In Portaria, nobody ever hits.
The central square ”Melina Mercouri ”, is a good place to start your tour here in Portaria while most are concentrated, hotels and restaurants and is a place where cultural events take place.
Near the square are the remains of the hotel “THEOXENIA “, which was considered the largest and most luxurious in the Balkans
The square Archangels, is the namesake stone church and admire the spectacular views of the city of Volos and Pagasitikos gulf.
Square Adamenas is a starting point of the path to the Fountain Manas and ideal place for relaxation and recreation. It is endowed with trees and founts.
Next to the church of St. Nikolas, is the chapel of Our Lady of Portareas the 13th century, which gave its name to the village.
The Byzantine monastery of St. John the Baptist Byzantine with rich decoration is a little higher than the fountain of Mana.
In the route Portarias - Makrinitsas you can visit the Monastery of Panagia Odigitria with 40 nuns.
The church Panagitsa - St. Simeon is a chapel archaeological importance and is newly restored.
The church of St. Anargiri.
Take a walk on Manas fountain with lush vegetation and waterfalls, located in a position named “Karavos”. It is a landscaped paved space between trees and water and there is a kiosk. From the waterfall you can see from above Portaria and enjoy a relaxing time in that cafe there.
The path starts at the fountain Adamenas Square.
Monuments Museum - Mansions
Numerous restored mansions that show how Portaria lived through time.
The Athanasakio Kindergarten was the first in Greece.
The Mansion Zulia who served as Vocational School and now houses the Museum of Folk Art.
The Tsopoteio School that now houses the Town Hall.
Near the central square are the remains of the hotel "THEOXENIA" , which was considered the largest and most luxurious in the Balkans.
Folk Art Museum
The Folk Art Museum is housed in the mansion Zulia and includes exhibits of folk art.
Across Portaria will find fountains which are simple or ornate vaulted or scattered both on the main road and into the small streets.
An ornate fountain is also located provincial road Portarias - Makrinitsa. It is the fountain from which Adamenas has the best water.
The major pathway of Portaria is the ¨ path Centaurs ¨, following a path beside the fountain Mana. Strolling the path will be charmed by the unique natural beauty of the landscape. The “Pathway Jason”, is recently marked by the Municipality and starts from the farmhouse Lazou the other side and ends at Alykopetra, shortly before Hania.
The famous beaches of Pagasitikos Gulf:
- Afissos: It is a cosmopolitan destination with busy beaches and Kaliftheri Ampovos
- Koropi: It has a nice little beach.
- Kato Lechonia: This is the first beach you encounter coming from Volos.
- Kala Nera: One of the most famous beaches in the tourist resort of Kala Nera has been awarded a blue flag. The water is very clean and there are plenty of tavern’s, cafes and bars along the road which covered with eucalyptus trees.
- Boufa: A beautiful beach with clear water, which attracts many tourists. It is one of the longest beaches of Pelion, situated between the villages of Kala Nera and Afissos.
The most famous beaches in the Aegean Sea:
- Mylopotamos: One of the most famous beaches of Pelion. Spectacular beach cliffs, golden sand and sparkling blue waters. Located near Tsangarada.
- St. Saranda Located north of St. John and the water is turquoise with golden sands that is converted into pure white fine gravel near the sea.
- Fakistra: Another famous beach with cliffs, lush vegetation and turquoise waters.
- Chorefto: A region of infinite beauty in eastern Pelion, lush ending to an amazing beach with turquoise waters.
- St. Ioannis: Situated on the east coast of Pelion and has long golden sandy beach.
Papa Nero: It's an idyllic place that combines the green mountains and blue sea. It has golden sand and crystal clear