Its unique natural beauty
Mount Olympus, Meteora, Alonissos: three words that remind us of Greece, three areas that reveal the magnificence of nature. Visitors from all over the world come to Greece every year in order to visit the marvelous Meteora, cross the paths of the 12 Gods of Olympus
and be guided in the biggest sea park in Europe, located in Alonissos. Last but not least, Pilio, Plastiras Lake, Calypso’s gorge, the valley of Tempi, the crystal – clear beaches and the deep blue sea of the Aegean are only a few more of the various distinctive landscapes of Thessaly, which create its natural canvas and long to fascinate every visitor.
The diversity of the area is ideal for a wide variety of sports and activities; we suggest climbing and hiking the imposing Meteora, Tempe Theopetra and the gorge of Calypso. You can also go rafting in Aspropotamos and Penaeus and cycling fans will discover remarkable cycling routes. You can also experience diving and sailing in the turquoise waters of Pagasitikos Gulf and Northern Sporades. Winter is ideal for winter sports and the area promises to satisfy every winter sports fan, presenting the famous ski resorts of Pelion and Pertouli, and many more. Feel free to discover the adventure within you and make it come true in Thessaly.
Thessaly is full of monuments deriving from Ancient Greece, waiting to take you to another era; it is a region well known for its ancient history and mythology. Archaeological areas and museums are spotted in every city of Thessaly. The ancient theaters in the city of Larissa, Bezesteni, ancient Anchialos in Volos, Centaur’s cave in Pilio and Asklipio in Trikala, are very famous areas of archaeological interest.
The insular side of Thessaly includes the cosmopolitan island of Skiathos, picturesque Skopelos and the island of Alonissos, with its captivating beauty. These three splendid islands, full of green and warm sunny beaches, are an ideal destination for every visitor; the hospitable locals, the facilities and the accommodation provided, guarantee that whoever visits these islands will return home relaxed, revived and loaded with beautiful memories.
Tradition and culture
Thessaly, as an individual part of Greece, has its own traditions and cultures; tasty delights and traditional events that are rooted deep in time, constitute the colorful scenery of the area. The local products and the delicious recipes will please even the most demanding visitors while events and festivals that take place in every part of the prefecture, tend to reveal a side of Greek culture that a visitor was never aware of so far.