Vale of Tempe is the name of a
gorge between Mount
Olympus to the north and Volos
to the south.
The valley is 10km long and as narrow as 25 meters with cliffs nearly
500 meters high.
Through the gorge flows the Pineios
River on its way to the Aegean Sea.
The Tempe Pass is a strategic pass in Greece as it is the main
route from Larissa
through the mountains to the coast.
Amphitheatre in Larissa
Larissa is a principal agricultural centre and a national
transportation hub, linked
by road and rail with the port of Volos
and Thessaloniki. Larissa
is at a location that has been inhabited since the tenth millennium BCE