Kissos

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Kissos
Κισσός
Kissos is located in Greece
Kissos
Kissos
Coordinates: 39°24′N 23°8′E / 39.400°N 23.133°E / 39.400; 23.133Coordinates: 39°24′N 23°8′E / 39.400°N 23.133°E / 39.400; 23.133
Country Greece
Administrative region Thessaly
Regional unit Magnesia
Municipality Zagora-Mouresi
Municipal unit Mouresi
Elevation 500 m (1,600 ft)
Population (2011)[1]
 • Rural 332
Community
Time zone EET (UTC+2)
 • Summer (DST) EEST (UTC+3)
Vehicle registration ΒΟ

Kissos (Greek: Κισσός) is a mountain village in the municipal unit of Mouresi, in the eastern part of Magnesia, Greece. It sits on the eastern slopes of the forested Pelion mountains, at about 500 meters elevation, 3 km from the Aegean Sea to the northeast. It is located 3 km west of Mouresi, 5 km southeast of Zagora and 17 km east of the city of Volos (Magnesia's capital).

Kissos was the original home of Kyriazis Hadji-Kyriazis (b. 1817), founder of the dynasty of tobacco merchants and producers which eventually got to great prominence in Egypt as "Kyriazi freres".

The church of Agia Marina, which dates back to the 17th century, is located in Kissos. The church was built in 1650 during the Turkish occupation of Greece.[2][non-primary source needed] The size of the church and the fact that it was built in the main square of the village suggest that the church was built with the permission of the Turks. The church is beautifully decorated inside with frescoes and wooden carved iconostases.

Population[edit]

Year Population
1981 430
1991 467
2001 393
2011 332

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  1. ^ "Απογραφή Πληθυσμού - Κατοικιών 2011. ΜΟΝΙΜΟΣ Πληθυσμός" (in Greek). Hellenic Statistical Authority. 
  2. ^ "Greece Pelion Kissos Agia Marina Basilica Church Kissos Village Pelion Holidays". www.agiamarina-kissos.com. Retrieved 2015-06-03.