City Section Ampelakia
Local Community Ampelakia
Distance from Makrichori (Ηeadquarters of the Μunicipality) 14 km
Perched on a hillside of Kissavos, at the entrance of the Tempi Valley, Ampelakia has been recorded in history as the village where the first cooperative was founded (1778), which dealt with the dyeing and trading of red yarns, produced by processing of the plant "rizari".
During the cooperative's operational period, Ampelakia enjoyed great prosperity and growth, as the cooperative numbered 6,000 members, had 24 workshops and 17 branches throughout Europe.
The character and the old glamor of the settlement have been preserved until today, as the visitor can tour the narrow cobbled streets and admire the wealthy merchants' mansions, a sample of 18th century local folk architecture, influenced by the European baroque.
Seventeen mansions are preserved today, with the one of Georgios Mavros, or Georgios Schwarz, being of major importance and operating as a museum.
Sights in Ampelakia also include the Churches of Saint Georgios and Saint Paraskevi, the building of Episkopi, dating from 1763, the Folklore Museum of Ampelakia and the Museum of the 1940-1949 Ampelakia Period.
- Folklore & Historical Museum of Ambelakia
The Folklore and Historical Museum of Ampelakia, Larissa was inaugurated in 2001 and aims to preserve the cultural heritage of the Historical Community. It is housed in the 2-storey restored mansion "Mola", very close to the main square of the village.
- Museum of the 1940-1949 Ampelakia Period
The museum aims to study, promote and preserve the genuine history of the period 1940-1949, as well as periods that preceded or followed this main period (Metaxas dictatorship, post-civil war regime, dictatorship 1964-1974 etc.)
- Holy Monastery of Saint George, 1721
- Ruins of 3 Towers, 1750
- Windmill ground floor, 1797
- Mansion Εpiscopacy, 1763
- Schwarz Mansion 1787
- Ampelakia Cultural Heritage Center
- School of Maniarios 1749-1873
Traditional Architecture Buildings
- Schwarz Mansion
- Library of Maniarios legacy
- Community Library of Ampelakia
- 3 November Saint George (patron saint)
- Alevizos Asterios 1833-1896 (legacy Alevizou)
- Maniaris Adamantios 1789-1871
- George Schwarz
- Iosif Rogon 1776-1821