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The Village of Amaliapolis


You will find a warm welcome for visitors in Amaliapolis, based on the ancient Greek concept of 'filoxenia' (hospitality towards strangers).  With its great location on the Pagasitic Gulf, Amaliapolis is popular with holidaying Greek families but has very few foreign tourists. The village is also known locally as Mitzela.   Surrounded by hills and next to the sea, the scenery in Amaliapolis is both relaxing and inspiring.



Eating and drinking

 In the village there is a choice of cafes and tavernas near the main square which is a few minutes walk from the villa.  The tavernas serve excellent fresh fish and several of them stay open throughout the year. The typically Greek main square is a wonderful place to sit and watch the world go by  and you can observe the fishing boats as coming and going from the picturesque harbour.

Glezos cafe just beyond the square also has great views out over the bay. In summer the seafront road is closed to traffic in the evenings making it even more enchanting to sit by the sea at one of the tavernas or cafes or to take a stroll along the seafront. 

In the bay is the uninhabited island of Kikynthos with the small early 19th century church of St. Nicholas.  On the 17th July the feast of Agia Marina is celebrated at this church and a fleet of little boats to join in the celebrations.


The village has a bakery, two small supermarkets, one of which also doubles as a butcher's, a greengrocer's for fruit and vegetables, and a post office. In the next village, Sourpi, there is a larger supermarket and in the local market town of Almyros you will find a 24 hour health centre together with a large range of shops.

August 6th is the village feast day, the Metamorphosis of the Saviour, when as well as religous celebrations and a procession around the village streets,  there is usually music and dancing in the village square until the early hours of the morning.

When you chose to holiday here in Magnesia you can experience the 'real' Greece, largely untouched by mass market tourism.