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Siki, Pelion

Siki is a beautiful village in South-East Pelion, 38 km from the city of Volos, with stunning views over the islands of the northern Sporades. The village was found in the early 15th Century by members of various settlements in the area, for example Paliomelisso, Palairia and Koufou, This information comes from records of Papa George Rimatisidis and are from 1865. At that time 365 inhabitants lived in the village.

Before you reach Siki, you will see on the right side of the monastery of St. John Baptist. The old convent was built in 1795.In the past 20 years, the monastery was revived. In May 1822 Siki and the monastery were destroyed in retaliation by the Turks in Pelion. Some years later it was rebuilt. After the liberation from the Ottomans Siki was a part of the Commune Spalathra (Argalasti). Today Siki belongs to the municipality Dimos Afetes.

The houses in Siki are built with natural stone and covered with slabs from the quarries Palaiomelisso (on the border with Neohori). The stones and the slate Sikis have different colours and are enjoying of a high demand since the last years. By this, Siki was given a new lease, which is everywhere apparent. Siki is now a good choice for tourists who enjoy hiking and love quiet beaches. Even tourists who are interested in the cultural heritage of the area (old Byzantine monasteries and ruins) will find a lot of them.

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