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Makrinitsa square
Makrinitsa square
Makrinitsa is located in Greece
Coordinates: 39°24′N 22°59′E / 39.400°N 22.983°E / 39.400; 22.983Coordinates: 39°24′N 22°59′E / 39.400°N 22.983°E / 39.400; 22.983
Country Greece
Administrative region Thessaly
Regional unit Magnesia
Municipality Volos
 • Municipal unit 59.9 km2 (23.1 sq mi)
Elevation 600 m (2,000 ft)
Population (2011)[1]
 • Municipal unit 694
 • Municipal unit density 12/km2 (30/sq mi)
Time zone EET (UTC+2)
 • Summer (DST) EEST (UTC+3)
Postal code 370 11
Area code(s) 24280
Vehicle registration ΒΟ

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.[2] The municipal unit has an area of 59.903 km2.[3] It is situated in the northwestern part of the Pelion mountains, 6 km northeast of Volos. One of the most characteristic traditional settlements, full of mansions and houses that look like hanging ornaments on the green mountain side. 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 is a popular tourist destination, especially during the winter.

The village is the home of the Museum of Folk Art and History of Pelion, housed in the historic Topali Mansion, with over 1,500 objects related to the folk culture and everyday life of the region.[4]

Historical population[edit]

Year Population
1981 546
1991 651
2001 898
2011 694



  1. ^ a b "Απογραφή Πληθυσμού - Κατοικιών 2011. ΜΟΝΙΜΟΣ Πληθυσμός" (in Greek). Hellenic Statistical Authority. 
  2. ^ Kallikratis law Greece Ministry of Interior (in Greek)
  3. ^ "Population & housing census 2001 (incl. area and average elevation)" (PDF) (in Greek). National Statistical Service of Greece. Archived from the original (PDF) on 2015-09-21. 
  4. ^ "Pelion Museum of Folklore and History",, retrieved 2016-01-15 

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