agia larisa sights

Agia Larissa lies in the east part of the prefecture of Larissa - region of Thessaly in central part of Greece. The town of Agia is seated on the southeast part of mount Kissavos (Ossa), while the rest of the villages of the region are built on the slopes of Kissavos and Mavrovouni.

The east part of the region faces the Aegean sea forming a very long coast, rocky in part but mostly sandy. On the west side we can find the big Thessaly plain and on the south there is the mountain Pelion, famous from the Greek mythohlogy.

The region is characterised by the bold relief created by two mountains: Kissavos (1958m) and Mavrovouni (1054m). Kissavos lies in the north east side of the prefecture of Larissa and it is separated from the famous mount Olympus by Tempi Valley.

The mountain is mentioned in Greek mythology together with mountains Olympus and Pelion but its current name comes from a reference made by Anna Komnini in 'Alexiada' (12th century).

There noumerous torrents of the E. slopes of the two mountains (Rakopotamos, Platanorema), which empty into the sea. Between the two mountains there is a small valley with very fertile soil, called by the ancient Greeks 'Dotion pedion'. At the west slopes of Mavrovouni a huge reservoir is formed at the location of drained lake Karla (Viviis).

Kissavos is adorned with picturesque villages (Anatoli,Megalovriso, Metaxohori, Melivia), waterfalls and ravines ends along the lacy coast of Agean sea. A large area of Kisavos, defined as 'Aesthetic Forest', is under protection of the European network 'Natura 2000'.

Very near there are the beaches Ayiokampou, Paralia Papakosta, Rokopotamou, Velika, Koutsoupia, Paliouria, where sports fields for beach volley, beach soccer and tennis are located.

There are mountain paths that you can follow so that you can discover monasteries such as the Koimisi tis Theotokou and the Theologou. The area is suitable for nightlife because there are many beach bars in the beautiful beaches mentioned above. Thus you are not going to feel bored no matter how long you stay in beautiful Polydendri.


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Village Metaxochori, Agia Larissa PC 40003

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