Valley of Tempi | Delta Pineios Kissavos
Updated: Nov 28, 2019
The valley is a gorge in the Tempi area (north Thessaly, Greece), located between Olympos mountain to the north and Ossa mountain to the south.
It has a length of 10 kilometers, it is 25 m wide in several parts of the itinerary, it has 500 m cliffs. Pinios river flows in the gorge and ends up in its Delta to the Aegean Sea. In the ancient times, the Tempi gorge was considered to be the haunt of Apollo and the Muses. Due to its strategic shape, it had hosted many battles during history, such as in 480 BC when the Athenians and the Spartans gathered here to stop the Persians, but Alexander I consulted them to retreat because the army of Xerxis (King of the Persians) was huge and they would not be able to fight them there successfully.