Argalasti (Greek: Άργαλαστη) is one of the main villages of South Mt. Pelion, Magnesia, Greece, built on a fertile plateau, 40 km southeast of Volos. It is an important commercial and tourism center of the area with a rich cultural tradition. Argalasti is a stopping point for those headed for the beaches of the Pagasetic Gulf or the Aegean Sea. An exquisite sample of the architecture of the beginning of the century is the church tower of St. Apostles.
Argalasti is part of the Argalasti municipality.
Argalasti has a school, a lyceum, a gymnasium, banks, a post office and a square (plateia).
Division of the municipality
Lefokastro (Greek: Λεφόκαστρον), older form: Lefokastron is a picturesque fishing village on the Pagasetic Gulf, 8 km from Argalasti and 34 km from Volos. Lefokastro is part of the municipal district and the municipality of Argalasti in the Magnesia prefecture.
Xinovrysi Potistika beach (in the background the island Skiathos)
Potistika Beach , Xinovrysi
Xinovrysi (old name Bistinika or Bestinika)
Chorto (older form Chorton)
Near chorton is the place of the ancient city Spalathra mentioned by Pliny the Elder: "Thessaliae adnexa Magnesia est, cuius fons Libethra, oppida Iolcus, Ormenium, Pyrra, Methone, Olizon, promunturium Sepias, oppida Castana, Spalathra, promunturium Aeantium, oppida Meliboea, Rhizus, Erymnae, ostium Penii, oppida Homolium, Orthe, Iresiae, Pelinna, Thaumacie, Gyrton, Crannon, Acharne, Dotion, Melite, Phylace, Potniae. Epiri, Achaiae, Atticae, Thessalia in porrectum longitudo CCCCLXXXX traditur, latitudo CCLXXXXVII. "
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