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Our most recommended Thessaly Family-friendly Activities

Skopelos: The Mamma Mia Island Tour

1. Skopelos: The Mamma Mia Island Tour

Start off your day in the morning and head towards the West Coast of the island before crossing to visit the Chapel of St. John (Ioannis), also known as the Mamma Mia wedding church.  Once arrived enjoy some free time and walk up the 199 steps to the top and get into the movie feeling or simply enjoy the stunning views and the cooling sea breeze from the top of the rock. The second stop is at Kastani beach for more in-depth film information and some relaxation at the new Kastani beach bar. See the place where major filming took place for more than 10 days and admire this beautiful beach proved to be the perfect film location. Next, stop at Agnontas beach and swim in the crystal-clear waters or choose to enjoy lunch in one of the beaches tavernas.  Pass by another film location called “Three Trees” on your way back to Skopelos Town.

Epirus: Easy Rafting Experience on the Voidomatis River

2. Epirus: Easy Rafting Experience on the Voidomatis River

Drive to the rafting base in Klidonia, on the main road from Aristi village to Papingo village. There the rafting team will welcome at 10:30 AM and provide you with the necessary safety equipment. When ready, a minibus will transfer you to the starting location, the bridge of Aristi-Papigo. During the transfer you will have impressive views of Mt. Tymphi, Astraka towers and Papigo villages. A safety briefing will follow, some river practice and off you go! During the descent, the group will stop for an optional refreshing dive in Voidomati’s crystal clear waters and visit the deserted 16th-century Agioi Anargyroi monastery. On the final stage of the trip, the boat groups paddle under Klidonia’s stone bridge artificial waterfalls. The descent finishes shortly after Klidonia’s bridge just outside the rafting base. One thing is certain; by the time you reach the end, at approximately 1:30 PM, you’ll wish you could start all over again!

From Thessaloniki: Half-Day Canyoning Trip to Mount Olympus

3. From Thessaloniki: Half-Day Canyoning Trip to Mount Olympus

After pick-up in the morning from your hotel, head to the base of the Mount Olympus protected National Park. Have a light breakfast and sit down for a safety brief by your instructors and photographers for the day. Select your equipment and get ready for the mountain, before you head out. Take a short hike up to the canyon entrance and have a practical lesson on jumping, sliding and abseiling technique to get to know your equipment. Once you are ready, the day is all about having fun in the water with jumping, sliding, swimming in pools and abseiling on ropes. No experience is required as the routes have been selected to offer you a safe and fun environment suitable for all ages.

Katerini: Mount Olympus and Dion Minibus Tour

4. Katerini: Mount Olympus and Dion Minibus Tour

Experience the brilliance of these ancient sites, and see Platamon Castle and Enipeas gorge, on this 1-day tour. Immerse yourself in Greek heritage by exploring the cultural and historical side of Olympus. Enjoy pickup from the station at Katerini and head for the home of the Greek gods. Explore the archaeological site of Dion, and the medieval Platamon Castle. Hike through the the gorge of Enipeas, and encounter the famous Bathtub of Zeus. After this day of ancient history, relax in your VIP minibus with convenient drop-off back at Katerini train station.

Meteora: Natural History Museum and Mushroom Museum Tour

5. Meteora: Natural History Museum and Mushroom Museum Tour

The Museum hosts two permanent collections: The first one is about animals and contains approximately 350 species of birds and mammals. The second one is about mushrooms and contains about 250 species. The collection of animals consists of high quality stuffed birds and mammals, made by Europe's best taxidermists. Among the exhibits, there are extinct species, many endangered and rare ones. The Mushroom Museum is one of the few in the world. Its collection includes handmade mushroom sculptures maintaining the similarity of colors, shapes and size. They are presented in three stages of development. Animals and mushrooms are presented in dioramas, which depict exactly the natural terrain where they live and grow into. In the Museum's souvenir store you will find the product range that the Museum has created with about 60 different mushroom and truffle products. You will taste some mushroom products and don't forget the mushroom sweet, which is a Greek innovation!

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What people are saying about Thessaly

The guide (I think her name was Maxine) was really lovely, she shared a few extra info about the movie and even offered to take our photos along the way. The driver Dimitris is the best (I wouldn’t dare to drive along these narrow, steep and winding roads. Although you can visit the beaches by yourself (a few € for the bus), it’s a bit different driving along with Mamma mia fans and singing along to the music from the movie that is being playes throughout the trip. We also stopped at the olive oil factory for a taste test and got some goodies to take home. Souvenir shops are also at the church and beaches but I am missing some Mamma mia merch.

Our train was 30 minutes late. The driver/tour guide, Jason, was still patiently waiting for us and welcomed us with a good attitude. There weren’t any other people on the tour (we were told they were moved to tomorrow) so it became a private tour. The places he took us to were all very amazing and beautiful and he also helped to take pictures.

This was the most surreal and amazing experience ever, being surrounded by nature and diving into beautiful waters was a mind blowing experience. The instructors were amazing and even picked us up from the hotel, we got snacks and we had a great group of people and vibes. We was guided the whole way through, I’d definitely do this again.

Our tour guide Rigina and our bus driver Dimitris were very personable, had a lot of fun on the tour themselves and laughed a lot, which was passed on to the guests :) The stops on the tour were just great and we also learned a lot about the island :) We can only recommend the tour!

The tour was very competent and friendly, the bus driver was very skilful and great ABBA music was playing the whole time! Thank you for the great day