Thessaly

Thessalia Greece

Thessaly.Thessaly is one of the thirteen regions of the country. The origin of its name is connected with the mythical hero Thettalos, son of Aimona. In general the region is tied with a large portion of mythology, as well as, the history of Hellas and plays an important role in the formation of national life on a political, social, economic and spiritual level. Ancient Alos (Hellenistic city), Dimitriada, Dimini, Ferai (prehistoric settlements of the Neolithic Age) and the fortresses, caves and monasteries of the region are all monuments of Hellenic culture with a huge interest for strangers.

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The region of Thessaly, is characterized by a highly variable landscape which includes some of the most interesting and unique formations of Greece. In the mountain range of Olympus, the home of the twelve Gods of ancient mythology, lies the highest mountain peek of Greece, the "Mitikas" (2,917 meters). Other travel destinations of interest include, the Southern portion of the mountain range of Pindos, the Meteora which is the largest monastery cluster and climbing range of Greece and Mt. Pelion which is one the most traditional mountainous areas.
The plain of Thessaly is crossed by the river Pinios and the mountain range of Nevropolis Agrafon houses the artificial lake Tauropou within a wooded alpine landscape. The mountains, lakes, forests, the sea with its islands, the plains and the rivers all serve to attract many visitors, servicing as much special thematic tourism as simple sightseers. Most of these locations, including all of the important ones, belong to the "Nature 2000" network. In the past few years, the growth of ecotourism and agro-tourism has created a new wave of visitors which center their visit on coming in contact with the natural environment and local cultural tradition.

Places of interest in Thessalia (Thessaly)

[ The prefecture of Karditsa ][ The prefecture of Larissa ][ The prefecture of Magnisia ][ The prefecture of Trikala ][ Pilion ][ Meteora ][ Pindos ][ Volos ]

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The map of Thessalia / Thessaly Karditsa Greece Trikala Greece Larissa Greece Magnisia Greece


Geography

The region of Thessaly occupies the central-eastern part of continental Greece and is comprised of the following prefectures: Karditsa (capital is Karditsa), Larisa (capital is Larisa), Magnesia (capital is Volos) and Trikala (capital is Trikala). It has a total area of 14,036 square kilometres which is roughly 10.6% of the area of the entire country. It borders on the north with the districts of West and Central Macedonia, on the south with the region of Sterea Hellas, on the west with the Ipirou district and on the east with the Aegean Sea. 36% of the land is flat, 17.1% is semi-mountainous while the remaining 44.9% is mountainous. The terrain in Thessaly is such that tall mountains surround the plain, which is the biggest in the country. These mountains are Olympus, the south side of the Pindos mountain range, Itamos, Pelion and Othris.

 

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