Holiday villas in Thessaly
The region of Thessaly in northern Greece is an area of natural beauty, bordered by high mountains on three sides and home to part of the impressive Mount Olympus, the highest mountain in the country.
Thessaly, sitting between Macedonia and Sterea, is a beautiful holiday destination, scattered with rolling hills, flowing rivers, vast valleys and gorgeous beaches, which are particularly enjoyed during the summer when temperatures soar to over 33*C.
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Mount Pelion is a popular natural attraction here, attracting visitors to the south-eastern part of the region throughout the year. In the summer months, gorgeous beaches on the eastern side of the mountain entice visitors while the colder seasons attract tourists for the natural beauty and popular ski centre.
Thessaly’s capital of Larissa is a great part of the region to explore, oozing with natural beauty across its vast plains, wooded mountains and beaches. As the region’s largest city, Larissa offers an array of attractions, from medieval fortresses to museums, many of which are located in the city’s cosmopolitan town of the same name.
The Ancient Greek Theatre here is a must-see here – and despite Larissa being the regional capital, few tourists are normally found here, offering a relaxed break away from the bustling crowds.
The coastal port city of Volos is not to be missed either, situated midway on the Greek mainland, as one of the most attractive cities in Greece. The peninsula of Pelion also boasts an array of beautiful, largely traditional Thessaly villages –there’s truly a destination for every type of holiday across this beautiful region.
The Thessaly region includes the Sporades Islands, an archipelago along the east coast of Greece, also known as the Thessalian Sporades. The archipelago is made up of 24 islands, with four permanently inhabited; Skiathos, Skopelos, Alonissos and Skyros – boasting gorgeous, sandy beaches, blue waters and breathtaking sceneries, particularly on the most visited island of Skiathos.
From spectacular hiking routes to fantastic scuba-diving spots, the islands boast an unforgettable break under the Greek sun.