal unit.[1] It is 5 km NE of Volos. One of the most characteristic traditional settlements, full of mansions and houses that look like hanging ornaments on the green mountain side. It sits of a slope of the Pelion range and another mountaintop to the east with forests. The square with age-old trees lends a panoramic view of Volos and the Pagasetic Gulf. One of the traditional coffee houses is decorated with a fresco by the famous greek painter Theofilos. The picturesque cobbled paths of Makrinitsa are scattered with traditional water fountains. Makrinitsa has a school, a lyceum, a church, a post office and a square (plateia) with large plain trees. Makrinitsa is a popular tourist destination, especially during the winter.


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Historical population
Year Population
1981 546
1991 651
2001 898

History

After World War II and the Greek Civil War, some of its buildings were rebuilt, emigration at a high rate occurred. The village is the setting for parts of the film A Teacher with Blonde Hair.
References

^ Kallikratis law Greece Ministry of Interior (Greek)

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