If Pelion had a king, his throne would surely be located at Agios Georgios. A magnificent village that stretches leisurely along the ridge, with the cool mountain breeze in the summer and crowned with a glorious moon rising behind it in the winter.
The west end of the village is marked by the imposing Nunnery of the Holy Archangels. Here, the nuns kind and compassionate, warmly welcome visitors. Their hospitality, treats (coffee, cookies and loukoumia served with fresh cold mountain water) and high quality handmade products sold at the exhibit hall, attract locals and visitors year-round. The spectacular view to the bay and the 15th century paintings in the old church are not to be missed.
A few hundred meters away from the nunnery, an old threshing floor was turned in the 1990’s into a small stone built open theater. Here, the summer nights are filled with music and the view of the full moon. An unforgettable experience for those who were lucky to have it.
On the east, the village ends at Rachi, an enormous natural balcony within a pine forest which some times operates as a coffee-bar and others as a venue for musical and cultural events.
In the middle of the village is the plateia with the traditional taverns and plane trees. Right across stands the Municipal Museum of the sculptor Nicolas. The artist who created the bronze replica of Argo that adorns Argonauts Street in the port of Volos was born in Agios Georgios and supported the village in several ways.
Tower houses, typical Pelion mansions, and Neoclassical buildings are scattered on each side of the main street. Some of them have been restored into guest houses each with a unique style and character. In the early 20th century, several villagers went abroad, succeeded in their business (mostly trade of textiles & tobacco) and returned to Agios Georgios. They built their new homes in the Neoclassical architectural style. That time Agios Georgios was considered the “Paris of Pelion.” Today, the village preserves some of its old sophisticated feel while at the same time remaining unpretentious. Ai-Giorgis, as the locals call the village, does not need to try hard to impress. When you are here is like you walk in heaven.