Your a fan of holidaying in Cyprus, it doesn't matter if North or South Cyprus? You need more diversion, so that you have to change the country your next holidays - the special flair you'll also find in Greece! Thessaly is not only the home of the Olympians, but of pristine beaches, majestic mountain vistas and the amazing rock monasteries of Meteora Known as Aeolia before the Greek dark ages, Thessaly is not only an administrative region, but also one of the traditional regions of Ancient Greece. This region was mentioned in Homer’s Odyssey and, in Greek mythology, the heroes Jason and Achilles called Thessaly their home. This region was also the haunt of mythological people and creatures like Lapiths, Centaurs, Myrmidons and Phlegyans.
Visit the amazing caves of the rock monasteries in Thessaly
Situated at Meteora in Trikala, one of the four prefectures of the region, are the amazing rock monasteries. The word ‘Meteora’ literally means, “hovering in the air” and these buildings, perched at the very top of giant rocks, are one of the most spectacular attractions in Greece. Originally, during the 11th century, monks settled in the many caves within the rocks. Due to the lawlessness and thievery during Turkish occupation, the monks climbed up the rock faces until eventually putting down roots down at their tops. Here they brought people and building material up ladders to build the magnificent monasteries we enjoy today. In the popular tourist towns of Kastraki and Kalampaka it may be difficult to find cheaper holiday rentals Thessaly and holiday lettings Thessaly. Thessaly provides excellent accommodation in the outer lying areas for very reasonable prices.
Discover the beautiful and interesting landscape: mountains and lakes in Thessaly
Located about 30 kilometres west of the town of Karditsa in the prefecture of the same name, lies the stunning Lake Plastira. The fact that this lake is actually a dam takes nothing away from its and the surrounding Agrafa Mountains’ splendour. Lake Plastira is around 200 meters in length and 83 meters high. The surrounding villages are excellent places to stay for their enchanting views and well-equipped holiday rentals. Thessaly as well as the rest of Greece enjoys great prestige in this picturesque gem and its surrounding holiday lettings Thessaly.
The residence of the twelve most important gods and goddesses, the great Mount Olympus is now open to tourists. Obviously this is not the mythological Mount Olympus upon which stood the palace where this stately family once lived. You should have no problem finding wonderful holiday rentals Thessaly. You could be an Olympian for a day while hiking Mount Olympus and afterwards retire with a cold drink to one of the numerous luxurious holiday lettings Thessaly. Whether you spend your time along pristine beaches sun bathing and swimming, exploring the famous rock monasteries at Meteora or visiting majestic Mount Olympus, this unique region of Greece will ensure an unforgettable holiday.
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