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Visiting Makrinitsa village in Pilion’s mountains

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On Monday’s post I started by presenting Portaria, a small village on the mountains of Pilio, close to the city of Volos. On the next day of our trip, we chose to visit the next village which is also very well known and equally picturesque, called Makrinitsa. Makrinitsa is famous for its special architecture as you see in the last picture: houses hanging from the cliffs with roofs built out of stone. Moreover, the view of Volos beneath is breathtaking, therefore earning the title of ‘Pilion’s balcony’.

We strolled around the cobbled streets and admired the view for 2-3 hours. Local old women hold shops with local products and there is a cafeteria where also a very old Greek movie was filmed. I suggest stopping there and sipping a coffee while enjoying the view and getting cool under the huge trees.

Having coffee with this view…Not bad at all.

The houses are literally hanging from the cliffs.

This is the small square of the village where an old Greek movie was filmed. Here you can make a stop and have a coffee, the trees can help you cool on a very hot day.

Bells anyone?

Local shops in a market very similar of that in the Greek islands.

Roofs built of stone.

While entering the village, it is clear that the architecture is far from the urban one of the modern Greek cities.

Overlooking at Volos.

Quite a view of Volos right? This is why this village is called ‘the balcony of Pilion’.

I hope you like the pictures!!

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Who am I? Passionate for capturing little moments of daily life, a diary of my journey called life. This blog ''explores everyday life'', so therefore you will find topics such as photography, travelling, food and drinks, living, gardening, entertainment, decoration and much more. Meet me on my blog and other accounts for more info!

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