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Argalasti

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Description

Village of South Pelion built on a fertile plateau. An important commercial center of the region with a rich spiritual tradition, Argalasti is a station and passage to the coast of Pagasitikos and the aegean, which belongs to it. An excellent example of architecture of the beginning of our century is the belfry – clock of the Church of Agii Apostoli. The development of the region was directly influenced by the historical course of the entire Greece area and so after the heyday of the classical years followed the Roman domination, the Byzantine Empire and then the Ottoman Domination. As early as the late 17th century the centre of economic activity is ARGALASTI. The first report that exists is in a Turkish firman of 1653. Its inhabitants are mainly farmers and livestock farmers and many of them come from epirus, mainland Greece and the rest of thessaly. It is mentioned that Argalasti was the capital of the foundations (villages Charismena in Turkish churches), named "argalast-moykantisi " i.e. "argalast's police subcommand", until 1697, when it was transferred to Makrinitsa. The 18th century finds Argalasti to be a developed village of pelion, with great production in many agricultural products and with intense activity in the field of Sericulture. He is also a member of the historical cooperative of AMPELAKIA. During the revolution the whole region suffers the plight of the Turkish savagery, resulting in a halt to the current of economic and cultural development.

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Pagasiticos Gulf View
Argalasti

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