Horto is a seaside village at a distance of 46km from Volos. It can be found very close to Milina (at just 3km away) and Argalasti. You can browse through the inner village with some beautiful routes, naturally following the little footpaths on various routes and enjoy the beauty and the atmosphere of the little harbor. 

In front of the settlement of Horto there are little sandy bays with shallow water and calming environment. Almost ‘drowning’ amongst the olive trees, they offer plenty of shade and are perfect for families with children.

In Horto there is a Folklore museum of the ‘Agelini’ foundation with its rich collection of folk art ranging from household utensils, old objects from everyday life, traditional costumes and books.

The cultural foundation runs a small open theatre and hosts many performances during the summer months.

As well as the main beach, there are two small bays, which both are reached by small paths. The first bay you can reach very easily if you follow the footpath that starts where the houses end. Here you will find clear green, blue water and pebbles. The second bay, which is named after the Virgin Mary (Panagia), is found just before you arrive at the village.

The name of the village, from one interpretation, comes from the rich flora (Chorto means greens) and green coastal regions that have such a magical attraction on every visitor.
Moreover, ‘Hortus’ in Latin, means ‘garden’, or ‘paradise’.

Admire the Giannakou Spring, which was constructed in 1836 by Constantine Giannakou and is known for its iron rich, cool water, the Dialetaria spring, which is the second oldest spring in the village and was built during the period of the Ottoman occupation, the Kalibyoti spring, which is supposed to be the most beautiful in the village and was built in 1970 by Constantine Kalyvioti, and there are also many, many more extraordinary springs.

It is likely that the location of the harbor of the ancient city of Spalathra was here. Without having lost any of its traditional characteristics and picturesqueness, it has become fairly developed offering many facilities for the ever-growing tourist industry, and now in the village there are many restaurants, tavernas, cafeterias, bars and shops to choose from.

The village is also a good base for anyone wanting to explore the surrounding villages of Pelion, as in Milina, panorama icon Argalasti panorama icon or Lafkos. panorama icon


 

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