Katihori lies in the southeast part of the Municipality of Portaria.
Is is picturesque village with rich vegetation, which has preserved its traditional
As in the other compartments, here also the population cultivates
olive and apple trees, vegetables and vineyards of excellent quality, a fact which
has allowed the local population over the years to develop the production of wine
and tsipouro. Nowadays there are not many vineyards left, and the wine production
is limited to a small number of cultivators, who however still follow the traditional
methods, which guarantee the excellent quality of the product. A number of farmers
continue production, but the largest percentage of the product is consumed locally.
In recent years olive cultivation has spread widely. The farming area of the village
is one of the largest in Pelion,
with thousands of olive-trees, which produce thousands of tons of oil, part of
which is given to the Unions and commerce for edible use, while the largest part
of the production goes to the oil- press, where large quantities of excellent
quality oil is produced. Some producers make small quantities of «unburnt» oil,
which is considered by the older generation as a medicine for various health problems
(stomach, liver, etc.).
An Agricultural Assocation has been functioning for many years, which
mainly aims at supporting the farmers work. The Association provides pesticides,
is responsible for spraying the crops, and paying the producers from various business
transactions with the Pelion Union.