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 Zerelia Lakes The Craters of Meteorites

Guests from space 8000 years ago

In hidden parts, you always encounter many secrets. The Zerelia lakes today inspire mystery and wonder. These are two lakes with a circular shape located 4 km southwest of the city of Almyros and 2.5 km from the farming village of Evxeinoupolis, at an altitude of 130 meters above sea level, in the northern foothills of Othrys. To the east of the large lake there is a small hillock (Magoula). A prehistoric settlement has been found here, which was first inhabited in the early Middle Neolithic period (5,800-5,300 BC) and continued to be inhabited in the Bronze Age historical period.

The peculiarity of the lakes is due to their meteorite origins: they are twin craters formed when a meteorite crashed into the earth in the Holocene period 12,500- 8,000 years ago and the size of the colliding fragments has been estimated as being between 10 to 30 meters long. These lakes are one – of – a kind in Greece. There are no more than 40 similar cases in Europe and 178 over the whole planet. The site is also of exceptional archaelogical interest as it is the prehistoric habitation in the region of “Magoula-Zerelia” ,the wetland with the two characteristic lakes, as well as its relationship in the Neolithic period with neighboring “Karatzantagli”.

This site, as the surface finds have shown, was inhabited from the Early to the Middle Neolithic period, meaning that it was older yet also partly contemporary with Magoula Zerelia.

Ancient Voivis

North Pelion, with its gaze on yesterday and today. Once upon a time. Two different villages of Magnesia, soaked in the saltiness of the Aegean, dare to suggest a contrast between what they offer and the tourist celebrities of Pelion.

Here, in this cornerstone of Thessaly, you will be swept away by the quiet traditional lanes, the wonderful beaches, the untouched nature of Pelion, far from the eyes of the many, hidden in the shadow of the ancient forests, here you will find the villages of Keramidi and Veneto, perhaps the most unknown of Pelion.

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North Pelion, with its gaze on yesterday and today. Once upon a time. Two different villages of Magnesia, soaked in the saltiness of the Aegean, dare to suggest a contrast between what they offer and the tourist celebrities of Peli­on.

Here, in this cornerstone of Thessaly, you will be swept away by the quiet traditional lanes, the wonderful beaches, the untouched nature of Pelion, far from the eyes of the many, hidden in the shadow of the ancient forests, here you will find the villages of Keramidi and Veneto, perhaps the most unknown of Pelion.

Before the lake, which dominated the area, was drained the inhabitants would hear a terrify­ing roar coming from its depths. Even though no one has seen it yet, the myth of Itavros, an invisible monster whose strange cry could be heard all around the surrounding area, was passed from generation to generation.

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