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Encyclopedia > Portaria

There is also another Portaria in the prefecture of Chalkidiki, see Portaria

Prefecture: Magnesia
Province: Volos

39.384/39°23'4' N lat.
23.9955/23°59'37' E long
Population: (2001)
 - Total
 - Densityš
 - Rank



about 300 to 400 m
600 m(centre)
about 1,500 to 1,800 m
Postal code: 370 11
Area/distance code: 11-30-24280 (030-24280)-9
-99 for Portaria
Municipal code: 3719
Car designation: BO
3-letter abbreviation: POM Portaria Magnisias
Website: www.magnesia.gr/dimoi/dimoi_portaria.htm

Portaria (Greek: Πορταριά, related to door) is one of the 24 villages of Mt. Pelion, Magnesia, Greece, facing the Pagasetic Gulf. It is located N of Volos and its suburbs. The houses, its windows and its doors are painted beautifully with a variety of colors with beautifully colored edges. The mountaintop of Pelion is to the north.

Portaria has a school, a lyceum, a gymnasium, banks, a post office and a square (plateia).

Historical population

Year Communal population Change (town) Municipal population
1981 769 - -
1991 1,093 324/42.13% 3,318

North: Makrinitsa
West:: Iolkos Portaria East: Zagora
South: Volos and Agria

See also

  • Communities of Magnesia
Municipalities of Magnesia
Afetes | Agria | Aisonia | Almyros | Alonissos | Argalasti | Artemida | Feres | Iolcos/Iolkos | Karla | Milea | Mouresi | Nea Agchialos | Nea Ionia | Portaria | Pteleos | Skiathos | Skopelos | Sourpi | Volos | Zagora
Independent communes of Magnesia
Anavra | Keramidi | Makrinitsa | Trikeri
Provinces of Magnesia
Almyros | Northern Sporades | Volos

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Portaria (763 words)
He reports that the lands of Makrinitza and Portaria produced a sufficiency of oil to admit of the sale of a small quantity in the alternate years.
He reports that in an hour we reached Portaria situated in a forest of platani and chestnuts and proceeding higher up as we arrived at Makrinitza.
Portaria and all villages in Pelion are characterized by special architecture.
The mountainous village of Portaria in the Pelion peninsula, is one of the most famous of all villages in Pelion, and is one that is ideal for visiting all year round.
At an altitude of 650 meters, Portaria is often referred to as the gateway to the upper regions of Mount Pelion, as well as being a very popular village with visitors to the ski centre of Agriolefkes, which is in full operation during the winter season.
Portaria is a village filled with beautiful scenery and imagery, and id filled with many beautiful traditional mansions, spring water fountains and cobblestone paths, which one can follow and enjoy a fascinating stroll around the village.
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