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One of the unique ancient villages of Pelion, whose name was given by the homonymous Byzantine monastery, just outside the village, dating from the (1378) and was founded by St. Lawrence came to the area from Mount Athos. It is a traditional mountain village 20 km from Volos and at an altitude of 600m. It is well known for the imposing mansions such as Sini, and the Kantartzi Gklanani. Also noteworthy are the graphics paths and suitable for a refreshing walk. On 15-16 August is celebrated nationwide pilgrimage, during which the faithful are flocking to venerate the skull of St. Apostle of the New. Also, the third weekend of June all the gathered villagers in the central square, where the wine festival organized by local dances and songs. If you want your stay to be unforgettable then you have to visit the old mill, a 19th century building has been converted with great care and craftsmanship into a luxury guesthouse retaining all the traditional elements of the original stone building. The "old mill" located next to a creek kelarysto. The whole village is a monument to Art Pelion wonderful buildings, fountains and paths. Through a landscape that is constantly changing without tiring, is worthwhile to follow the path to Drakeia and Hania. SAINT LAVRENTIOS The Church of St. Demetrius, cathedral, central square. The Church Of St. Athanasius The Church of the Holy Apostle of the new, with remarkable tower-clock. Beside her, a small amphitheater built. The Chapel of Mary Souravlou dedicated to Zoodochos Source. Arriving from the square Xatzini (path 10 '). The Monastery of St. Lawrence, 2 kilometers A. Founded in 1378 by the Blessed Lawrence of Great Lavra on Mount Athos, on the ruins of an older monastery. The monastery, dedicated to Prophet Elias and Metamorphosis, played an important role in the revolutions of Thessaly (1821, 1854 and 1878).