Agios Vlassios Village
June 21, 2019



Thereafter and until the 18th century, the village developed into an important commercial and industrial center of the region. The sectors with which the residents mainly involved were farming, trade and processing of silk, and thus, the growth in these sectors was rapid. If you decide to visit Portaria, take enough time to discover its many sights.

Like most Pelion villages, it features many large neoclassical mansions of thessalomacedonic style, with a roof of stone slabs, evidence of the blooming periods that the area went through

– many of these now operate as guesthouses. Most of these well-preserved stone mansions were built by Portaria people, who had migrated to Egypt and returned rich to their hometown after many years.

Of course the village would not be complete without the picturesque cobbled streets, the beautiful footpaths and the fountains with running waters. We advise you to walk on the footpath of the Centaurs and admire the lush vegetation and the beauty of nature.

In the countryside Karavos, relax and let yourself travel in the magic of your senses as you hear the waters of the homonymous small natural waterfall. These waters come from the spring Mana, which is a little higher in a reformed area with a paved square. The village has three squares where you can rest after your walks: the central square “Melina Merkouri”, where most cultural events take place, Adamenas square, where the footpath to the spring Mana begins and Taxiarches square with its stone chapel.

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