Thessaly is geographically the central section of mainland Greece. It is surrounded by high mountain ranges encircling a low plain. The entire plain is surrounded by the mountains of Pindus, Othrys, Ossa and Agrafa, through which flows the Pineios river. Pineios River empties into the Aegean, after passing through the Thessalic Tempi.
Thessaly includes plenty of gravel roads and lowlands full of wheat fields along with many monasteries (built from the 12th century and onwards). The most famous of them are the great monasteries of Meteora, built upon huge stone pillars, towering hundreds of meters up in the sky.
The climate is continental, while the temperature differential between summer and winter are large.