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Sightseeing in Thessalia Region - what to see. Complete travel guide

- rock and sky - Thessalia is one of the most interesting and harmonious regions of Greece. It is where the legendary Mount Olympus, hundreds of unique historical sites and one of the best beaches in the country can be found. The region is situated off the coast of the Aegean Sea. Sporades archipelago with its popular beach resorts and wildlife sanctuaries is also a part of Thessalia.
The most popular beaches of Thessalia are concentrated in Volos Prefecture, as well as in the capital region and its immediate environs. Within the city of Agria the rocky beach of Barba … Open
The capital of the region is the city of Larissa . According to historical data, it was the birthplace of Hippocrates. An ancient city with amazing rich history has preserved a lot of interesting monuments of past years; you can see the gorgeous mansions and villas in any part of the city. One of the main places of attraction is Frourio Hill, where scientists have once discovered the ruins of the ancient acropolis. Hillside is also of great interest from a historical point of view. Holidaymakers will be able to see the ruins of ancient theaters, as well as many natural attractions, while walking there.
Lots of interesting myths and legends are associated with Volos , whose history goes back thousands of years. This picturesque port town has several symbols - Agios Konstantinos and Agios Nikolaos; they will certainly surprise visitors with their incomparable appearance and rich decoration. Archaeological Museum, which in addition to priceless archaeological finds has a rich collection of paintings, is situated in the center of town. Copyright www.orangesmile.com
Thessalia is famous for various accommodation places of different categories. Historic hotels are widespread, one of the most famous among them is located in Portaria. We are talking about a … Open
Fans of natural attractions are attracted by the popular Pilio peninsula. According to amazing local myths and legends, centaurs have lived there thousands of years ago. Over the years these places haven’t lost their natural splendor at all. Almost the entire peninsula is covered by mountains, the slopes of which are covered with hundreds of hiking trails.


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Tourists, which aren’t fond of hiking, are offered to ride to the most picturesque places by Yasonos train, which was first launched in 1895. In addition to its amazing natural beauty, Pilo Peninsula is famous for its picturesque villages, each of which is a storehouse of historical and architectural attractions.
The most popular beaches of Thessalia are concentrated in Volos Prefecture, as well as in the capital region and its immediate environs. Within the city of Agria the rocky beach of Barba … Open
The Meteors: monasteries built on rocky peaks are the most famous landmarks of these places. Construction of the complex has begun in the 15th century and lasted more than 200 years; monastery cells and associated buildings have been cut in the rocks. The look of the monastery complemented by the complex system of suspension bridges is just unique; it can be reached by the stairs carved in the rock.
Autumn colors After examining the mainland region, you have to pay attention to the isles. Picturesque Sporades islands are famous due to variety of natural attractions, as each of them has unique reserves. Alonnisos and Skopelos make the best fit for hiking and admiring nature. You could combine trips to historical sites and exploring natural attractions on Skiathos ; it is famous for its lively atmosphere and a wide selection of first-class resorts. For many years, Thessalia has remained under scrutiny of archaeologists. Many historical areas are now available for public access. Travelers will have an opportunity to admire the ruins of castles and amphitheaters, temples and ancient thermae. Museums of Thessalia represent unique historical artifacts and art objects.
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Thessalia is famous for various accommodation places of different categories. Historic hotels are widespread, one of the most famous among them is located in Portaria. We are talking about a … Open
The picturesque region of Thessalia has many interesting peculiarities. For hundreds of years, it was nearly completely isolated not only from other countries but also from other regions of Greece. Such isolation has made it possible to keep interesting cultural traditions and unique heritage in Thessalia. In recent years, tourism has been rapidly developing in the region, but agriculture hasn’t lost its importance for local people.
Palaiokarya waterfall Vegetables and grain are still popular agricultural cultures in Thessalia. There are also plantations with medical herbs. The island is also a great place to see unique Skyros horses. Breeding these horses is also an important occupation of local people. These tiny horses look somewhat similar to ponies. Excursions to horse farms are very popular with tourists, especially tourists with children. Quite an interesting fact – it is not clearly known how these horses appeared on the island.
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Map of all castles
Survived castles around Thessalia Region
♥   Castle 'Platamon Castle' Platamon, 43.1 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Castle 'Lamia Castle' Lamia, 80.3 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Castle 'Fokea Tower' Fokea, 90.7 km from the center. On the map   Photo
Map of all parks
National and city parks around Thessalia Region
♥   World Heritage Site 'Meteora' , 82.1 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   National Park 'Ethniko Parko ygrotopon ton limnon Koroneias - Volvis kai ton Makedonikon Tempon' , 142 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   National Park 'Ethniko Parko limnothalasson Mesolongiou – Aitolikou' , 178.3 km from the center. On the map   Photo

Sightseeing in Greece: things to see

Aphrodite Temple, better known under the name Parthenon, is considered the main historic landmark of Athens. The building has a miraculous construction from an archaeological point of view. Built in the 5th century BC, Parthenon consists of numerous columns and looks very light weighted at a glance. There is another important landmark nearby – the Erechtheion that was constructed in the 5th century. Many centuries ago a beautiful palace stood on the site of the ancient temple. According to a legend, the dispute between Poseidon and Aphrodite took place at that palace. The territory around the Erechtheion is decorated with beautiful statues, the most famous of which are Caryatid sculptures. One of the statues was brought to the British Museum in order to keep it in safety. … Open
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