Anavra (Greek: ) is a community in the Magnesia prefecture, Greece. Population 987 (2001).

The village of Anavra is located on the West side of Mount Othry, at a height of 900 metres above the sea level, 72 Kilometres from the Prefecture's administrative center of Volos and close to the border of the Prefecture of Fthiotida. Visitors will be delighted by the natural environment, with its dense vegetation and clear waters. The Enipeas river, which is a tributary of the Pineios, starts at the springs of Anavra and passes through the village for two kilometres.

According to Mythology Anavra is connected with livestock activities. Almost all the inhabitants are employed in farming and herding.

Anavra has been recognized as a model of sustainable development. The town produces its own electricity by 20 wind-powered generators. Surplus electrical power is sold. A hydroelectric plant is scheduled for construction. A biomass facility is being planned which will supply heat and hot water from animal manure and woodchips. The plan calls for all homes and buildings in the town on the heat/hot water network.

Plans are being proposed for the creation of a Winter Ski centre on the slopes of the Othry mountain and its highest peak Gerakovouki (1726 m), West of the village.

Sites of Interest

* Saint Dimitrios church
* The Folkore Museum of Farming Life.
* The waterfalls of Enipeas
* Othry mountain and its rich flora

General information

Community office Tel:22320 91382

Communal Library Tel:22320 91210

Folklore Museum of Farming Life Tel:22320 91210


Giannarou, Lina "Anavra- A Greek Model of Sustainable Development" AthensPlus 20 March 2009

Anavra is also a village of the municipality Tamasio in Karditsa

Municipalities and communities of the Magnesia Prefecture

Afetes | Agria | Aisonia | Almyros | Alonnisos | Argalasti | Artemida | Feres | Iolkos | Karla | Milies | Mouresi | Nea Anchialos | Nea Ionia | Portaria | Pteleos | Sipiada | Skiathos | Skopelos | Sourpi | Volos | Zagora

Anavra | Keramidi | Makrinitsa | Trikeri

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