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Natural Beauty Visit mountain Olympus, the highest
mountain of Greece as well as green
mountain Kissavos and enjoy the
unique natural beauty of Thessaly.    
Meteora Meteora is a formation of huge dark colored rocks
that constitute a geological phenomenon of unique
beauty as well as an important monument of the
Orthodox religion.    
Plastiras Lake Plastiras Lake is an ideal destination for
excursions, outdoor activities and relaxation
during both summer and winter months.    
Traditional Villages Several traditional villages
lie in the mountains of Thessaly.    
Pelion Pelion, the mountain of the Centaurs is a perfect
tourist destination for all seasons.    
Sporades Skiathos, Skopelos, Alonissos.
Discover the unique beauty
of Sporades.  

In General

Τουριστικός οδηγός Θεσσαλίας,Tourism guide of Thessaly

The geographic region of Thessaly is located in the eastern part of mainland Greece, stretching approximately 14,000 square kilometers and its population amounts to approximately 735,000 inhabitants.

North is adjacent to the prefecture of Pieria, Kozani, Grevena, west to the prefectures of Ioannina and Arta, south to the counties of Aetoloacarnania, Evrytania, Fthiotida and Euboea and east to the coast of the Aegean Sea.

Thessaly covers almost the 11% of the territory, is characterized by diversity and attracts a large variety of ecosystems and has rich cultural and natural resources.

 

 

Πεδιάδα Λάρισας,champaign of Larissa








Panoramic View of the plain of Larissa


The district of Thessaly, surrounded by mountains who enclose the Thessalian plain and are the most important in the region. The climate of Thessaly is continental and the configuration of the ground is 50% mountainous and 50% flat and in its boundaries is included the plain of Thessaly, which is separated by a low mountain range on the western plain of Trikala and the eastern plain of Larissa.


Apart from these basic plains of Thessaly, there are the plains of Almyros, Velestino, Amouri, Elassona, and the mouth of the river Peneus.


Πηνειός Λάρισα,Pinios Larissa








Peneus

The plain of Thessaly is entirely crossed by Penaeus river, which is the largest river in Greece with a total length of 205 km. Penaeus creates breathtaking landscapes and eventually flows into the Aegean Sea. The main tributaries are Ennipefs, Klinovitikos, Portaitikos, Pamisos and Lithaios.
Also, a part of the western mountainous Thessaly, is crossed by the river Achelous.


In Thessaly
and specifically its eastern part, there is Olympus mountain, which is the highest mountain in Greece and across of it, is located Ossa (Kissavos), where is formed the valley of Tempi.

Then,Kambounia mountains rise separating Thessaly from Macedonia and western of them are located Chasia mountains and Antichasia mountains.

In the northwestern part of Thessaly there are the mountains Liggos, Lakmos and Koziakas, where springs Peneus river.

Όλυμπος,Olympus








Olympus

Agrafa mountains and Orthi are located in southern Thessaly, and eastern, in Magnesia, rises Pelion, where there is rich vegetation.

In western Thessaly, in Kalambaka area, rise the peculiar rocks of Meteora.

In Thessaly there were many lakes, which had been dried, as Carla, Askourida and Nessonida. Today there is only the artificial lake of Plastiras, in Karditsa Prefecture.

Λίμνη Πλαστήρα,Plastira's Lake









Plastiras Lake
Λιβάδι Όλυμπος,meadow Olympus









Meadow in the foot of Olympus

The territory of Thessaly in combination with its abundant waters result in the development of agriculture and production of cereals, pulses, fruits, vegetables and tobacco, while its meadows contribute to the development of animal husbandry.

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