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Explore Greece Holidays In Thessaly

by Perry Nastos Hostelbay [ Hotels and Ferry Tickets in Greece ]
Monasteries, mountains with great heights, lakes, nature, plain beauty scattered all over... This is Thessaly! The region of Thessaly has countless beauties and places to visit. In the four prefectures of Thessaly (Larissa, Magnesia, Trikala and Karditsa) you will find numerous stunning locations where you can head out and start exploring. There are plenty of spots to wander around, from big cities to small, beautiful villages and from green mountains to the endless Aegean Sea. We chose some of the best trips that will give you unforgettable memories and sceneries that no matter what your next destination might be you will not want to leave. Holidays in Thessaly are a dream and it is easy to find hotel accommodation, easier than in other famous Greek destinations since it is not that touristy. Thessaly is an area of unparalleled natural beauty, that according to mythology was the place of birth and residence for several of the gods of Olympus. So, if you are into culture and Greek mythology, one more reason to make it your number one Greek destination!

Meteora
Meteora is a natural wonder of Greece that marvels any visitor. It is probably one of the rarest landscapes that you will see. If you've ever been to Rio de Janeiro (Brazil), the rocks in Meteora will surely bring back some memories. Four enormous dark-coloured rocks of sandstone with monasteries on their tops, create a geological landscape that is unprecedented to the eye. Kalambaka (the nearest town to Meteora) looks stunning as it is stretching at a short distance to the northwestern part of the Thessalian plain. Meteora really is one of the most impressive places, not only of Thessaly but of whole Greece. Each year, more than 2 million tourists visit Kalampaka, mostλυ to admire the rare geological phenomenon of Meteora. Τoday those 7 monasteries are on the UNESCO World Heritage List. If you like action and climbing, the rocks of Meteora will compensate your needs while in Kalambaka you will be able to spend your holidays relaxing, overlooking these imposing rocks. You could also take a road trip to Trikala (one of the biggest cities in the area) or even get to Pyli and check out its famous stone bridge.

Lake Plastira
An amazing landscape as if it was taken from a painting. The 300 kilometres that divide Athens from Karditsa is nothing in front of what awaits for you when you reach Lake Plastira. Nature there does not look like something you've seen before. The snowy winter landscape in combination with the fog and the picturesque villages of Neochori, Kerasia, Kalyvia, Kryoneri will make your stay there so special that you will forget that you are in Greece. You can use one of the region's villages as your base and roam around the area to explore its secrets. Go and see the famous Dam of Tavropos, take a round of the lake, enjoy the scenery that surrounds it, go through the waterfall of Anthochori or visit the Monastery of Panagia Pelekiti. In case you are into fitness, you should know there are various activities such as mountain biking, horseback riding, mountaineering etc. 

Larisa

Larisa is a lively town in the heart of the plain of Thessaly. This place invites you to a journey to tradition, nature and authentic history. A quiet endless mosaic of fields and earthy colours welcomes you to the county. Once you get inside the city, however, by train or car, the scene comes alive immediately. Pedestrian walkways, cafes and bars, ouzo and restaurants, shops, historical sites that are waiting to be discovered. A little further out the urban landscape, you will admire the valley of Tempi. You will meet the tradition and the exquisiteness of Thessaly in Ampelakia. And there, in the narrow passage between two mountains, Ossa and Olympus, you will admire the superiority of nature in awe.

Mountain Olympus

The highest mountain of Greece is rising to 2,918 meters, known worldwide for its mythological dimension, but also for its beauties, with a view that will make your jaw drop. Although Litochoro at the eastern foothills of the mountain is the classic starting point, on the other side of Olympus, there are many beautiful destinations that you will love to explore. Rapsani in the prefecture of Larissa with its wine and tsipouro, the village of Krania with its stone fountains, paved streets and the wonderful view to the sea, Kallipeki at an altitude of 1,054 meters with the beautiful pine forests that surround it, the new settlement of Sykamineas and Karya with its walnuts, the remarkable but unexplored cave of Mora with its stalactites and stalagmites located near the village and the pine forest in Anilio promise to give you a heavenly Greek holiday escape.

Mountain Pelion

Mt. Pelion is a beloved destination in the region of Thessaly. Destinations such as Tsagarada, Mylopotamos, Fakistra, Damouchari, Chorefto, Agios Ioannis are some of the top spots if you are planning to spend your summer in Greece. Zagora is perhaps one of the villages of Pelion that should not be missed by your trip to the area. Horefto beach is situated near the famous Zagora. It is a beautiful seaside village that is surrounded by the Aegean Sea. It is one of the most tourist summer spots of Pelion and if you stay there you will enjoy swimming on the beach, fishing and walking along the coast. You can find hotels and rooms to let, amazing beaches, cute local taverns with great food and rich natural landscapes. Eastern Pelion is a classic summer destination for those travellers who like to combine mountain and sea. Pelion can be easily combined with the city of Volos which is really close, or even with the Sporades islands (Skiathos, Skopelos, Alonissos) if you feel more adventures and want to try Greek island hopping around the area. 

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