ACCOMODATION - LOCATION
The historic village of Vizitsa is of the most famous in Pelion and has been declared a conservation village. It is located 32 km from Volos and is built at an altitude of 550 meters.
Feature stocheio the settlement is the strong presence of traditional local architecture. Most of these houses were inhabited since the 16th century by Greeks of Egypt. Twenty years ago began a Restoration effort and restoration of old mansions EOT. Initially the ESO asked seven mansions by their owners to the Restoration and then the rent. These efforts on the initiative of EOT was successful and mansions maintained their appearance unchanged, contributed significantly to the development of tourism in Vyzitsa and above all enhance the impressive atmosphere.
Strolling the countless alleys that cross the entire village and effaced behind the thick chestnut and beech forests, is generated in the sense that travelers from every corner xechylizoun delivery tracks and history, and that the whole village is a living museum that exudes a stately appearance and immortal. Preserved churches, traditional three storey mansions built whole with stone and marble carved details, roofed stone fountains, cobbled streets and of course in the middle of the village square covered with traditional Pelion plates, covered with old trees and decorated with graphics kafenadakia and taverns.
Vizitsa is an ideal destination for those travelers who love hiking, or walks through landscapes lush vegetation and breathtaking views of Pagasitikos Gulf and the slopes of Pelion. The village allows you to follow several hiking trails. One of the easiest and short trips is the old path from Vyzitsa and ends at Station "Moutzouri" neighboring Apples. The distance which is just 1 km. And promises a "journey" full of pictures. Another on walking trail 8 km. Starts from the pathway next to Zoodochos Source, crosses the beautiful waterfall, the settlement Argireika, many areas of olive groves and ends in Kala Nera. More experienced hikers can choose the path that leads to Xourihti and Tsagarada, which is much rougher, but will reward you as you crossed the green forest.
Vizitsa is also famous for the local wine and raki, and many of the visitors to take care to procure local products before leaving. And as you pass the way back to their thinking is just the nostalgic longing for the next full thrills and delights their visit to the village.
Of particular interest is the Monastery of St. John the Baptist which was built in 1789 by the City Zoupaniotis, with unique murals, the chapel of Mount Athos, and the basilica church of Zoodochos Pigi that was built in 1725 and we meet in the main square village.
One of the most beautiful events of the village is in the celebration of the Holy Monastery of Saint John the Baptist. On the feast of St. John the Baptist is performed August 29 is the traditional fava distribution to all visitors of the village.
Also in Visitsa during the summer months you can enjoy the feast of St Anargyroi made on July 1st and the 15th of August Lady.