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Thessaly is a historical landscape in northern Greece between Macedonia, Epeiros and Central Greece. Thessaly was once the settlement area of the tribe of Thessaloi.
It is bounded by the mountain ranges of Olympos in the north, the Pindos in the west, the Othrys in the south, and the Ossa in the east. In between, the fertile Thessalian plain stretches. The main rivers through the Thessalian plain are the Titarisios and the Pinios.
Trikala: Trikala is at the same location as the Homeric Trikka before, surmounted by a Byzantine fortress, which was built on a wooded hill overlooking the remains of an ancient acropolis. Homer mentions the city Trikka as the origin of Asklepios cult. In the region are also well known monasteries of Meteora!

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Camping Vrachos in the magnificient area of Meteora

Day trip to Volos to explore the Pilion railway

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Day trip to Volos to explore the Pilion railway

As one of the attractions in the region around Volos, there is so-called Pilion railway, which with a track width of only 600 mm belongs to the really attractive Narrow Gauge Railway, and because of that certainly is more like a model railway in big seize. But more about that later.

Meteora - Hikes between the towering rocks

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Meteora - Hikes between the towering rocks

Hiking is a wonderful activity in the nature, is relaxing and exciting at the same time, not only when the area is like Meteora and, in addition to medieval monasteries, also offering magnificent rock landscapes.

Kastraki / Kalambaka - old city core at Meteora

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Kastraki / Kalambaka - old city core at Meteora

Our tours through the countryside at Meteora had led us into Kastraki / Kalambaka city center too and, as a small town with no fewer than 8,330 inhabitants, is now interesting to tourists due to a variety of restaurants, cafes, shopping abilities and strolling too.

The Theopetra Cave next to the Meteora Monasteries

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The Theopetra Cave next to the Meteora Monasteries

During our first passage through the formations of the Meteora rocks, we already noticed the numerous caves in the rocks, some of which were shared by the monks for a more independent living or due to confiscation.

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