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Perched on the mountain of the Centaurs, Pelion, Makrinitsa enchants with its destinctive Pelion architectural style.

The film starts with panoramic shots of the vertically and amphitheatrically built Makrinitsa and then we watch shots from the facades of houses, probably, of the late Pelion architecture style where we see the symmetry of the windows and the iron-enclosed balcony.

Afterwards, panoramic shots of the settlement where in the background we can, probably, stand out the Topali mansion (Museum of Folk Art and History), a building of classical Pelion architecture style.

Subsequently, we see views from the flora of the area and then (1.44) a sample of the early period architecture type where we distinguish the fortification construction.

The lens goes up in the steep slopes taking shots of the mansions that are hidden through the foliage of the trees and captures the bell tower with the clock from the church of the Virgin Mary (1767). The film continues with shots from the mansions which blend into the natural environment and then gives us shots from the cobbled streets of the settlement where passers-by and locals are having a walk.

A brief look at the city of Volos and its bay at the innermost point of the Pagasetic Gulf and then shots from Irinis square where in the traditional cafe "Theofilos", a part of the painter Theofilos art is exhibited and in the "Pantheon" tavern, which featured in an old Greek film.

It is no coincidence that when Venizelos visited Makrinitsa in 1934, he used the honorary title “the balcony of the Pelion”.

The film continues with a walk in the villages’s cobbled streets where the lens wanders on the facades of the mansions.


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Chatzidakis Georgios

HD (1440x1080)



Duration (seconds)

Super 8mm