The Essential
Makrinitsa occupies a magnificent site facing Volos Bay; it is pleasant to stroll through the narrow streets of the village among the splendid old houses, some of which are impressively large and well preserved. The square is attractive, with its fountain, plane trees and a tiny 18C church with, inside, an iconostatis decorated with beautiful icons. Higher up is the Church of Panagia (18C), where Roman and Byzantine inscriptions can be seen on the walls.