All year - Rooms 1 - Capacity 2

Portaria, Magnesia / Pelion, Thessaly

Country cottage

Activities Horse Riding Hiking Stay & Bike Gourmet stay Cuisine lessons Farm Stay


12km from Volos and 1500m from the village of Portaria, live a unique experience by staying in the organic farm «Karaiskos Farm» and discover the rural life and the outdoor activities in an authentic setting. Warm welcome from the owners and nice family atmosphere.

Built with respect to the environment and the local architecture, this unique Cottage of 22sq.m.  consists of a single room. Fully equipped and tastefully decorated, offers all modern comforts.     

Surrounded by forests of chestnut, beech, oak, fruit trees, grasses and cypresses, it offers magnificent sunsets with beautiful views of the sea and the slopes of Mount Pelion.

Taste the excellent dishes, cooked and prepared on site exclusively with farm produce (table d'hôtes).

Horse Riding Hiking Stay & Bike Gourmet stay Cuisine lessons Farm Stay
Taste traditional breakfast of the area

Guest Inn Opinion

Enjoy the moments in the heart of the organic farm where life follows the pace of the seasons. Here activities, tradition and comfort coexist to offer you quality holidays in a complete harmony with nature. An experience you should not miss!


Pets allowed
Table d'hôtes
Library & table games
Mountain bikes for hire
Non smoking rooms available
Private parking
Vehicle recommended
Towels & sheets included
Credit cards accepted
Horse riding with extra charge
Archery with extra charge
BBQ (with extra charge)
Bike tours (with extra charge)
Board games/puzzles
Cooking classes (with extra charge)
Horse riding (additional charge)
Luggage store
No internet access available
Picnic area
Shared lounge/TV area
Shuttle service (with extra charge)
Themed dinner nights (with extra charge)
Organized walking tours (with extra charge)

Spoken Languages



One Bedroom House (×1 ) 22 m2

Bathrooms: 1

Amenities +

Map & Access

Access Information

By air:

There are several flights per week from England, Ireland, France, Belgium and Germany to the airport of Nea Anchialos, situated 45 min. from Volos or to Thessaloniki (250km)>

From Athens: National Road Athens – Lamia – Thessaloniki. After Almiros, continue towards Larisa and then follow the direction for Velestino and Volos. 4 km before Volos, take the Ring Road for Portaria (approx. 335 km).

Arriving in Portaria, continue towards Zagora. Karaiskos farm is located at 1500m and there are signs leading to it.


200 m
200 m
Sea Sports
25.0 km
2.0 km
335.0 km
235.0 km
Closest Airport
40.0 km
Closest Port
12.0 km
Bike riding
50 m
600 m
25.0 km
Ski Center
12.0 km
Horseback Riding
50 m
50 m

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To see / To do

Ride horses by the sea, lakes or in the countryside along with qualified guides. The horse riding centers are located at the guest houses or at a maximum distance of 10 km
Walk around and explore marked trails, accompanied by the owners, qualified guides or on your own, starting from your place of stay or within 10 km.
Explore the Greek countryside on your bike. Mountain bikes are available at the guesthouse or at a maximum distance of 5 km
Guesthouses which offer onsite restaurant, tavern or table d'hôtes. Take the chance to experience a tasty journey and try local specialties
Our owners will share and teach you the secrets of the local cuisine. Taste the delicious Greek traditional recipies.
Stay on a farm, meet the locals, discover many agricultural activities and try local products

From the Cottage

Greek cooking classes are organized with local chefs. An experience not to be missed! Book on line your next cooking lesson

Participation in the agricultural life of the farm: Gardening, collection of organic fruits and vegetables, animal care.

Possibility to buy organic fruits and vegetables from the farm and homemade products such as pickles, marmalades and much more depending on the season.

The Pelion Gastronomy Festival is held on the farm in September, with exhibition and sales of local products, food and wine tasting, demonstrations and much more.

Pony rides are offered for children as well as other outdoor activities.

Organized hikes by professional guides on the traditional paths of Pelion (Kalderimia).

The owners will show you some beautiful walks and hikes that are easy to do without fail from the village, such as: Portaria – Hania, a magnificent 2 hour route; the Path of the Centaurs, a short walk (20’ A/R) from the village square to the springs below or the Portaria – Makrinitsa hike by the mountain road (4 hours approx.)

In the area

The small traditional village of Portaria is full of life all year round. Visit the Folklore Museum of the village as well as the Byzantin Museum in Makrinitsa, at a distance of 2 km.

It is worth visiting the recently renovated complex "Agora 1955" located in the main parking lot of the village. It is open daily from 10am and you can enjoy your breakfast with many special varieties of coffee and delicious donuts.

At lunch time you can taste the delicious dishes prepared with local products and try some selected wine labels of the area. You can also buy finest products and wines from local producers of Pelion & Thessaly.

The nearest beaches are Kala Nera and Afissos (25 km, 20΄) on the Pagasitic Gulf side and the beach of Agios Giannis on the Aegean side.

During winter, at a distance of 12 km, the small ski center Agriolefkes in Chania, welcomes you to enjoy ski and other snow sports. From the cottage you can book skiing lessons with qualified instructors.

Our hosts suggestions

Bike Or Hike

Outdoor activities - Mountain bike and trekking tours

Bike Or Hike is a family business dedicated to sharing its passion for outdoor activities (including cycling, MTB mountain biking, trekking and hiking) on Pelion with visitors from around the world who have a similar sensitivity for the lovely part of Greece in which we live and work.

Bike Or Hike organize mountain bike and trekking tours with an experienced local guide for both independent groups of visitors (groups of four or more). Full equipment can be provided for mountain biking and trekking. 

Ecotourism is not just an idea,  it's a way of life.

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