History

Origin placename:

Makrinitsa got its name from the monastery "Virgin Mary or Makrinitisas of Acute visit". The monastery was founded by the local governor Demetriada, Kon. Melissenos, space 1204-1215.

Brief Chronology:

Makrinitsa organized, initially, as a small settlement workers of the land of the monastery. During the Frankish making up, with Portaria, Upper Dryanoybaina.

It 1615 there are 147 farming families, while the period of flowering and acne begins after 1700.

At the end of the 18th century, Makrinitsa was the largest village-from foundations- in wealth and population and became the capital of Foundations. As we know, the foundations had many privileges, minimum taxes paid in the Ottoman Empire and their administration in the hands of elders.

"This country has more than place all the passages· her income is first silk and wheat, and wine, and excellent honey· has long territorial ageorgito for animals, wherein come from upper Thettalia xecheimazoun and Macedonia and their animals· media in the country, work and embroidery, men papoutzia, TRANSPORT, saddle bag, tourvades, of which supplied most of the villages ", write the first cerium.

The N. Magnes, who visited 1858, writes that Makrinitsa was "the first burg, rather, by city size and the privilege, which had be-somewhat- metropolis and capital of the Foundations ".

Apart from the many churches that were built in the village, mainly in the 18th century, and erected towers, of whom three survive today, and many mansions.

Makrinitsa took part in the movement of 1854 αλλά και στηνRevolution 1878. According agonist Miltiades Seizani, The first battle in Thessaly in the uprising, became the monastery Sourva (Makrinitsa), on 12 January 1878. In the battle of Saracen, the same time, The makrinitsiotes fought bravely in Iskenderun Pasha. Killed 500 Turkey and only three rebels. In this battle, which killed the great philhellene Times reporter, Charles Ogl, stood for the heroism and selflessness of the three women, Margaret Basdeki (Malioufas), the Souipaina and Papathanasena Mitriana.

Makrinitsa exposed to the test of decline and in danger of extinction by changing social and economic model of our country, Then start development of Volos, which unites trade and craft of Pelion. The expansion of urbanization mean shrinking rural population as well as economic and social, a phenomenon intensified particularly after World War.

In the interwar period appears in the village and leaves "traces" of, in shops and mansions, the folk painter Theofilos.

With the "Kapodistrias" Makrinitsa Community and remains part of the network "the Greeks 'Communities'.


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