Pinios River delta
The lowland area of the Pinios River Delta was formed by the alpine action of Pinios, after the occurence of the geological fault between Mount Olympus and Mount Kissavos (Ossa), where the waters of the Thessalian basin routed their way to the sea. This resulted in the creation of the Thessalian plain.
The existence of primitive Paleolithic civilization, 30,000-100,000 or 250,000 years ago, is demonstrated by the stone tools found there. The part of the estuary of Pinios (eastern and northern Thessaly) was inhabited by the Pelasgians (Aeolians), and later on, at the slopes of Olympus and Ossa, on either side of the estuary of the river Pinios, the Dorians settled.
Nowadays, the Delta meets all the natural - biological criteria for inclusion in the list of areas under the international treaty protection regime.
It has been classified as a Landscape of Special Natural Beauty. At an international level, it is part of the Important Bird Areas, with 226 species of birds being present in more than 50 genera. In addition, the water fauna of the river stream and the sea area is rich in diversity and population.
What to do
Rafting, Kayak and Canoe Kayak