Thessaly: Is a traditional geographic and modern administrative region of Greece, comprising most of the ancient region of the same name. Before the Greek Dark Ages, Thessaly was known as Aeolia, and appears thus in Homer's Odyssey. The capital of the region is Larissa. Thessaly lies in central Greece and borders the regions of Macedonia on the north, Epirus on the west, Central Greece on the south and the Aegean Sea on the east. The Thessaly region also includes the Sporades islands. The Greek mythology claims that many from the Olympian Gods have been given birth here. It characterizes these regions, paradise and it reports characteristically that the word paradise is not an excessive word for this place. It is truly so beautiful, as the poet says, and only one who can visit the place can answer this question. It includes the prefectures: Karditsa, Larisa, Magnisia, Trikala. This region has been tested many times by its various conquerors and from its history. Thessaly, with the exciting nature, and the Sporades, the beautiful lush green islands of Skiathos, Skopelos and Alonnisos, are going to seduce you. Majestic mountains (Kissavos), geological marvels (Meteora), famous rivers (the Pineios), gorges, valleys, lakes and a multitude of beaches. Discover the singular and exciting beauty of this part of Greece: Meteora, Pelion, Lake Plastira, Volos, Larissa, Tempi, Elati - Pertouli, the exotic islands of Sporades and many more destinations.