In the beautiful Portaria of Pelion
Running waters, majestic mansions, narrow streets with crystal clear waters, old churches, plazas with shops, taverns and plenty of tsipouro are some of the images that make up the bustling Portaria, the passage to Makrinitsa, Hania and Central Pelion.
In Byzantine times it was called (along with Makrinitsa) Ano Dryanouvena and later renamed in Portaria from the old Monastery of Panagia Portarea that is sharing the same courtyard with the church of St. Nikolas (1856), the Metropolis.
The most central place is the square "Melina Mercouri" with restaurants and cafes. However, the particular charm lies in the atmospheric streets...
One of the oldest fountains is in front of an Egyptian mansion "Despotico", which the locals call it "Faucet of Papadiamandis." We will quench our thirst with water from Adamena Source and we will climb on the natural waterfall of “Karavos” to enjoy the view from the village to Volos and Pagassitikos...
We will walk in the wooded path of the Centaurs, starting from the green square of Mana to reach Chryssoula Zogia square (20 minutes walking). Near the Town Hall is the Folklore Museum of the place.
From the Women Agricultural Association of Portaria, we will buy traditional products (noodles, frumenty, sweets, jams, etc.), made with care by the worthy hands of the women of the place.
For your stay in Magnesia, you can book a room in one of the hotels and Bed & Breakfast inns.
In Portaria, as well as in many other areas of Pelion, there are hotels and accommodations of various categories and types (rooms to let, residences, Bed & Breakfast inns, studios, hostels, guesthouses and furnished apartments) that can satisfy every visitor's demands and needs for a pleasant and enjoyable stay.
You will find wonderful hotels, rooms and apartments to let of all categories and price ranges.
You can find a list of hotels and rooms to let, as well as special offers for low cost holidays, in the list of lodgings in the area and the accommodation offers and deals.
You can access Magnesia by car through the road network.
The best way to explore the area is to have your own car and is worth to visit places that are not accesible by the local public transport and tours.
Moving around within Magnesia is made possible by using the bus from Magnesia, with regular routes between areas.
For your convenience, you can use the route map on the field “Routes” with information about the mileage, the time you need and the route you will follow, selecting the points of interest.
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