Description

Agios Lavrentios
Agios Lavrentios
Agios Lavrentios
Agios Lavrentios

Agios Lavrentios is a small village in central Pelion, above Agria, with a beautiful view of the Pagasitikos gulf, about 20km from the centre of Volos.

It was named after the byzantine monastery of Agios Lavrentios which was built by Benedict monks in the 12th century. The monastery had been abandoned until the 14th century when it was restored and dedicated to archdeacon Lavrentios's memory who was a martyr in 258 A.D in Rome (this is why the Catholic church declared him a saint, as he didn't renounce his faith).

Nowadays, the village provides hospitable guesthouses. In order to get to them you will walk on picturesque cobbled streets, past buildings of local architecture, having the lush vegetation of Pelion and gargling waters at the background.

At the main square of the village you will find traditional coffee houses which will impress you with their authentic style.