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Canoeing (Pinios Delta)
There are more than thirty rivers in Greece where one can do canoeing and kayaking. One of them is the Pinios River with a degree of difficulty 1-3. It is ideal for beginners and families with children due to its calm waters and its low degree of difficulty. But this will not deprive you of your emotions as soon as you come in contact with the rich flora and fauna of the area not to mention its  green and sandy beaches.
Discover a small paradise with herons, cormorants, flamingos, high plane trees, water lilies and willows which bend over the river's waters.  Visitor can enjoy a great boating, observing the unique vegetation and the birds hiding on the foliage of the bank. So, have a unique canoe & kayak experience on the Pinios River, the mythical residence of the Nymphs in the Thessaly plain. Get on  board and let the water guide you on an adventurous ride from the river into the deep blue sea. . In addition, on Strintzos beach you can combine canoeing kayaking with archery, picnic and diving when the temperature permits it.

Myth of Pinios river
The river is called by the great Homer as "argurodine" because of the beauty of its waters. According to mythology, there was the residence of the Nymphs created by the tears of  Pindos and Ligos mountains for their lost love. Pindos and Ligos were very happy couple  who gave birth to the enchanting Thessalian landscapes. But the Gods were envy of them and divorced them. So Pinios was born from the tears of the two mountains and keeps flowing between them since them.

Pinios
Pinios is the longest river in Thessaly with a total length of more than 200 kilometers. It flows from beautiful Pindos, crosses the Thessalian plain creating impressive meanders, comes through the valley of Tempi and poured into the Aegean Sea. It consists one of the most important wetlands in Greece, it has forests on its banks, rich fauna and extensive dunes in its Delta. It belongs to the NATURA network and has been characterized as a Landscape of Particular Natural Beauty. Observe Mother Nature paint exceptional landscapes that combine unique natural scenery. Explore the imposing mountain of Kissavos which match blend harmoniously with the endless beaches of the Aegean Sea. It is also worth mentioning that the Delta River area is ideal all year round for those who are keen on bird watching as it is one of the most important migratory bird passages and more than 200 species of birds have been recorded.


Canyoning (Calypso canyon)
Enjoy with your company or family the view of the highest waterfall (70 meters) of Kissavos and the exceptional beauty of the "Calypso" gorge over the villages of Kokkino Nero and Karytsa.
Last but not least, for those who desire to experience intense emotions, we recommend a short walk in the Vernezi area in Tempi, which is an ideal choice for rafting.
The Calypso Gorge also offers the chance for canyoning or rappel. The clear lakes, wild vegetation and waterfalls reaching 70m give the landscape a unique natural beauty.




Ampelakia
Ambelakia is a traditional settlement built on the northwest slopes of Mount Ossa at the entrance of the valley of Tempi.
Ambelakia is considered to be one of the first cooperative in the world (since 1778).The village is famous for its great mansions.  Another important factor that led Ampelakia to a great financial development was the treatment and dyeing of red-colored yarns produced by the process of the rosin plant.

The castle of Platamonas
The Castle of Platamonas was used to  consist a castle city of the Middle Byzantine period (10th century AD), built on the south-eastern foothills of Olympus.Placed in a strategic position in order to  control the road Macedonia-Thessaly-South Greece.

Dion
At the northern foothills of Olympus, in a region that ensures the absolute control of the narrow passage from Macedonia to Thessaly, Dion dominates. Situated near the coasts of Thermaikos, Dion was the most sacred city of the Macedonians. The archaeological site of Dion covers an area of 1,500 acres
and at the  same time consists  a fortified city, acres, framed by places of worship was constantly inhabited without interruption from classical to early Christian times.

Krania
Krania is characterized as a mountainous area and a traditional settlement as well. Its altitude reaches 620 meters. The small plain of Pinios estuary spreads out in front of it. Its borders are defined by the northern slopes of Kissavos, Tempi, the eastern slopes of lower Olympus and the Thermaikos Gulf.




Egani
Egani  is located at an altitude of 250 meters. It is the last frontier of Thessaly.It is well known for its  natural beauty as long as  combines mountain and sea.  Virgin Mary’s church of birth( an old monastery) and the chapel of Agios Athanasios  consist a significant  Christian heritage. The latter takes us back to the 14th century and considered to be the oldest of Thessaly’s.It is the largest cultural and religious wealth of the village. Egani  is also famous for its kebab.


Pyrgetos
It is a beautiful and picturesque village amphitheatrically built at the foothills of Mount Olympus, which combines harmoniously the natural wealth with modern infrastructure and public services of small urban centers. The statue of Marinos Antypas, who fought for the agricultural reform and was assassinated in Pyrgetos in March 1907, is situated in the center of the village. The churches of Pyrgetos are picturesque indeed placed in beautiful wooden areas, while Petrogefyro provides a special beauty too.

Rapsani
Rapsani is a beautiful village built at 800 meters altitude on the slopes of Mount Sopotou. It is known for its famous pine forests and for its wonderful wines. Here one of the greatest Greek novelist M. Karagatsis used to spend his teenage summers. During 17th and 18th centuries Rapsani was one of the brightest cities of Olympus. Famous for its lush vegetation and unique natural beauties attracts thousands of tourists all around  the year. The crystal-clear waters of Mount Olympus, its unique view and its dry climate enchant every kind of visitor. Climbing the slopes of Olympus the view becomes magnificent.  From up there you can admire the plain of Thessaly, the blue Aegean Sea and the Thermaic Gulf which spreads down below.  In the village of Rapsani you can wander the picturesque settlement and see the famous mansions.  There you can find scenic taverns where you can enjoy the local delicacies combined with the fine Raspanian wine.

Gonni
Undoubtedly Gonni was the most important city in the region. Its history begins from the middle of the 3rd millennium BC and it  unceasingly unfolds until the Present day. That can be proved by the Neolithic remains  which were found  just outside the village.

Tempi
The Valley of Tempi is the place where history blends with mythology, tradition with culture, legend with reality.  According to a myth the valley was divided in half by Neptune's trident. Another legend mentions that Apollo was in love with Daphne, daughter of Pinios. Her father was afraid that Apollo would kidnap  her so decided to turn his daughter into a laurel, which abound in the valley.
There ancient Greeks used to pick up  the  Holy Daphne to make  crowns in order to award the winners  of the Olympic Games.Also  from there they were  directed to Delphi to start  and take part in the  Pythia  and later on the Delphi races every four years. There is also the well-known and traditional chapel of Agia Paraskevi built in the rock of Olympus. It is connected to the highway via a hanging bridge that passes over the Pinios River located in a place of particular natural beauty. In the same area there are two spings, "Daphne" and "Aphrodite".An overgrown area with abundant springs that ends up in Penios. The Delta of Pinios is found very close to Tempi and consists a place with great biodiversity and ecological value. Pinios is vital for its unique forests with plane trees and oaks creating an aesthetic picture. In the Tempi Valley rare birds-waders and predators find refuge (225 species, among them cormorants, herons and flamingos).

Kalipefki
Kalipefki is a village in the northeast of Larissa, located at an altitude of 1054 m. By 1911 there was Lake called Askyrida or Aschrida, which was drained.Kalipefki owes its name   to the beautiful pine forests that surround it. Agia Triada and Padomeni consist its attractions.

Platamon - New Pori
If you want to experience an unforgettable nightlife you should visit Platamonas and New Pori.

Meteora
The huge rocks of  Meteora dominate in Kalambaka between the mountains of  Koziakas and Antichasia. This majesty of nature reveals all its greatness for centuries now, as it is a unique geological phenomenon and an important monument of Orthodoxy.
Meteora, which has been described as the second Mount Athos, has continued the monastic tradition for about six centuries.
In the view of the sacred rocks, the visitor is stunned by the impressive presence of this gigantic stone complex. Aesthetics stalls in the rocks testify the irrepressible presence of the first monks who devoted their soul and body to God. The ministers of Christ experience their ascetic course in monastic life, walking in the paths that lead soul from Earth to heaven.


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