The picturesque station by Evaristo De Chirico, father of the famous painter, remains unaltered since when the construction of the Thessalian Railway Company network gave the first boost to the development of the city.
Just 13 km outside or more accurately above Volos, since it is situated at an altitude of 650 m, Portaria is at an advantageous position where through the green slopes of Pelion, it overlooks the clear blue waters of Pagasitikos.
It is nicknamed the balcony of Mt. Pelion because of its amazing view over the city of Volos; Makrinitsa has won the hearts of the locals and visitors from all over Greece. The dry microclimate, the cool atmosphere, the picturesque cobbled.
It could be characterised a “seaside” mountain since Pelion raises steeply up to a height of metres above the sea on the peninsula of Magnesia. In mythology it is mentioned as the mountain of the Centaurs, with the wise teacher Chiron,.
A place of impressive beauty, which used to cover acres, being part of the flora of Mt Othris, but now only covers acres. It’s considered an aesthetic forest, in order for the natural environment and the opportunity for recreation it.