|Xinovrisi - South Pelion
Xinovrisi is a mountainous village located 46 km . from Volos, 6
km from Argalasti and 6 km . from the beautiful beach of Potistika.
The village was built at an altitude of 300 meters, and is one that
provides a very peaceful and relaxing atmosphere.
The village owes its name to a fountain with spring metallic sparkling
water that is situated before the sea, ( Xinovrisi = Sour Tap).
In the old days it was
also known as Bistinika. It was inhabituated during the medieval
period and today there are still ruins of its medieval castle.
The cobble stone paths of the village are perfect for taking a stroll
where you can discover picturesque corners, with yards full of flowers
and traditional houses.
For a nice walk you can follow the path that passes through a gorge
with rich fauna and spring waters, where the path ends at the magnificent
sandy beach of Potistika.
In the main paved square of the village, you will find traditional
tavernas, that offer traditional and local cuisine under the shade
of the centuries old plain trees.
It is worth visiting the church of Kimisi Tis Theotokou dated from
1778, which was destroyed by fire during the Ottoman occupation,
but was renovated years later.
Every year on the 15th of August a large religious and traditional
festival takes place in the main square of the village.
Xinovrisi is very close to Argalasti, and is serviced by the Medical
Center and the Pharmacy of Argalasti.