Discover the best deals on houses & apartments for sale in Sporades and Thessaly, Greece (Larissa, Volos, Pilion, Skiathos, Skopelos, Alonisos, Trikala and Karditsa).
Thessaly lies between Macedonia (north) and central Greece (south), bordering on the west with Epirus, and on the east with the Aegean Sea. Thessaly also includes the Northern Sporades, i.e. Skiathos, Skopelos and Alonnisos. Thessaly's capital is Larissa, the city with the generally highest temperatures in Greece in summer, but also the city where the largest ancient marble theater was excavated. Other important cities in the region include Trikala, Karditsa and Volos.
Thessaly is in no way inferior to the other Greek regions. It offers a varied landscape of natural beauty with lush valleys, impressive mountain villages, lakes, rivers and beautiful beaches. The fertile soil of Thessaly is not only used for agriculture, offering high-quality fruit, milk and cereal products, but it also perfectly combines the green of nature with the beautiful beaches of the Pagasitic Gulf and the Aegean, famous mountain resorts with picturesque coastal villages, Byzantine monasteries and archaeological sites with industrial complexes and neo-classical buildings. Whether it is Pelion or the famous Lake Plastira, the imposing Meteora monasteries or the splendid Tempe Valley, through which the Pinios River flows, or the Sporades, Thessaly impresses with its simplicity and natural beauty.
East of the Pindos Mountains lie the impressive Meteora monasteries, (UNESCO World Heritage Site). The 24 monasteries and hermitages, of which only six are inhabited, are built on high sandstone cliffs at an altitude of 313 m. The monasteries of Meteora are considered to be among the world’s most beautiful monasteries due to their stone architecture and the spectacular views they offer.
The technically landscaped Lake Plastira is known for its beauty: surrounded by an evergreen landscape, traditionally built villages with stone houses, monasteries, museums, caves and bridges. For nature lovers, the Lake Plastira is a very popular destination, especially if you are looking for silence, relaxation and breaking away from the stressful routine of everyday life. The arched dam around the lake is probably the most appropriate place to admire its breathtaking beauty.
South of Larissa lies the Pelion peninsula, once home to the centaurs. Pelion has preserved its scenic beauty.
A hilly landscape dominates the peninsula, steeply sloping into the sea on the eastern part, to a rocky coast. The image is rounded off in the western part by small coves and beaches, where there are many small mountain villages to explore. In summer, the beautiful beaches attract tourists, while in winter you can do winter sports in Pelion.
Three of the most beautiful Aegean islands are located near Volos: Skiathos, Skopelos and Alonissos. Irresistible, enchanting beaches (Kokkinokastro, Koukounaries, Kastani etc.), and a good tourism-oriented infrastructure preserve the natural beauty of the islands and create a cosmopolitan atmosphere that promises unforgettable moments.
Each of the big cities of Thessaly has its own magic, but Volos stands out. Architecturally, old mansions coexist in an almost harmonious manner with buildings of industrial design. Volos is famous for its small taverns specializing in "tsipouro" and appetizers, next to which there are countless cafes and bars to visit. Also worth visiting are the museums of Volos, such as the Railway Museum.