Beside the Pinios Delta, in the Thermaikos Gulf, we find Stomio, a summer resort for the people of Larissa that combines both lush vegetation and abundant water.
The suspension bridge of Tempi leads the visitors of this picturesque valley to the country church of Agia Paraskevi, which welcomes hundreds of worshippers everyday. The imposing beauty of the setting alternates each season throughout the year.
The Enipeas canyon, the largest of mount Olympus, combines imposing rocks with spring tides and woods.
The Enipeas riverbed carries abundant water throughout the year. According to the ancient Greeks, the Pimpleids muses use to live in its bed and on its woody sides. They were named after the town of Pimpleia, which the archaeologists situate at the beginning of the gorge.
Gorge of Orlia
Orlias Canyon is the paradise of Olympus. The road route is short and easy, starting from Dion and leading to the chapel of Agios Konstantinos, which is where the hiking through the canyon begins. Amidst the luscious vegetation, wonderful waterfalls cascade from the slopes, forming pulpits with crystalline waters gliding amidst the rocks, making this a perfect opportunity for leaping and frolicking in the water, not to mention for shooting one-of-a-kind photos! Towards the midst of the canyon, the stunning 20-meter-high “Red Rock” waterfall is an awesome sight of unearthly beauty.
Kastri – Loutro beach
Larissa is so closely associated to its plain that many people do not know that the prefecture extends to the Aegean, creating a series of lovely laced beaches beside the Pinios Delta, from the base of Ossa to the foothills of Mavrovouni.
The first beaches in the prefecture of Larissa lie right beside the Athens – Thessaloniki national highway. The Kastri Loutro draws in the crowds in summertime to the stretches of beach in front of the beach bars.
Pinios, at a length of approximately 200km, is one of the largest rivers of Greece. Its springs are situated on the slopes of Pindos in the region before Metsovo, and its most important tributaries are Titarisios, that flows through the Elassona basin, and Enipeas, where waters gather from the Farsala region. According to mythology, Peneius was the son of Oceanus and Tethys. In antiquity, he was worshipped as a secondary god in Thessaly. The river traverses the greatest part of the Thessalian plain and is an ideal choice for leisure or sports activities, such as rafting and canoe kayak in Vernezi, with a degree of difficulty of 4.5 – 5, due to the large volume of water and not to the river’s turbulent waters.