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  • Mouresi (Μουρέσι) Magnisia
  • Mouresi is a village in Pelion that has a view of mountains and sea. Its neighboring villages are Kissos, Agios Dimitrios and the Aegean Sea. It is geographically built above Damouchari, Papa Nero and Agios Ioannis, the oldest seaside in the eastern Pelion. The visitor going to Mouresi faces Halkidiki which is located opposite as well as Mount Athos. Muresi has wild natural beauty but is the ideal place for a vacation away from the crowds.


    A typical old "bakufi" from Pelion with a characteristic past. For the historical roots of the village of East Pelion, located just 4 kilometers west of Tsagarada and at about the same altitude (380 m), many views have been expressed from time to time, based on various historical versions, but all of these have remained purely hypothetical. no version of any historical document that clarifies things in favor of one or the other can be confirmed. On the other hand, the place name "Moures" occupied several historians and intellectuals, locals and foreigners who, in their effort to etymologize it correctly, tormented the entire research on the origin of the first inhabitants of the village, as well as the search for place and time. the retention of the first settlement. Thus, the French Messier, who accompanied Pelion in 1850, starting from the phonetic similarity of the place name, finds in the name of the village "analogy to Myra, the city of Magnetiki according to Thermaikos gulf" as Georgiadis later informs us. of the French historian adopts in his book "Makrinitsa and Pelion" and the modern Pelion historian D. Sisilianos, who after placing the ancient city in the area of ​​today's Damouchari, observes that the place name "Moures" is nothing but a paraphrase of " Myres "according to the conversion of υ to ου. Supported as it seems in the same view, the oldest scholars of Pelion, transcribed the name of the village that was previously pronounced" Moures "or" Morris "in" Myresis "or" Myresion "without examining the correctness of the version formulated by Mezier. But was the ancient city of Myres anointed in Damouchari or not? Scyllax, the oldest known geographer in the world, writes of Magnesia in his account of its cities. The fact that the ancient geographer mentions the city last in line forces us to admit thatMyres must have been much further west than Damouchari, since we know that the ruins of the other three magnets are located after Damouchari in this direction and first in Melivoia. Archaeologist Arvanitopoulos even began by stating that the Myres may have been in the "old tower" position, while in the past Georgiadis was of the opinion that it was built in "Paliokastro" of Zagora. Many end up embracing the simplistic view of the place name. The fruit of the baby trees from which the whole area was overgrown until about the middle of the 19th century. When in 1954 the Ministry of the Interior proposed in a circular the renaming of the village, the community reacted vigorously to this proposal, supporting the above view in the relevant resolution, which, however, does not seem to be confirmed by any historical source.

    In ancient times, however, the place seems to have been inhabited. This is evidenced by the fact that on the hill to the east of the church of Agia Paraskevi was found on August 20, 1934 a lekythos of the archaic era unpainted, inside a tomb covered with tiles. However, this finding was the only one because N. Giannopoulos, who was interested at the time, could not conduct excavations due to lack of credit.

    In the medieval years, moreover, the traces of the village can be seen again in Damouchari, where there is the only safe harbor in the area, a port that is offered as the most convenient shelter for ships throughout the rugged coast of eastern Pelion which, as Georgiadis observes, " In winter, it is inaccessible. "

    Here, moreover, in Damouchari (more precisely, the name is Tamouchari, but it became Damouchari with the addition of the final ni of its article in the causative, as a result of the frequent anointing of the phrase).


    I'm talking to you and you're blushing: a song by Dionysis Savvopoulos, in which he refers to the village with the verse: "The days of the Holy Trinity have come winged days

    If one visits Mouresi, one will be able to see the beauty of the other churches, such as Agia Paraskevi, the chapel of Prophet Elias, the chapel of Stavros and the church of the Assumption of the Virgin Mary with its beautiful wood-carved iconostasis while its church Assumption of the Virgin Mary was built in 1810.

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