Picnic with the Centaurs

Hiking and picnic on the trail of Centaurs...

Departure on foot from Adamenas Square in the morning, at 11:00.

The path starts from the stone archway in the small square next to the streams that bubble up everywhere! A fairytale green footpath runs alongside the stream, with its many picturesque wooden bridges and an amazing variety of plants and trees.It is a most beautiful walk among the beech, plane and chestnut trees!! After about a half hour’s hiking uphill along the trail, we reach the Mana (mother) spring that provides the water supply to Portaria and Volos. Here we will stop for about 35-45 minutes for the picnic.

Afterwards we will take the trail down to the village along the old stone path that runs between 18th century mansions. On our way we will visit the Church of Aghios Nikolaos and Panaghia Portarea (13th century), around which Portaria itself was built. Our walk ends in the picturesque main square of Portaria with a cup of mountain tea or Greek coffee.

Things you need to know:

Take a plastic bottle with you to fill up with fresh spring water, and don’t forget to wear comfortable walking shoes. 

Season: Spring - Summer - Autumn
We can organise groups of between 4 and 20 participants
Availability: places available every day except Sundays
Cost varies, according to the number of participants

Highlights

Picnic Menu

Homemade lemonade or sour cherry
Traditional Greek salad
Homemade Greek pie
Olive oil flatbread
Meatballs
Fruit

Route

  1. Portaria