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The biggest village of Pelion  was at its commercial and cultural peak in the 17th and 18th Centuries, It is the birth place of G. Kordatos, a distinguished historian. There are texts dating back to the Byzantine era that mention Pelion by the name Zagora. The library of Zagora with thousands of rare books is of great interest.

Extremely impressive is the mansions of the 17th and 18th centuries, like Cassavetes, Prigos and poet Peter Magnes. The most important churche is the Byzantine basilica of St. George, built in 1765. The wood carvings and the gilded temple, the ambo and the truly are unique masterpieces. Man-made churches by workers from Epirus are the Ag. Paraskeui and Ag. Kiriaki (18th century).

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 The school of Rigas Ferreos or Hellenic museum as it was known, the oldest school on Pelion, Kallinikos Lapatis (Patriarch of Constantinopole) and the bard of the Greeks Rigas Fereos were students of the school among others.

Zagora was one of the major educational centers and important cultural center of Pelion in the early 18th century .. The first school was started of the Sotira' s monastery.  With the development of the village created a need for bigger school. So, at the close of St. John was built  the new school in 1702.