Agios Vlasios, Magnesia

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Agios Vlasios
Άγιος Βλάσιος
Agios Vlasios is located in Greece
Agios Vlasios
Agios Vlasios
Coordinates: 39°20′N 23°3′E / 39.333°N 23.050°E / 39.333; 23.050Coordinates: 39°20′N 23°3′E / 39.333°N 23.050°E / 39.333; 23.050
Country Greece
Administrative region Thessaly
Regional unit Magnesia
Municipality Volos
Municipal unit Artemida
Lowest elevation 251 m (823 ft)
Population (2011)[1]
 • Rural 322
 • Population 515 (2011)
Time zone EET (UTC+2)
 • Summer (DST) EEST (UTC+3)
Postal code 385 00
Area code(s) 24280
Vehicle registration BO

Agios Vlasios (Greek: Άγιος Βλάσιος meaning Saint Blaise, before 1927: Καραμπάσι - Karampasi,[2] Turkish: Karabaş "black head") is a village and a community in the municipal unit of Artemida, Magnesia, Greece. Agios Vlasios is situated on the slopes of mount Pelion, 1.5 km west of Agios Georgios Nileias, 2 km northeast of Ano Lechonia and 11 km east of Volos. Its population in 2011 was 515. The name comes from the church of the village.


The community Agios Vlasios consists of the following villages:

  • Agios Vlasios [2011 pop: 322]
  • Malaki [pop: 113]
  • Palaiokastro [pop: 55]
  • Strofilos [pop: 25]


Year Village population Community population
1981 - 772
1991 548 -
2001 485 785
2011 322 515


During the Turkish Era, the village Palaiokastro which is located between Ano Lechonia and Agios Vlasios was inhabited by Turks. After Thessaly joined Greece in 1881 Agios Vlasios (then Karampasi) became a part of the municipality of Nileia. In 1912, it became an independent community. In 1997, Agios Vlasios became a part of the municipality of Artemida which has its seat at nearby Ano Lechonia. In 2010 Artemida became part of the municipality of Volos.[3]

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