Community Choir of South Pelion

A song can be more than words and music ... when sung with soul a song carries you to another world, to a place where no matter how much pain you feel, you are never alone.

Clay Aiken

About Hortodia

Hortodia is a community choir composed of residents from several villages in South Pelion. The choir is made up of singers from eight nationalities. Rehearsals take place once a week in Horto (in 2018 Wednesday evening @ 19:00 - 21:00 at Hadjinikos Hall in Horto). The repertoire consists mainly of Greek songs but also English, German, Latin, Italian, African and many other languages. The priority is the enjoyment of the singing individually and as a group, and we are working on improving the individual vocal qualities. Frequently the choir is enhanced by invited musicians, even during rehearsals. You can view our Facebook page here and our blog here.

The Choir Master


The driving force behind the choir is Nikos Adraskelas, who founded the choir on 6 January 2012. Since then the choir has become very popular within the community of South Pelion, providing performances in several villages throughout the area in collaboration with the cultural associations of the village.



The choir has given public performances in Horto, Milina, Argalasti, Promiri, Xinovrisi, Neochori, Agria, Volos, Ellasona and Thessaloniki and has also performed in Volos for the local radio station (ERT).

Join Hortodia

Everyone is welcome to join the choir.

Please just come to one of our rehearsals from 19:00 - 21:00 on Wednesday evenings at Hadjinikos Hall in Horto. You will be made very welcome.

Forthcoming Events

For details of forthcoming events, go to EVENTS.


Photographs and videos from previous performances can be found in the GALLERY.

We invite community choirs to

come on holiday to the Greek village of Horto, where they can perform in an open air theatre, sing with the local choir, and get involved in activities such as yoga, massage, boat trips, walking on old cobble stone paths amid ancient olive groves and eating and drinking in tavernas by the sea or on the shaded square of a mountain village.

Who we are

The invitation is issued by Nikos Adraskelas, pianist and choir master and by Hortodia, the local multi-national choir under the auspices of the Angelinis-Hatjinikos Foundation.

Where we are

The village of Horto is situated on the Pelion peninsula. The latter forms a beckoning finger towards the Aegean sea almost halfway between Athens and Thessaloniki.

What it will cost

Last summer the members of a visiting choir from Denmark each spent around 500€ for 8 nights. This cost excludes the travelling expenses from your country to the village of Horto. It includes the cost of the accommodation in local, double or twin bed-and-breakfast rooms and one meal per day.

Balancing - click here for more information.