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Achilles, an important ancient personality of Thessaly and Greece, was the main hero of Homer. Son of King Peleus and Thetis, one of the deities of the sea, was born in Fthia region that extends from Nea Anchialos to Farsala.

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Download and print the pocket-size guides of Enjoy Thessaly! Small guides especially designed for you by Enjoy Thessaly with information of Skiathos, Skopelos, Alonissos and eastern Pelion's beaches.

 

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Our starting point is Elati at Trikala Prefecture. The last gas station is located in Elati so it's good to leave Elati fully fueled. There are many kilometers below and you will need water and snacks for the trip. After 8 km you‘ll see the ski center of Pertouli and 4 km later you‘ll meet Pertouli village.

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In April 12 in a ceremony that took place at the port of Alonissos certification as the Golden IFramePrize for the most qualitybeaches received last year, once again, the island from international organizations «COASTAL & MARINE UNION-EUCC» and «QUALITYCOAST TEAM».

In the event of EUCC, held last May in Portugal, presented 100 selected areas as the most clean, green, and harmony with nature sustainable destinations for holidays: The QualityCoast Top 100. The list of winning entries drawn after extensive research of over 1,000 coastal and island destinations through a rigorous selection process. These destinations are recognized as the most attractive for visitors interested in nature and landscape, a clean environment, local identity and cultural heritage.

The carnival events started in 19th century when the music club ''Anaplasis'' was founded in 1898. The main element of the carnival was the scathing satire and truths revealed through this. Tyrnavos carnival often faced difficulties and was attacked by many as there were times that interrupted because of wars and various reasons. In the old days of Carnival, locals roamed the city with some chariots, consuming local wine and tsipouro and places fires, dancing and singing.

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''Moutzouris'' the train of Pelion, which makes the aisle Lechonia - Milies celebrates 110 years of construction (1903-2013). The 3rd International Storytelling Festival is organized with 7day events from 5 to 11 August. It is a good opportunity for those who are not yet in a beach or island, the events include the International Storytelling Festival in Saint George Nileias with narratives, workshops, school tales and reports. Among the contributors are Nina Naesheim, Dimitris Prusalis, Anne Angelopoulos, Sasa Boulgari and others.

On Wednesday at 10am ''Moutzouris'' starts the standard route with direction to Milies with narratives by D. Prusalis. At the same time the Railway Club undertakes the tour during the journey. The ticket for that day is 15 euros.

The schedule
On 21 August it is organized a night ride with train of Pelion within the program Clear See in cooperation with CHARTS and ECTN.

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