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Regional unit : Magnisia

  • Makryrrachi (Μακρυρράχη) Magnisia
  • Makryrrachi is a village in the Municipality of Zagora-Mouresi in the Regional Unit of Magnisia, in the Region of Thessaly. According to the 2011 Census, it has a population of 609 inhabitants. It is located at an altitude of about 300 meters, in eastern Pelion, and is 44 km from Volos and 20 km from the ski center of Pelion. [1] The villages of Agioi Saranda and Karavoma belong to the Local Community of Makryrrachi.

    Until 1655, the village was dedicated to Sultan Asman Hanoum, so it was turned into a bakuf. Makrirrahi prospered financially thanks to the cultivation of silkworms and the construction of scooters. The prosperity of the village continued until the beginning of the 20th century. [1] At the end of the 19th century, George Kaniskeris allocated significant sums of money for public works in the village, which contributed to the development of his village and its wider area. The building of the "Kaniskerioi Bequest" has been designated a monument, because it is a remarkable and representative sample of the traditional architecture of Pelion in the middle of the 19th century, with very architectural, morphological and typological elements and, together with the rest of the buildings of the settlement, of the highest architectural and urban value. [2]

    The main church of the village is dedicated to Agios Ioannis Prodromos.

    References

    "Latest news from MAKRYRRACHI: The village of flowers". February 21, 2012. Postman. Retrieved May 14, 2017.
    "ΥΑ ΥΠΠΟ / ΔΝΣΑΚ / 19962/565 / 21-4-2008 - ΦΕΚ 171 / ΑΑΠ / 14-5-2008". Ministry of Culture. Retrieved May 14, 2017.

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