Thessaly is a geographic department of Greece, mostly known for its outstanding beauty, its greeny mountains and its beautiful seaside area. Furthermore due to this morphology, Thessaly constitutes a loveable destination for all those who wish to spend their vacations not only close to the beautiful coastal scenery but also to join to different kinds of activities (hiking, canyoning, scuba diving, rafting, rappel, kayak, mountain bike). The organized campings and those near the sea are presented below in random series.
This prefectue resembles to Sporades islands, because of its forests, rivers, waterfalls, a lot of picturesque villages, ski resorts, marvellous sandy beaches, night life at the famous raki-taverns of Volos (capial city of Magnisia). Some of the most interesting sightseeings are: Athanassakeion Archaelogical Museum of Volos, Anavros’ modern sculpture coastal park, Centaur’s trail of Pilion. For those who loves trekking, Magnisia has a lot of trail-paths. Another unforgettable experience is the trip with the Pelion train (the route between the mountains is full of lush vegetation, plane trees, olives and pine trees and the view to Pagasitikos bay spectacular). Another important site of Volos, is the archaeological Hill of Goritsa (the view to the city is concussive). Magnisia prefecture has so many attractive cities and villages (Pelion, Tsagkarada, Makrinitsa), coasts such as Marathia, Marmaro, Argalasti, Plaka, Melani, Fakistra. At the beach Kato Gatzea there is the camping Ελλάς, (it offers all inclusive tents for rental, water sports activities: kayak, wind-surfing, water-ski) and the camping Sikia, (it also has water sports activities). Some other campings are: Chorefto (a camper here can join groups for hiking, surfing, bicycling activities), Louisa camping at Plataria beach (it also offers tents for rental),Kastri beach camping and Papa-Nerocamping, at Aghios Ioannis beach (where a camper can rent a tent). If you wish to go for a cruise, Sporades islands (Skiathos, Skopelos and Alonnisos) are ferry connected to the port of Volos with daily itinerraries and Almiros port and Amaliapolis with Elisabet Cruises.
Larissa is one of the largest cities of Greece surrounded by fertile plains and imposing mountains (Olympos is the highest mountain of Greece, Ossa mountain), furthermore, a city with historical and archaeological sites as well as endless coastlines with clear waters and amazing cafes and nightlife. Some of the most interesting sites to visit are: The ancient theatres, the Alkazarpark, Calypso canyon (one of the most impressive locations for canyoning), Polidendri Forest (ideal for trekking, rafting, rappel), Pinios river, at the valley of Tempi. Larissa prefecture has outstanding coasts and in total, three campings: Filoxenia and Aegeas (it offers tents for rental) at Agiokampos beach and Stomio camping at Stomio beach. Some of the most sublime beaches are: Rakopotamos, Paliourias, Velika, Karitsa. Larissa is also popular for its thermal springsat Kokkino Nero (curative for urinary and gastrointestinal system diseases). Due to its morphology Larissa prefecture is an ideal destination for water sports (surfing, kite-surfing, kayak) rafting, canyoning, paragliding as well as winter sports (ski, mountain bicycle, climbing etc). Before leaving the city do not forget to taste cheeses (galatotiri, nivato or manouri) and the famous greek halva from Farsala (sweet with almonds).
Agiokampos Beach, Larissa
Rakopotamos Beach, Larissa
Κokino Nero Beach, Larissa
Kokino Nero Thermal Spa, Larissa
From Larissa you can organize a daily excursion to the magnificent Meteora, one of the most important monuments of Orthodoxy with 24 monasteries, located on the top of the rocks (the distance between Larissa and Meteora is less than 1.30 hour by car).
Meteora, Kalabaka, Trikala Prefecture
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