All year - Rooms 7 - Capacity 19

Portaria, Magnesia / Pelion, Thessaly

Guest house

Activities Horse Riding Hiking Stay & Bike Gourmet stay Winter Sports Cuisine lessons


At the central square of beautiful Portaria, only 12 km away from Volos, the Kritsa traditional guesthouse swamped by perennial plane trees and refreshing springs, is an eclectic destination. Built at the pedestrian street of the village it offers a calm stay. At the guesthouse, renowned and awarded for its very good quality cuisine and its exquisite breakfast, you will be welcome with unique warmth to a beautiful family atmosphere.

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

Guest Inn Opinion

A truly family guesthouse, as we like it, in an ideal location to discover this part of Pelion tasting at the same time the exquisite local specialties and the unique hospitality the owners offer. 


Breakfast Room
Room Service
Mountain bikes free of charge
Daily cleaning service
Firewood for free
WiFi Internet acces
Public parking
Vehicle recommended
Towels & sheets included
Credit cards accepted

Spoken Languages


Customer Reviews

Martine H. / Belgium / August, 2018
L'hôtel Kritsa n'a pas usurpé son nom de "Gastronomy Hotel". La gastronomie est en effet le point fort de ce petit établissement dont les tables dressées sous les platanes séculaires ne désemplissent pas de clients de 12 h à 23 h. Petits déjeuners fabuleux avec chaque jour de nouvelles spécialités savoureuses. Jolies promenades aux alentours.

- G. / France / June, 2018
Très belle maison, chambre confortable bien qu'un peu petite mais avec une terrasse. Très bon accueil de l'ensemble du personnel, très professionnel. Excellent petit déjeuner avec buffet. Nous étions en 1/2 pension , très bonne cuisine avec un grand choix de 3 plats servis en terrasse sous des platanes centenaires.

ANASTHASE V. / France / July, 2017
Very nice place and authentic greek kichten

Fabricio C. / Belgium / July, 2017
Nous y avons séjourné 6 nuitées, du 18 au 24 juin 2017. C'est la période idéale, la température n'est pas trop chaude, mais suffisante pour pouvoir dîner le soir sur la terrasse de l'hôtel. Le Kritsa est un petit hôtel familial de 8 chambres comme je l'ai aime, il est aussi réputé pour son restaurant de cuisine traditionnelle, une merveille. Le personnel est compétant, serviable et sympathique. Le patronne, qui gère son établissement d'une main de maître, est une bonne personne qui se soucie du confort de ses clients. Dans la région du Pelion, les commerçants sont commerçant et pas attrape-touristes comme dans certaines îles. Un conseil, ne manquez pas de visiter le Pelion.

Danielle G. / France / August, 2012
Notre séjour a été superbe à tout point de vue; confort de la chambre, emplacement de l'hotel sur une très jolie place dans un village à flanc de colline. L'acceuil était chaleureux et la cuisine de l'hotel une des meilleurs de toute  la Grèce; gastronomique, une classe à part.

Michel D. / France / September, 2010
Accueil excellent, Situation parfaite, Nourriture très bonne (breakfast très bien), Chambre propre et avec du charme, A recommander


Classic Small Room (×1 )

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Double Room with Balcony (×1 )

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Double Room with Fireplace (×1 )

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Classic Double (×1 )

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Double Room with Extra Bed (×1 )

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Family Room (Connecting Rooms) (×1 )

Bedrooms: 2
Bathrooms: 1

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Family Room (Connecting Rooms) with Fireplace and Balcony (×1 )

Bedrooms: 2
Bathrooms: 1

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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. 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, cross the village, leave your car at the Public parking and follow, by foot, the path which starts right opposite from the parking. The Traditional Inn Kritsa is at 50m, on your left hand side, in front of the big plane tree of the main square and there are signs leading to it.


50 m
50 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
600 m
25.0 km
Ski Center
12.0 km
Horseback Riding
1.5 km
100 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
Within a radius of 30 km from the guesthouse you'll find a ski center where you can enjoy winter sports and contemplate the snowy mountains
Our owners will share and teach you the secrets of the local cuisine. Taste the delicious Greek traditional recipies.

From the guest house

Visit the family farm, "Karaiskos Farm" located just 1.5 km from the main square of the village. It is a unique destination for nature lovers and local gastronomy funs and offers experiential local cuisine lessons with local chefs.
Enjoy the cooking lessons and taste the traditional recipes with the owners at the family farm

The farm offers coffee and meals based on the philosophy "from farm to table" while you can get fruits and vegetables from the organic garden as well as local products such as pickles, jams and much more house made products, depending on the season.

Poney rides for children and other outdoor activities are available.

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 guest house 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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