Larissa, Every step in Thessaly ...an unforgettable journey!
The Oracle of Delphi uttered the divination that “Thessalian land is the best land from the entire world” and the land of Centaurs and home of Asclepius still fascinates visitors with its extraordinary beauty. And it is well known that Thessaly is a blessed land because combines lush flora, wonderful beaches and mountains, which are ideal for every activity, from a calm and refreshing walk to extreme sports. In Pelion green forests with traditional villages gaze at the Aegean Sea. Olympus is overwhelmed by preservable settlements and rich fauna. The Pinios River crosses and gives life to the valley of Tempi, and at the colossal rock of Meteora the earth almost touches the sky.
Larissa is one of the biggest cities of Greece and is located in the centre of Thessaly. It is also the seat of the University of Thessaly’s Medical School and hosts one of the largest Technical Institutes of the country. The city, where Achilles was born and Hippocrates, the Father of Medicine, died, has been inhabited since the tenth millennium BC. There are ancient Roman and Greek theatres, a selection of fine museums and the home of the ancient Greek gods, Olympus, within easy driving distance. Just 40 km. from Olympus and the castle of Platamonas, 70 km. from Mount Pelion and 80 km. from the famous rocks of Meteora and the Plastiras’ Lake, Hotel Helena is the ideal base to explore Central Greece.