Periphery: Thessaly
Prefecture : Larissa

Municipality Gonnoi

Gonnoi or Gonoi (Greek: Γόννοι) is a municipality in the Larissa Prefecture, Greece. Population 3119 (2001).
Gonnoi is connected with the road linking Larissa and Mount Olympus and its skiing resort even Kallithea Elassonas, Thessaly's most popular. The Pineios River is to the southeast along with the Tempe.

Ancient Gonnoi

In a hillside near the contemporary Gonnoi, called "Kastri"(ie castle), lies the ancient city of Gonnoi.

The Macedonian King Antigonus II Gonatas was probably born in Gonnoi. The area was later ruled by the Kingdom of Macedonia, the Roman, the Byzantine and the Ottoman Empires, the final non-Greek rule lasted for several years, its name during the Ottoman rule was Dereli (Δερελή or Ντερελή), it saw the Greek War of Independence of 1821 to end its struggle but they lost and continued until 1881. Gonnoi fully became a part of Greece after liberating much of Thessaly in 1881. Its main income has been poor. After World War II and the Greek Civil War, many buildings were rebuilt, several remain and repaired. Electricity and automobiles arrived in the 1960s, it was linked with pavement in the late-20th century, television arrived in the 1980s. Internet and computers arrived in the late-1990s.


Gonnoi has a school, a lyceum (high school), a gymnasium (secondary school)and primary school(Dimotiko) a few churches,a folklore museum, bank, a post office and a square (plateia), and Health Center (primitive health care).

Division of the municipality

  • Gonnoi / Δ.δ. Γόννων [ 2288 ]
    • Gonnoi / οι [ 2190 ]
    • Elaia / η Ελαία [ 98 ]
  • Ita / Δ.δ. Ιτέας -- η Ιτέα [ 291 ]
  • Kallipefki / Δ.δ. Καλλιπεύκης -- η [ 540 ]


Kallipefki is a mountain village (alt. around 1054 m). It is named since 1927 Kallipefki (nice pine) after the pine tree forest in the region. In the past it was near a lake called Askyritida which was drained in 1911. The population was 540 in 2001. Kallipefki is around 56 km from Larissa.

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