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Make a holiday rental property or villa in Thessaly, Greece your home away from home

The central region of Mainland Greece, Thessaly (Thessalia) is a low-lying plain surrounded by dramatic, soaring peaks. Sharing a border with Macedonia, Sterea Ellada and Epirus and the Aegean Sea, Thessaly is a land of contrasts.

Things to do on holiday to Thessaly, Greece

The countryside of Thessaly, Greece is quite remarkable. The peaks of four mountain ranges can be found within the region, offering extremely good walking, riding and mountain biking. The many gorges, woodlands and rivers also provide a terrain perfect for outdoor activity, allowing you to try almost any activity from a self catering Thessaly property. The regions 24 Byzantine Monasteries which cling to some of the towering Meteora rocks of the region almost defy belief, and attract many people to the area. The mountain villages, spa centres and churches of the Agrafa Mountains are particularly spectacular and traditional, well worth investigating for a few weeks if you can find the time from your Thessaly villa.

The Meteora Monasteries of Thessaly are a huge attraction. Capping the top of gigantic rock towers in the deep canyons of the Pindus Mountains, the monasteries cannot fail to capture your imagination, beautiful and stately, humble yet defying belief.

During the summer, the beaches of the Aegean coast are filled with relaxed sunbathers. The beaches are wonderfully long, stretching as far as the eye can see in many cases, giving you plenty of space on which to lay your towel. There are some fantastic opportunities for water sports within the region, and the waters of the Aegean are warm enough to swim in for a huge portion of the year.

During the winter months, you can even ski in Thessaly! The ski centres of Agriolefkes and Vryssopoules are very popular during the winter, with some great intermediate level skiing and offering stunning scenery in all directions.

Places to visit on holiday to Thessaly, Greece

Volos, the capital of the region is ideally located for a first holiday in Thessaly, situated between the beaches of the Pagasitic Gulf and the wooded slopes of Mt Pelion. The town bustles with life, especially around the chic waterfront, which is filled with top class restaurants, fashionable shops and atmospheric cafes.

Trikala has a huge amount to offer those on holiday in Thessaly, Greece. Its most famous site, the Byzantine Fortress that stands above the town, is certainly worth exploration, whilst the nearby spas are perfect for a lazy day of pampering.

Weather in Thessaly, Greece

The landscape of Thessaly results in some quite large fluctuations in regional climate. However, on the whole, summers are very warm, with average monthly temperatures in July and August hitting about 30°C. In the winter months, temperatures on the low lying plains still average around 10°C, although the higher you go into the mountains, the cooler conditions become.

Travel to Thessaly, Greece

The Thessaloniki International Airport (SKG) is the best entry point for reaching a self catering Thessaly property, located in the neighbouring county, Macedonia. There are a surprising number of flights to Thessaly direct from the UK, with British Airways and easyJet flying fromLondonand Thomson Airways providing flights from airports including Bristol (BRS), Manchester (MAN) and Newcastle(NCL).

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                                                                                                      Recent Reviews

                                                                                                      The most relaxing holiday we've had in years!

                                                                                                      5 of 5
                                                                                                      We have just returned from the most wonderful week staying in Ken and Barbaras 'away from it all' apartment overlooking Skopelos town, the port and the hills in the distance. With a wonderful pool all to ourselves, a view to die for and the company of our charming hosts who respected our privacy but were always on hand to offer advice about the good places to eat and things to do, we had the most fabulous holiday. Ken very kindly met us at the port took us to the supermarket to pick up some shopping before driving us home. The minute we arrived we knew how lucky we were to have found such a special place. The apartment had everything we needed and the air conditioned bedroom and ceiling fans were most welcome in the warm nights. The walk up the hill is a bit steep but great exercise and with the promise of a cooling swim at the end, it was never a problem. We wish we had stayed for 2 weeks and very much hope to return one day.
                                                                                                      • Review Submitted: Aug 12, 2017
                                                                                                      • Date of Stay: Aug 2017

                                                                                                      Excellent

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                                                                                                      Lovely accommodation in an excellent area, very convenient to eat out and go to the local beach. Villa was cool in the exceptional heat and pool was very welcome. Would like to visit again sometime.
                                                                                                      • Review Submitted: Aug 11, 2017
                                                                                                      • Date of Stay: Jul 2017