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Mesenikolas
Mesenikolas is a village with rich historic past. It is situated 22 km northwestwards of Kardita on the way to Plastira lake.
It is built amphitheatrically in a 700 m height, in a location verdurous of oak trees. Due to the ground declivity, all houses are in the middle of the village.
Mesenikolas follows the traditional architecture. Stone-built mansions, two story residences with tiled roofs and narrow cobblestone pavements create an idyllic landscape.
Right in the center of the village lies the church of Holy Mary. While you are touring around the village take a walk to the beautiful forest, Diaselo, the lake and the water mill.
Don’t miss visiting the small chapel of Zoodohos Pigi with impressive murals of the 1647 painted by monk Samouil. In the same region you will see the church of St. Demetrios of the 19th century.
It is believed that Mesenikolas village was founded during the 15th century. Back then it was named Mosikolas.
Great fighters came from Mesenikolas village like D. Fotakis (or Foutakis), who fought with Botsaris in 1827, as and Pashos or Pashalidis.
During the unsuccessful revolution of 1878, the rebels indited here the proclamation of Agrafa temporary Administration.

Mesenikolas is a pole of attraction for the visitors of the region. Apart from the natural beauty and the magnificent landscape, the hospitable people will make you feel at home. Every year at 13 – 15 of August there is a special wine feast in Mesenikolas private area. The residents then offer their wine freely to everyone. If you happen to be in the area on the 5th – 8th of September you will enjoy the big feast organized in the area.

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