hides many natural beauties. But
only few people know them, because the
Prefecture's economy is not based on tourism. However, the prefecture has wonderful beaches all bordering the Aegean Sea, the
beautiful mountains Prefecture of Larissa Olympus, Kissavos (Ossa),
Maurovouni and plenty of archaeological and Byzantine monuments.
All the beaches of
Larissa Prefecture are from half to an hour far, from the city of . They are located on the Larissa Aegean Sea. The combination of fine sand and pebbles with a really blue clean sea, is very picturesque.
Running from north to south, we come across the following beaches:
Kastri Loutro, Messagala, Alexandrini Strintzos, Stomio, Panagia, Psarolakkas, Pigadi, Kalivi, Platia Ammos, Tsiligiorgos, Kokkino Nero, Koutsoupia, Paliouria, Vrahakia Velikas, Velika, Sotiritsa, Agiokampos, Skiathas, Polidendri, Papakosta beach, Rakopotamos, Milos Glimeni, Metallia, Asprovrahos.
The beaches of Castri Loutro, Messagala and Couloura are characterized by aesthetic and ecological value, with the crystal clear waters and the therapeutic sand which is suitable for sand baths.
Sport activities such as swimming, sunbathing, fishing, water sports (water ski, windsurfing), beach volley, beach football, as well as fun activities (small festivals, music festivals, cafes, beach bars, bars and restaurants) fill summer days and nights.
It is a sandy beach,
long, which is located beside the mouth of Peneus.
Stomio, because of its rich, golden sand and shallow beach
long, is ideal for family holidays. Guests can find everything they need, as
there are many rooms and hotel facilities, coffee bars, restaurants etc. The is suitable for water sports, especially wind
surfing. The trademark of Stomio is the lighthouse on the beach near the port. beach of Stomio
It is a stony and lonely beach with benches, tables and permanent shade from the plane trees.
It is an ideal beach for those who love nature. It is only accessible via a footpath (about ten minutes) with many plane trees. Next to the road, even in summer, the water descending from the slopes of Ossa, reaches the
The blue color of the water is amazing. The beauty of the beach will reward the walking traveler. beach of Psarolakkas
The beach of Pigadi is only 80 meters long, but it is covered with fine pebbles and the water is extremely clean and transparent. The sea is usually calm after being influenced only by the easterly winds. The natural environment is wonderful, as the shady plane trees, the aria trees, and olive trees arrive a few meters from the beach.
The small beach Kalivi has large stones and is ideal for snorkeling. Also, is used by fishermen.
Platia Ammos has a length which exceeding the
700 m. The main characteristic are the black
and white pebbles on the wide sandy beach. The rocks that demarcate right and
left the beach, make the landscape exotic.
Huge plane trees shade the beach offering a natural umbrella. The beach is organized, since there are café-bar, parking, a kiosk and a tavern. Every summer there are many swimmers on this beach.
Kokkino Nero (Red Water)
The village's name is due to the hot spring with red water that flows in the region. The carbonaceous water has the color of the metal salts and is considered to have healing properties. Kokkino Nero is one of the oldest settlements in the region, according to the findings from excavations of archaeological service
The Kokkino Nero beach is consisted of two coasts. On the north side there is a pebble beach about
long. On the opposite side there is a sandy beach 1 km in length. Τhere is also
a complex of rocks with caves, which creates a unique landscape. Just above the
Kokkino Nero is the famous gorge of Calypso with three waterfalls and a forest
of towering beeches, which hosts many activities of alternative tourism.
The Koutsoupia beach is picturesque, with fine sand and pebbles. Every summer, thousands of swimmers visit the beach. In Koutsoupia are organized water sports and beach parties. There are beach bar, taverns and plenty of rented beachfront rooms.