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mountain of Greece as well as green
mountain Kissavos and enjoy the
unique natural beauty of Thessaly.    
Meteora Meteora is a formation of huge dark colored rocks
that constitute a geological phenomenon of unique
beauty as well as an important monument of the
Orthodox religion.    
Plastiras Lake Plastiras Lake is an ideal destination for
excursions, outdoor activities and relaxation
during both summer and winter months.    
Traditional Villages Several traditional villages
lie in the mountains of Thessaly.    
Pelion Pelion, the mountain of the Centaurs is a perfect
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Sporades Skiathos, Skopelos, Alonissos.
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Ampelakia

Generally

 

The Historical Community Of Ampelakia is close to the valley of Tempi, 5 km from the highway at the foothills of Kissavos. Ambelakia became known around the world,for the foundation in the year 1778 of the first cooperative in the world, called "Common Company of Ambelakia", which involved the production, processing, dyeing and trade of red thread . The rich tradition of the village is reflected in the unique architecture of the mansions and cultural evidence preserved in the museums of the village.

Facilities

In Ambelakia you can find hotels and hostels to stay and near the square there are restaurants where you can enjoy a meal or a coffee.

 

Must see

 

  • The mansion of George Schwartz (President of the association), which operates as a museum.
  • The Folklore Museum Ampelakia, with rich material
  • The Heritage Centre Ambelakia (only works weekends)
  • The Church of St. George (15th-16th century) with rare paintings.
  • The Church of Agia Paraskevi, near the village square.
Suggestions
  • You can walk to the cobblestone streets of the village where you can see the houses of the village and the outside of the building of Diocese.
  • You can eat at one of the tavernes where we recommend you try the local meat especially the ribs.
  • You can visiting the museums and churches of the village.
  • You can have a coffee in Hotel Kouros, from where you can enjoy the sights over the valley of Tempe.

Around the village

Outside of the village,is the Castle of Oria, which is part of the fortifications of the narrow road of Tempi, from which parts of the walls are survived.

See Ampelakia

Ampelakia
Mansion G. Schwartz
   
Mansion G. Schwartz
Folkloric Museum Ampelakion
   
Saint George
Saint Paraskevi
   
The Diocese
Castle of Oria

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