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Administrative Region : Thessaly
Regional unit : Magnisia

Portaria (Greek: Πορταριά) is a village and a former municipality in Magnesia, Thessaly, Greece. Since the 2011 local government reform it is part of the municipality Volos, of which it is a municipal unit.[1] It is located on Mt. Pelion, facing the Pagasetic Gulf, north of Volos and its suburbs. The houses, their windows and their doors are painted beautifully with a variety of colors with beautifully colored edges. The mountaintop of Pelion is to the north.

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Portaria has a school, a lyceum, a gymnasium, banks, a post office and a square (plateia).
Portaria square
Portaria, c.1820

The municipality of Portaria, population 3201 (2001) is divided in

Historical population
Year Village population Municipality population
1981 769 -
1991 1,093 3,318
2001 1,327 3,201

Neighboring localities
North: Makrinitsa
West: Iolkos Portaria East: Zagora
South: Volos and Agria

Sister cities

France Tourtour, France


^ Kallikratis law Greece Ministry of Interior (Greek)

Municipalities and communities of the Magnesia Prefecture

Magnesia, Greece

Afetes | Agria | Aisonia | Almyros | Alonnisos | Argalasti | Artemida | Feres | Iolkos | Karla | Milies | Mouresi | Nea Anchialos | Nea Ionia | Portaria | Pteleos | Sipiada | Skiathos | Skopelos | Sourpi | Volos | Zagora

Anavra | Keramidi | Makrinitsa | Trikeri

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