|Argalasti Village - South Pelion
The traditional mountainous village of Argalasti is the head of
the villages of South Pelion, and is located 40km from the city
During the Turkish occupation, it was the financial, trading and
cultural center of South Pelion.
If you take a walk around the village you will be impressed by the
traditional atmosphere and the old houses
and mansions that bear
in their architecture, elements from the ancient and Byzantine period.
Close to the church of Agii Apostoli ( Saints Apostles ) is the
paved square of the village, which is covered with centuries old
plain trees, offering cool shade to the passers by as well as the
Before the villages main square is situated the bel fry of
the church Agii Apostoli, which is 45 meters high, built with marble
by local technicians in the 1914.
It has two Russian bells and is a copy of the famous bellfry of
Agia Fotini in Smirni in minor Asia.
If you wish to swim Argalasti has access to a wonderful selection
of beautiful beaches on the Pagasitic Gulf, such as the beaches
of Paou ( 5km.), Kalamaos and Lefokastro (9km.). On the Aegean coast,
the sandy beaches of Potistika (15 km.) and Paltsi (13 km.) are
perfect places to head to.
The village Argalasti is the headquarters of the municipality of
Argalasti, and stretches from Pagasitic Gulf to the coast of Aegean
Sea and the southern edges of the Pelion peninsula, where many villages
and hamlets of south Pelion all belong to this municipality.
As the headquarter of the Municipality of Argalasti, there is a
Medical Center and Chemist that serve all the villages of South
Pelion. From Argalasti there are frequent connections with the KTEL
buses of Magnesia. For more information please call ( + 30 ) 24210