Karaiskos Farm (Karaiskos Farm) is located just three kilometers after the village of Portaria, 30 minutes from the center of Volos. It all started in 2010 when he started taking flesh and blood from the vision of Stefanos Karaiskos. Initially, the farm created the organic vegetable garden that fed the needs of the family restaurant at the Kritsa Gastronomy Hotel.
Slowly the project progressed, many fruit trees and herbs were planted. The first visitors of the farm came in 2016 where they were the first participants of the Greek and Pelion cuisine courses that are organized throughout the year. There the participants have the opportunity to choose the menu based on seasonality that they will cook, to collect the raw materials directly from the farm garden, fresh eggs from the henhouse, to cook a menu of 3 different dishes and finally to enjoy it with the accompaniment of local wines.
From 2019 the farm opened its gates to the general public with the 1st Peliongastronomy Festival (1st Peliongastronomy Festival). In this three-day festival, local chefs and producers were the hosts for its over 3000 visitors. Now, in addition to the cooking lessons and accommodation offered by the farm, guests can enjoy special varieties of coffee and in the restaurant dishes inspired by a sustainability philosophy "farm to table" or "from field to plate" created by the chef Timoleontas Diamantis and his team.
The farm is the ideal destination for young and old, as rightly referred to as an earthly gastronomic paradise.
One of the most popular villages of Pelion and the whole country, Portaria combines the atmosphere of the authentic Pelion settlement and the unsurpassed view of the city of Volos and the Pagasitikos with the intense tourist development.
Its picturesqueness, natural beauty and the close distance from the city of Volos, from the Ski Center of Pelion and from the sea make it an ideal destination and starting point for excursions throughout Pelion. Trees and flowers adorn the cobbled streets, traditional stone houses and squares, while throughout the village there are great mansions, ornate stone fountains, churches and monuments.
The village is a destination all year round, for coolness in the summer months with baths on the shores of the Aegean and the Pagasitic Gulf, for skiing in winter but also hiking and activities in the autumn or spring nature.
Pelion, the mythical mountain
On the one hand the Pagasitic Gulf, on the other the Aegean. In the middle of a magical mountain to discover: Pelion.
Gargling water in the fountains. Plane trees, apple trees, chestnut trees, oaks, beeches, gardenias, hydrangeas, camellias ... In this fertile soil of Thessaly, nature rages. Paths, old churches, beaches with green waters.
Whether you visit Pelion in winter dressed in white, or in spring or summer, when the slopes are painted colorful by the dozens of wildflowers between the chestnut and beech, the tour of its traditional villages is a magical experience….
A weekend is not enough to satisfy it, but it is enough to love it forever
Ancient Iolkos, known from the Argonaut expedition, is the Volos of today. A hospitable, open, charming city, which stretches at the foot of Pelion embracing the Pagasitic Gulf. The feeling it will leave you will not be forgotten. The sea breeze that unites with the fresh air of Pelion ... All this gives Volos a special identity.
You will discover it in the industrial buildings that became multi-purpose spaces, museums, exhibition and shopping centers. You will feel it with a walk on the beach, which is full of people, tsipouro restaurants, patisseries, bars, historic buildings. Going up from Volos to Pelion, you will meet Portaria and Makrinitsa, the protagonist villages of the area.
A wonderful deep breath of beauty is Volos, which will fill you with freedom
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