PORTARIA (14KM from Volos) is a lovely village overlooking the Pagasitikos bay, surrounded by trees and flowers in abundance. lt is a real balcony, from which you can admire the fascinating sea - view and the other villages set lower down. Portaria has established itself as a favorite amongst Pelion visitors. 
In the country side, in Karavos district there are plenty of waterfalls. The chapel ofPanagia Odigitra which is located next to Agios Nikolaos and dates from the 1200 AD is definitely worth a visit. A number of cultural activities are organized in the area every year as the people in the village reconstruct these customs in an effort to preserve their traditional ways.
The most popular one, which takes place every year, is the traditional "Pelion" wedding

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