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Pelion Marriage in Portaria

The Pelion Marriage consists of a series of rituals that indirectly suggest and highlight the communion, the ultimate participation and the identification of the guests – of the entire village with honeymooners. One simple speech, facetious, tolerant, poetic, and a move that is highlighted by the most beautiful way.

Popular street theater and dances. Pieces of the past, such as transportation by the use of animals, treats with baklava and raki, help not only to fill us with the knowledge of life of the ancestors, but also in experiencing of them.

So, delivery is not an exposed museum and alive, neither a dream. It is the emergence of beings and of the small drama that are hidden in our collective subconscious. The conversation with the groom and bride, the names of which have been forgotten, is continuous, slow and direct.

The revival of traditions of Pelion Wedding, which is the climax, simultaneously marks the end of the cultural events.

It is an effort that began in the mid- 60s by a group of villagers for the preservation and dissemination of the customs of marriage in Pelion, as was the good old days. Since then, with few exceptions, takes place the representation of the marriage customs of Pelion, with the participation of many residents of the village and the region, during the last ten days of August.

In fact, once, a young couple from the area, chose to fasten the shackles of marriage with this traditional wedding, so the marriage was real. Also, some couples who occasionally played the role of the bride and groom, according to the wedding customs of Pelion, then became actual married couples. So, besides the preservation and dissemination of the tradition of wedding customs, for some couples it was proved luck.

Source: Municipality of Portaria


Accommodation
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.


Access
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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