For thrill-seekers, organized climbing and rappelling activities are provided, in locations covering all levels of difficulty. The main ones are located in Tempi, at the sites of Bougazi and Megas Lakkos, as well as on the Gidiki hill, in the area of Sykouri.
Another action option is rafting in the waters of Pinios. The best routes are in Vernezi, one of the most difficult and exciting places in Greece 3rd-4th degree of difficulty in the valley of Tempi 1st-2nd degree of difficulty and in the Pinios delta canoe-kayak. Kissavos and Mavrovouni will also completely satisfy those looking for more adventure, with canyoning in the gorges of Kalypso, Rakopotamos and Krionerio. The most daring will have the opportunity to admire the landscape of Larissa from above, with parachutes and hang gliders that start from the Kalyvias of Olympus and from the slopes of Kissavos.
On the slopes of the mountains, one can also discover routes of unique beauty, on hiking excursions or by mountain biking and 4x4 jeeping. a special experience awaits those who choose to go horseback riding in the forests of Kissavos, going down to the sea, at the beach of Velika.
Olympus is the ideal location for mountain biking. On the other hand, Kissavos is like a more organized place for the practice of the sport and every year it hosts the pan-Hellenic championship (Kissavos round).
Olympus and Kissavos are the ideal place for lovers of mountaineering and hiking. The routes they offer are many.
The peaks of Olympus (Mytikas, Stefani, Scolios, Stavraities, Kazania, etc.) as well as the peaks of Kissavos are the best places for climbing.
Aviation in N. Larissa is also in great development. In Kalyvia Elassonas, at the place "Turtofolia" is the Olympos air sports center. In the Elassonas Forest every year the flying carnival takes place during Halloween and the Larisa Aeroathletes Association trains.
The great snow cover of Olympus from Kallipefki and Karya to Kokkinopilos are the best setting for activities in alpine skiing.
Pinios offers the possibility to practice all river sports. Rafting 3rd-4th degree, Canoe-Kayak.
Canyons are crossed in the areas: "Calypso" Canyon - Kokkino Nero (Kissavos), Kryoneriou Canyon - Kissavos and Rakopotamos.
The coasts of N. Larissa with 60 kilometers of coastline are the best environment for practicing water sports such as swimming, water skiing, sailing (group, school for children), windsurfing and canoeing.
There is a red zone (declassified) and diving schools.
From the port of Agiokampos, inflatable boats to Sporades and Veneto.
In Kallithea Elassonas, there is a moto cross track where Panhellenic and World Championship races are held.
Moving inland, the landscape is dominated by the imposing mountains of Olympus and Kissavos.
Olympus , the highest mountain in Greece with the peak of Mytikas at an altitude of 2,917 m., the mythical residence of the gods, has one of the rarest ecosystems, with flora and fauna that are the subject of study for many scientists and nature lovers. A large part of Olympus has been designated a National Park, while UNESCO has declared the mountain a "Biosphere Reserve".
Kissavos or Ossa , is a mountain covered by dense forests, with impressive ravines, torrents and streams that run through its slopes. A large part of it has been designated "Aesthetic Forest of Ossa" and is protected by the pan-European Nature 2000 Network (Natura 2000), which is why it is also designated a "Botanical Garden" with many waterways (gorges, lakes).
Mavrovouni , overgrown with mixed forests of chestnut, beech, honeysuckle, oak and other shrubs, is a place of escape of special interest. In its dense vegetation, it maintains a significant population of roe deer, wild boars, wild boars and other animals while offering itself for one-day excursions with four-wheel drive vehicles or hiking. The tame landscape, the endless springs and the artificial lake, with the variety of wild fruits of the forest (chestnuts, wild strawberries, blackberries, blackberries, apples, etc.) will reward visitors in any season. Here one can combine the mountain tour with the sea activities since the eastern slopes of the mountain end in small beaches.
The former Royal section ( Polydendriou Forest ) with its marked paths and cycle paths, organized areas for picnics and the two old monasteries of Panagia is a place of rest and contemplation. In the narrow passage between Ossa and Mount Olympus flows the river Pinios, forming the impressive Valley of Tempes, which in some parts is only 40 meters wide. The maneuvers of the river and the rich vegetation make up a charming landscape, with land or water routes of unique beauty.
At the mouth of the Pinios towards the Aegean, is one of the most important wetlands in Greece, known as the Pinios Delta . The area is protected by the Ramsar Convention and attracts the interest of many researchers. Rare species of birds live in the Pinios Delta, while cormorants, herons, flamingos etc. often make their presence impressively noticeable.
The mountainous Perraivia and in particular the Municipality of Sarandaporos, they invite you to meet him. Perched on the foothills of Kamvounia and looking down from its vantage point on the mythical Olympus, it fascinates visitors and invites you to get to know its natural beauties up close. The smell of pine and the tranquility of the oak and pine forests accompany you on your quest. A great place for walking is the European path E4, and the ideal place for gentle climbing is Amarbeis. At an altitude of 1250 m, in the "strano isioma" position there is a landscaped area for pleasant escapes and is preferred by locals and foreigners on May Day. For those who avoid the walk, there is a road leading there which is paved. The view that the visitor faces from here is indescribable, while 200 m above, from an accessible path with a few minutes' walk you reach the top of Amarbei (1450 m.). From there the beauty is unique, facing with a generous view of Olympus, the plain of Elassona, with the mental euphoria this offers. The waters of the springs that spring up, cool the visitor. The natural beauties of Sarantaporos Municipality, the oak and pine forests, the gorges and the advantageous position it has, attract many hunters to hunt wild boar, hare and other game. From the Municipality of Sarandaporos, visitors can plan walks and mountain climbing to Olympus, since the distance from there to the point where it goes by road is about 1 hour. The waters of the springs that spring up, cool the visitor. The natural beauties of Sarantaporos Municipality, the oak and pine forests, the gorges and the advantageous position it has, attract many hunters to hunt wild boar, hare and other game. From the Municipality of Sarandaporos, visitors can plan walks and mountain climbing to Olympus, since the distance from there to the point where it goes by road is about 1 hour. The waters of the springs that spring up, cool the visitor. The natural beauties of Sarantaporos Municipality, the oak and pine forests, the gorges and the advantageous position it has, attract many hunters to hunt wild boar, hare and other game. From the Municipality of Sarandaporos, visitors can plan walks and mountain climbing to Olympus, since the distance from there to the point where it goes by road is about 1 hour.