At 32km from Volos, the beautiful village of Vizitsa is situated in-between the equally lovely Milies (2km west) panorama icon, and Pinakates (3km). panorama icon

Declared a preservation settlement it is a ‘living’ museum of impressive traditional Pelion architecture that captivates its visitors from the first sight.

One of the most beautiful and renowned villages of Peilion it there are many old, restored and well preserved mansions (Arhondika), traditional towers, countless paved and cobbled streets, well preserved churches and stone built covered fountains, a typical example being Mousga.

The lush green central square in the middle of the village is paved with traditional Pelion flagstones and shaded by aged plane trees.

Reminiscent of a fairy-tale from another era the square is picturesquely lined with the tavernas offering tasty Pelion cuisine and cafeterias.

Many of these mansions have been restored and converted into traditional pensions that open throughout the seasons. There are still many small hotels and rented rooms available for a variation of budgets.

Built at an altitude of 540m on the west mountain slopes of Pelion with stunning views of the Pagasitiko Gulf, it is a village that loves walkers and there are many footpaths and walk-ways to explore.

Amongst these is the old footpath starting from Vizitsa that leads to the old train station of Milies at the terminal of ‘Mourtzouri’. panorama icon

Another relatively easy route starts from the cobbled path next to the Zoodochos Spring, passing the waterfalls and crossing the settlement of Argiraika and through the verdant countryside with its olives, herbs, wild chestnuts and beehives until it reaches Kala Nera. More experienced walkers can choose the more challenging route ending in Xourichti and Tsagkarada. panorama icon

Whichever you choose the images and photos that you take with you from the forest will be wonderful and memorable.

Of particular interest is the Holy Monastery of Agio Ioannis (St John the Baptist) built in 1789 by the Municipality of Zoupaniotis with its unique frescoes. St John the Baptist celebrates the feast day on the 29th August and offers fava beans to all the visitors to the village.

The three aisled Royal church of Zoodoxou Pigis was built in 1725 and is located in what is now the main parking area of the village, where on the 15th August the feast day of the Virgin Mary and the chapel of Athos are celebrated. The festivities of Agios Anarguroi also take place here on the 1st July.

If you are visiting during the summer months the beaches of Pagasitikou and Kala Nera, panorama icon Koropi and Afissos panorama icon and Gatzea are well organized with sun beds and umbrellas. There are many shops for tourists with gift shops, cafeterias, restaurants and bars within a short distance from the village of Vitisa.

Leaving Volos on the way to Vizitsa we pas Agria, panorama icon Kato Lechonia (lower) and Ano Lechonia (upper), panorama icon Malaki, Kato Gatzea, Kala Nera and at the crossroads after Koropi we turn left to follow the road to Milies, 4km after the village we reach Vizitsa.

There is also an alternative route from Ano Lechonia, Agio Blasio, Agio Georgio Nileias, panorama icon Pinakates panorama icon and then finally Vizitsa.

This route is slightly longer but makes up for the extra time with uninterrupted views over the Pagasitiko Gulf.


 

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