Rock climbing in Thessalia, Greece
Christos Boukoros introduces three crags in Magnesia in Thessalia in the heart of Greece: Kofi, Anavra and Paou.
If you speak to climbers about Greece, the first thing that speaks to mind are the its beaches, the sun, limestone crags and naturally Kalymnos. While this island is certainly an ideal holiday destination, it's certainly not the only one which can provide excitement, because in the last few years there's been an enormous and sudden development of new crags everywhere, not only at Kalymnos but on the entire Greek peninsula.
This idea is aimed at exploring Magnesia, one of the most beautiful areas in Thessalia, in the heart of Greece. Other than two important mountains, Pelion located immediately above Volos and Othris, one of the highest mountains close to Almyros, there are numerous other interesting crags. At present there are over 250 sport routes in the area and a number of different crags, the most interesting being Kofi, Anavra, Paou.
HOW TO REACH MAGNESIA
The Magnesia region is located in central Greece, circa 250km from Athens and 150km from Salonicco. The capital of Magnesia is Volos, while the second largest city is Almyros. A new airport was recently opened at Nea Anchialos, in the heart of Magnesia. For information check out www.volosairport.gr.