Alternative Tourism Greece
HOME PAGE | AREAS | COMPANY | ADVERTIZERS | CONTACT US |  

Alternative Tourism Greece:


REGION OF THESSALY

[Contact info]

...Thessaly, One region, many destinations...

 

Thessaly is rightfully deserving the title of the “heart” of Greece since it is located at the center of its mainland, at a small distance from Athens in the south and Thessaloniki in the north. Good road and rail networks provide easy access, along with two peripheral airports, one in Nea Aghialos and a second on the island of Skiathos.

 

Thessaly is a miniature replica of Greece, complete with beautiful islands, mountains, impressive religious and cultural monuments, modern urban centers at a short distance from quaint mountain villages, with lots of color and excellent cuisine. Owed to its central geographical position, the region’s modern infrastructure combines with a simple, serene and “loose” lifestyle typical of regions deep in the mainland. A sole visit would not be enough to discover Its rich history, culture, sights and tastes.

 

Thessaly has a rich heritage in myths, legends and tales: Mount Olympus, the home of the Gods, Mount Pelion, the home of the Centaurs and Nymphs, Meteora, with its breathtaking pinnacles attesting to the battles between the Giants, Zeus and the other gods, personages like Achilles, the mythical hero of the Trojan Wars, Jason and its Argonauts that sailed from the coasts of Thessaly in quest of the Golden Fleece; myths that have left their mark in Thessaly, still filling the air with glory.

 

The coastline of Larissa and Magnesia, as well as the islands of Skiathos, Skopelos and Alonnissos boast some of the most beautiful beaches in the Aegean; pine trees reaching all the way to the sea, large sandy beaches with clear water creating images of unique harmony. A wide variety of well organized activities are available to visitors who wish to combine sea and recreation, sports and adventure: sailing, windsurfing, sea kayak, jet skiing, paragliding, underwater fishing, diving and traveling aboard inflatable boats to explore sea-caves such as the Cyclop’s Cave, Afissos, Veneto and the Sporades Islands.

 

Traveling deeper inland, visitors will have many more opportunities for fascinating extreme sports and escapades in nature. Lake Plastira is an oasis of relaxation; during the winter months, the snow-capped mountain peaks are ideal for snow-frolicking, mountain climbing and skiing at organized ski resorts on Mount Pelion and Pertouli, but also for cozy times at the hospitable guesthouses in the nearby villages. Mountain biking, horse-back riding, high flying adventures and sports, climbing, canyoning and rafting are some of the options for action and adventure available throughout the year in some of the most fascinating landscapes of Greece.

 
ΤΑΞΙΔΙΑ ΠΕΡΙΠΕΤΕΙΑΣ - OUTDOOR ACTIVITIES | ΟΙΚΟΤΟΥΡΙΣΜΟΣ - ECOTOURISM | ΓΕΩΤΟΥΡΙΣΜΟΣ - GEOTOURISM | ΤΑ ΕΘΝΙΚΑ ΠΑΡΚΑ - NATIONAL PARKS | ΑΓΡΟΤΟΥΡΙΣΜΟΣ - AGROTOURISM - RURAL TOURISM | ΑΡΧΑΙΟΛΟΓΙΚΟΣ ΤΟΥΡΙΣΜΟΣ - ARCHAEOLOGICAL TOURISM | ΠΟΛΙΤΙΣΤΙΚΟΣ ΤΟΥΡΙΣΜΟΣ - ΑΠΟΔΡΑΣΗ ΣΤΙΣ ΤΕΧΝΕΣ - CULTURAL TOURISM - FINE ARTS HOLIDAYS | ΤΑ ΜΟΥΣΕΙΑ ΤΗΣ ΕΛΛΑΔΑΣ - THE MUSEUMS OF GREECE | ΠΑΡΑΔΟΣΙΑΚΑ ΞΕΝΟΔΟΧΕΙΑ - TRADITIONAL HOTELS | ΤΑ ΚΑΣΤΡΑ ΤΗΣ ΕΛΛΑΔΑΣ - THE CASTLES OF GREECE | ΣΥΝΕΔΡΙΑΚΟΣ ΤΟΥΡΙΣΜΟΣ - CONGRESS TOURISM | ΙΑΤΡΙΚΟΣ ΤΟΥΡΙΣΜΟΣ ΣΤΗΝ ΕΛΛΑΔΑ - MEDICAL TOURISM IN GREECE | ΘΡΗΣΚΕΥΤΙΚΟΣ ΤΟΥΡΙΣΜΟΣ - RELIGIOUS TOURISM | ΙΑΜΑΤΙΚΟΣ ΤΟΥΡΙΣΜΟΣ - THERAPEUTIC TOURISM | ΘΑΛΑΣΣΟΘΕΡΑΠΕΙΑ - THALASSOTHERAPY - SPA | ΔΡΟΜΟΙ ΚΡΑΣΙΟΥ - WINE ROADS | ΓΑΣΤΡΟΝΟΜΙΑ - GASTRONOMY | ΑΘΛΗΤΙΚΟΣ ΤΟΥΡΙΣΜΟΣ - SPORTING ACTIVITIES | GOLFING HOLIDAYS - GOLF COURSES IN GREECE | ΚΑΤΑΔΥΣΕΙΣ - ΚΑΤΑΔΥΤΙΚΑ ΚΕΝΤΡΑ ΣΤΗΝ ΕΛΛΑΔΑ - SCUBA DIVING GREECE - DIVING CENTERS - SCHOOLS | SAILING AND YACHTING | ΘΕΜΑΤΙΚΑ ΠΑΡΚΑ - AMUSEMENT THEME PARKS | ΣΚΙ - ΧΙΟΝΟΔΡΟΜΙΚΑ ΚΕΝΤΡΑ - SKIING - SKI RESORTS GREECE | LUXURY HOTELS RESORTS AND SPA | ΤΑΞΙΔΙΩΤΙΚΑ ΓΡΑΦΕΙΑ ΕΝΑΛΛΑΚΤΙΚΟΥ ΤΟΥΡΙΣΜΟΥ - TRAVEL AGENTS FOR ALTERNATIVE TOURISM

Copyright (c) Hellenic Sun Editions