This region of Greece is
dominated by the vast, agricultural central plain of
Thessaly, the former bed of an inland sea. The province's
attractions lie largely on the periphery, chained in by the
mountain ranges of Olympus, Pindus, Óssa and Pelion. To the
west, Kalambáka gives access to Metéora with its Byzantine
monasteries that soar on the summits of the steeply eroded
peaks. The southern part of this region, before you enter
Thessaly proper, is known as Stereá Elláda, literally
"Greek Continent", a name that reflects its
19th-century past as the only independent Greek mainland
territory, along with Attica and
the quasi-island of the Peloponnese.
In Stereá Elláda stand the ruins of the Delphic Oracle,
one of the most important ancient sites in Greece.
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