Walking in the forest with picnic and coffee-break in Portaria, traditional greek village of Pelion
Departure from small Adamena’s square at 11:00 on foot. Our little journey begins from a stone path in the forest. Alongside the path flow mountain streams, creating in some places small waterfalls. On our way we will pass some old wooden bridges and you will feel the freshness of meltwater and
the dew of old beeches.
According to the myth exactly here was the Kingdom of Centaurs and in their realm, the Olympian Gods spent their vacations, weddings and celebrations. At this place the goddess Eris inscribed an apple “to the most beautiful ” and tossed it in the midst of the feast of the gods at the wedding of Peleus and Thetis, thus sparking a vanity-fueled dispute among Hera, Athena, and Aphrodite that eventually led to the Trojan War.
After a half-hour climb on forest trail we will rich the end of the path, the Mana Water Spring. There we’ll have the picnic in the nature as odern Olympic gods which will last about 35-45 minutes.Then we will return to the village through the old stone path, between the traditional mansions and manors of 18th-19th century. On our way we will visit a Church of St.Nicholas and of Holy Mother Portareas (13th century).
Our journey will be completed at the picturesque square of Portaria Village where you’ll be offered mountain-tea or greek coffee with traditional baking. A coffee break will last about a half-our and at 14:00 our group will depart from Portaria.
– Home-made lemonade or
sour cherry juice
– House wine
– Traditional Greek salad with local
product, olives and green salad
– Greek home-made pie
– Olive Bread
– Meat balls
What you should know
Τake a plastic bottle with you for the way back – you can fill it with fresh water from water spring!
Bring with you: comfortable shoes for walking and sack, sunny glasses and sunscreen cream.