IMPOSSIBLE TO GET BORED
WHAT YOU CAN DO
It’s impossible to get bored while staying in Megalovryso! Here, we provide some exciting ideas of things to do in the area…
IMPOSSIBLE TO GET BORED
WHAT YOU CAN DO
There are different ways to enjoy the nature in our village. You can always walk around the mountain or use your bike to enjoy the naturals beauties . But the best part of that is the foot path that connects Megalovryso with Agia. It’s an old cobbled path that crosses the beautiful forest next to a stream that previously connected those two villages. It is marked with the environmental characteristics of the route. In our village there is also a lovely ceramic workshop and workshop of the manufacture of musical instruments and wooden structure made of wild wood. You can book an appointment to make your own objects of clay or you can always buy a souvenir for your loved ones. Usually around April( maybe the month changes from year to year) there is the Kissavos Marathon Race that has three categories the long distance at 450km ,small distance at 12km and running distance for children at 1500km.Finally, the last years the Cycling Gymnastic club of Larisa in cooperation with Cultural Association of our village they organize a mountain bike race (MTB).
There are different cultural events in Megalovrisso. One of the biggest events is on the 15th of August. It is the Feast of the Assumption of Mary , the principal feast of the Blessed Virgin ,the mother of Jesus Christ. That day there is a celebration in the Monastery of the Assumption where you can watch a traditional ceremony of the Monastery. Also, every Third Easter day there is a big event that is called «Pashaliogiorta» (easter event) .Pashaliogiorta are a traditional folk songs of Megalovryso with themes from the foreigners, the joy of life , the effort of the work, the hospitality and dancing.They dance along those songs exclusively on the Third Easter day.Turists share traditional easter dishes ,eggs and wine
There are remarkable temples in the village. The Monastery of the Assumption, as well as the other temples, reflect the religiousness of the inhabitants. The oldest church is the Virgin Mary. It was built in 1639 on the site of another temple of the 13th century , which was built on a pre-existing 11th century temple. It is a three-aisled wooden-roofed basilica with narthex and murals, recorded with frescoes of 1639 and interesting wood-carved icon screen. However, the biggest part of the building dates back to the Byzantine period, as its masonry shows. Samples of Byzantine art are also the temples of Saint Athanasios, Saint Georgiou, Saint Demetrius and the chapels of Saint Charalambous, Profitis Elias, Saint Chrysostom and Saint. Constantine’s and Helen’s. In the middle of the village there is the old school (not in use now) that is open as a museum and you can see how it used to work back in days. Also, on the foot path that connects the two villages there are significant post –Byzantine monuments such as the monasteries of Saint Nicolas ,the Twelve Apostles ,the Holy Trinity, the Monastery of Panagia etc.
The area of Agiokampos beach along with Velika and Sotiritsa beach reaches 14km length and is the most popular beach around with blue crystal clear water. There is one of the most famous area path ,that leads to Mount Melivoia from below the sea. The route is 8km(2.30-3 hours)and passes through the heart of Velika stream ,with wonderful landscapes ,forests of plane trees ,walnuts ,chestnuts and a small waterfall with pond. There are many wooden bridges and in many parts of the way wooden benches and water taps. “Calypso Canyon” is the biggest waterfall (70 meters )of Kissavos Mountain the exceptional beauty over the villages of Kokkino Nero and Karytsa. You can walk through the lush path at the base of the waterfall for a delightful swim in the crystal clear water of its lake .Get down and rappel down in waterfall that reach 30 meters. The initiates in canyoning dare to cross the entire “canyon” with rappel in waterfalls reaching 70 meters. The activities usually last from May to October.