Sightseeing Zagora Town, Pelion
The main attraction of Zagora Town in Pelion Mountain, is the traditional architecture of the school of higher education by the Greek Enlightenment “Rigas Fereos”, which is also the oldest school of Pelion Mountain and was founded in 1777. Additionally, the library of Zagora was founded even earlier, in 1762 by the Patriarch Kallinikos D’ and has approximately 15,000 old books and manuscripts and is located in the central square of Zagora. Zagora Town and Pelion Mountain are also famous for their old stone fountains with natural springs built since the 18th century, such as the fountain of “Kralli” and “Despoti”. Finally, Zagora Town in Pelion is famous for its old churches with their unique architecture and stone spiers. The exquisite art Cathedral of St. George overlooks the main square of Zagora since 1765. The church of Agia Paraskevi is was built in the18th century and its roof is completely covered with local stones of Pelion Mountain. The church of Agia Kyriaki is famous for its beautiful bell tower and the wooden temple, while the paved courtyard dominated by the towering old growth cypress trees, moreover there are also other old churches and monasteries as well, such as as the “Taxiarchon” Monastery built in the 17th century where the monks’ cells still remain untouchable and the Monastery of “Panagia Rasovas” that is located in a verdant hillside, since the 13th century.