Queen of Pelion,
the beautiful village of Portaria, is one of most popular tourist resorts in Greece.
It is 12 klm distance from Volos
and 13 klm from the ski center, combining sea and mountains. It is situated at
a height of 650 mtrs. with an exceptional view of the Pagassitikos
Portaria is one of the most significant tourist resorts in Greece.
Visitors admire its natural beauties, like the «Centaurs' path» and the cascade
of Karavos, walk along the cobbled streets that are surrounded by yards with flowers
in full bloom, enjoy the view over the gulf of Pagassitikos and visit the Byzantine
churches and the old monasteries.
The numerous restored mansions remind you of the past of Portaria.
The Athanassakio Kindergarten (one of the first to be established in Greece),
the Zoulia Mansion (which operated as a Vocational School for girls), the Tsopotio
School (nowadays, the Town hall), are only several of its important monuments.
Portaria has a rich traditional culture and the Municipality promotes
the cultural element organizing events, congresses, meetings and festivals in
collaboration with the cultural association «ORMINIO». Suggestively we mention
the following annual activities:
•World Day of Dance.
•International Folklore Dance Festival for Children.
•International Folklore Festival.
•Revival of the Pelioritic Wedding.
•Exhibitions - Concerts - Meetings.
There are many hotels available of every class, traditional hostels,
rented rooms, and also restaurants, taverns and other similar establishments,
serving the needs of visitors. The women of Portaria have established the Agro-tourist
Association, which provides homemade fruit conserves, marmelades, liquors, pastries
and culinary specialities.