High School of Larissa
Thessaly - our region
Thessaly is one from
the nine apartments of Greece and also one from
her thirteen Regions. It occupies the central
department of continental Greece and
geomorphologically, belongs to a big plain that it
is surrounded by tall mountain ranges. The
Prefectures of Larissa, Magnesia, Trikala and
Karditsa and the islands of Sporades by which the
biggest are Skiathos, Skopelos and Alonnisos
The origin of her name is connected with the fabulous
hero "Thettalo", son of Ajmona. Generally the band
entertains a big piece of mythology and history of
Greece and performs an important role in the
configuration of rhythms of national life, as much
in the politician as much as in social, economic,
and intellectual level.
The Ancient "Alos" (hellenistic city), the "Dimitriada", "Djmini",
the "Ferai" (prehistorically settlements of
Neolithic Season), the fortresses, the caverns and
the monasteries constitute spaces monuments of
Greek culture, with enormous interest for the
The Thessalian ground is a place that is characterized by big
diversity of landscape and includes the most
interesting and unique shaping of Greece.
In the mountain range of Olympus, the residence of 12
gods of ancient mythology is found the taller top of
Greece, named "Mitikas" (2.917m.).
Big sightseeing interest presents still, the Southern
department of mountain range of Pindos, the Meteora,
that is the bigger Religious and Monasterial cluster but
also a climbing field of Greece and the "Pilion" that is
from the most traditional mountainous band.
The Thessalian plain is crossed by the river "Penaeus", the third
bigger river of Greece in length, while in the plateau
of "Nevropolis" in "Agrafa" range, is entertained the
artificial lake of Tayropos into an overgrown Alpine
The mountains with the lakes and the forests, the sea with
the islands and plains with the rivers and the
tributaries are points that attract a lot of visitors,
serving, as much in the expert - thematic tourism, as in
the sightseeing. The most and more important of these
bands are belonging in the «Natura 2000» network.
Lately the growth of ecotourism and agritourism, has
created, a news current of visitors, that focuses the
aim of his visit, in the contact with the natural
environment and the local delivery .