vale of tempe

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The ancient name of a gorge in northern Thessaly, Greece, located between Olympus to the north and Ossa to the south
Greek Témbi Narrow valley between Mount Olympus and Mount Ossa, northeastern Thessaly, Greece. The Pinios River flows through the 6-mi (10-km) valley before emptying into the Aegean Sea. The ancient Greeks dedicated Tempe to the cult of Apollo. Legends attribute its formation to a blow from Poseidon's trident; however, geologists believe it was carved by stream action. Because it provides access from the coast of Greece to the Thessalian plain, it has been a traditional invasion route. Ruins of castles and fortifications, from the Roman period to the Middle Ages, mark its strong points
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