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Administrative Region : West Macedonia
Regional unit : Grevena

Mesolouri (Greek: Μεσολούρι) is a mountain village and a former community in Grevena regional unit, West Macedonia, Greece. Since the 2011 local government reform it is part of the municipality Grevena, of which it is a municipal unit.[1] The population of the community entails 139 inhabitants from a 2001 census.[2]


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Mesolouri is located in Macedonia and built in the eastern side of the northern Pindos mountains at an altitude of 1080 meters. It administratively belongs to Grevena regional unit and the region of West Macedonia. Ecclesiastically, Mesolouri belongs to the Holy Metropolis of Grevena. It borders north with the community of Dotsiko, easternly with the municipality of Agios Kosmas, southernly with the community of Filippaioi and the municipality of Theodoros Ziakas and westwards on the community of Samarina. It abstains from Grevena 28 km., from Athens 441 km., from the Thessaloniki 215 km., from Larisa 178 km. and from Ioannina 136 km.

The village surrounded by a verdurous region, extent of 18 km², full of trees such as beeches, pines, firs, oaks, maples, junipers and other. The fauna of the area includes animals such as bear, roe deer, wolf, foxes, badgers, squirrels, wild boar, rabbits, and many species of eagles, hawks and other birds.

From the elevations "Petra" (1.326 m), "Tsouka" (1.220 m) and "Krania" (1.237 m) which they are located around the village the view to Kastoria, Grammos, Vintsi, Kissavos and Olympus is fascinating. Between the elevations "Petra" and "Tsouka" exists a small river which shapes three possessed waterfalls of height 3 m, 2.5 m, and 5 m respectively in distance 1 km NW of village. In distance 2 km south of the settlement, in a way that is offered for walk in the forest, are located two small lakes of surface 150 m² and 50 m² and there near the locality "Paliospita" with ruins of old settlement. Northern of the village in distance 1 km is located the church of Prophet Helias and in the 2 km locality "Mauromati" with the homonym fountain. Southernly in distance 1 km from the village is found the locality "Mylos" is found the ruins of old watermills as well as the foundations of bridge. Inside the settlement of worthy attention are the fountain in the central square which is dated by the creation of village and the church of Agios Dimitrios, which was built in 1778 and constitutes the ornament of village.
References

^ Kallikratis law Greece Ministry of Interior (Greek)
^ [1].(Greek) Data from the 2001 census, at the National Statistical Service of Greece (ΕΣΥΕ), www.statistics.gr

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