Many people choose to holiday on the Greek islands but the mainland is also a great destination. Visit Thessaly and you will find natural landscapes, a heritage rich in myth and legend and the ever-present Greek hospitality. Mount Olympus is a national park and it personifies the homeland.
The highest Greek mountain, it is a cherished site and the mythological home of the Greek Gods. You can climb the mountain using one of three routes. Always use an official guide and enjoy this unique experience when you have Thessaly Holidays.
Thessaly is also known for the famed Meteora Monasteries. Six huge monasteries remain out of the original twenty-four and they are perched on high cliffs resulting in one of the most magical sights in Greece. The nearest large town is Kalambaka.
A trip to Meteora can be arranged with a guided tour or you can take a bus from Thessaloniki or a train from Athens. Please be aware of the dress code before starting your trip.
The capital of Thessaly is Larissa. This beautiful city was European Capital of Culture in 2021. It is a cultural hub with five museums, a fantastic ancient theatre and monuments that date back to the Ottoman Empire.
Larissa also boasts exceptional cuisine with local restaurants and tavernas serving specialities like Batzina, Kelaidi and the beloved Greek dessert, halvas.
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