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Europe is one of the five inhabited traditional continents of the Earth. Physically and geologically, Europe is the westernmost peninsula of Eurasia, west of Asia. Europe is bounded to the north by the Arctic Ocean, to the west by the Atlantic Ocean, to the south by the Mediterranean Sea, and to the southeast by the waterways adjoining the Mediterranean to and including the Black Sea and the Caucasus Mountains. On the east, Europe is divided from Asia by the water divide of the Ural Mountains and by the Caspian Sea. Europe is the world's second-smallest continent in terms of area and third-largest continent after Asia and Africa in population.
Makrinitsa is the balcony of Mt.Pelion which is its nickname, 5 kilometers north east of Volos, Magnesia, Greece. One of the most characteristic traditional settlements, full of mansions and houses that look like hanging ornaments on the green mountain side and are colorful but not as Portaria. It sits of a slope of the Pelion range and another mountaintop to the east with forests. The square with the age old plane trees lends a panoramic view of Volos and the Pagasetic Gulf. In one of the traditional coffee houses there is a big fresco by Theofilos. The picturesque cobbled paths of Makrinitsa are scattered with traditional water fountains. Makrinitsa has a school, a lyceum, a church, a post office and a square with few tall trees.

Today, one can also learn about its history, from its earliest times and gain enthusiasm in its natural beauty and populace. Makrinitsa enjoys a very positive reputation with worldwide travelers.

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