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Milies (Greek: Μηλιές) is a village and a former municipality in Magnesia, Thessaly, Greece. It is a traditional Greek mountain village, at a height of 400 m on Mount Pelion. It is 28 km from Volos, the capital city of Magnesia. Milies is connected with the GR-34A (Volos - Promyri) It has traditional stone houses,
see HERE WS one representative of characteristic architecture, cobbled roads, good restaurants ( see here one captured ) and accommodation in abundance. Milies is also notable for being the terminus of the narrow gauge (60 cm) Pelion railway, built between 1895 and 1903 by the Italian engineer, Evaristo de Chirico, father of the famous painting artist Giorgio de Chirico. The village commands striking views across the Pagasetic Gulf and benefits from the many streams and water sources for which Mt. Pelion is renowned. These result in rich vegetation and cool, forested mountain slopes. The Pelion mountains dominate the area, the valley covers the central part. Farmlands are adjacent to the village, which produces fruits, aples, olives and vegetables. The town was founded by people fleeing pirate attacks on Milies on the island of Euboea. The town was constructed inland and while the sea can be seen from the village, the community cannot be seen from the sea.

Anthimos Gazis and Grigorios Konstantas opened the school "Psychis Akos" in 1814 which is now a library with books and historic features. Milies was the first community of Pelion which saw the Greek War of Independence of 1821. Magnesia lost the battle and did not join the Greek Kingdom until 1881.
The town features a church (see my image here) known as Agion Taxiarchon which was built in 1741.etc....wikipedia
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