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The Path of Centaurus in Portaria

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The Path of Centaurus in Portaria

HIKING: TOUR AT PORTARIA (THE  PATH OF CENTAURuS)
TRANSPORT: 
BUS
DESTINATIONS: STAGIATES, PORTARIA
DURATION:
4-5 HOURS
MINIMUM:
2 Persons
CODE: HDE 807

Starting from the picturesque village Stagiates we take the path towards Portaria. This uphill trail is used by locals to access the olive groves and the rest land located above the village Stagiates. Walking uphill you get a chance, for the most part of the way, to enjoy the spectacular views of Portaria, on the one hand, Makrinitsa from the other and the city of Volos and the Pagasitic Gulf looking backwards.
At the end of this path we find the village of Portaria.

Our second journey starts from Agia Marina, at this point there is a crossing with path and wooden sign “Trail of Centaurus” and the first stop is the St. Nicholas the patron of Portaria. Beside the church is the humble church of Panagia Portarea built in 1273. Then the route passes from the primary school of the village and through picturesque streets and fountains mansions wrap the north side of Portaria reaches Mana arise where rich sources of water. The waters that have not been committed to rolling wooded picturesque stream of Kakavos, next to the path that crosses the small gorge until it reaches again the asphalt from where one can reach the square of Portaria.

The route continues between the picturesque streets of the village and ends at the Square of the village.

The lower starting point of the route is 350 meters and the highest of about 700 meters. The estimated travel time is two and a half hours and belongs to the category of simple hiking with a total length of about 5 km.

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