Description

Agios Georgios

Agios Georgios Nilias is amphitheatrical at an altitude of 620m, on a lushly green side of central Pelion, offering an unobstructed view of the Pagasitikos gulf.

Even though it is not a popular destination, it will definitely impress you with its picturesque nobility, the magnificent landscape and its artistic atmosphere. During your stay you will have the chance to admire the superb mansions. The Ioannidis mansion dating back to 1888 as well as the Derelis and Georgie mansions, characterised by the ceilings and walls decorated with paintings are worth a visit.

The church of Agios Georgios is a point of reference, as the whole settlement developed around it. The church was built in the 15th century by shepherds that found an icon of Saint George in the bushes.

The Ecclesiastical Museum of Agios Georgios, housed at at the basement of the church, was created in 1995 by Avrilia Vafiadis, sister to sculptor Nikolas Pavlopoulos. There are six categories, depending on the kind of exhibits that have been gathered from churches and monasteries in the village. Manuscripts, icons, ecclesiastical books and various objects as well as holy vestments decorate the museum and reveal the history of this place.

The Art Museum of sculptor Nikolas is also one of the most important places to visit. You will have the chance to get to know the artist's creations by looking at the 22 sculptures made with copper or bronze, full-body and of large size as well as the magnificent carvings, woodcuts and a copperplate.