Attractions, Beaches & Things to Do in Larissa
Alcazar Park, Larisa
The contemporary urban park of Larissa serving both as a relaxation place as well as a training area for the city inhabitants.
Hippokrates Monument, Larissa
The memorial of one of the most outstanding figures in the history of medicine, who spent the last years of his life in the city of Larissa.
Monument of Bucephalus
A masterpiece statue of the horse of Alexander the Great, that according to historians was originating from the broader region of Thessaly.
Metropolitan Church of Agios Achillios
Being dedicated to the Patron Saint of the city, it was built in 6th century AD on its grave place.
Pinios River Path, Larissa
An opportunity for a relaxing promenade in an area where the pristine nature "invades" the urban environment of the city.
Β' Ancient Theatre of Larissa
The earlier ancient theater of the city that dates from the 1st century BC, the years of the Roman emperor Octavian Augustus.
Bezesteni of Larissa« Frourio »
Remains of an old Ottoman covered market, used also for military purposes during the 19th century.
Mill of Pappas Cultural Center
The city's old mill, that hosts today a permanent exhibition as well as cultural events, music concerts, and performances.
A' Ancient Theatre of Larissa
Being the biggest of the Thessaly region, with a capacity of 10.000 spectators, it was founded in 3rd century BC and was in use for 6 centuries.
Folklore & Historical Museum of Larissa
20.000 exhibits from the 15th until the 20th century, depict the region's traditional background.
Municipal Art Gallery of Larissa« G.I. Katsigras »
One of the three major and most significant art galleries in Greece that dates from 1983.
Diachronic Museum of Larissa
Inaugurated in 2015, it includes a contemporary exhibition of more than 2.000 artifacts that compose a picture of the region during centuries.
The small town of Thessaly which is the capital of tsipouro, the traditional strong distilled spirit of the Greek mainland.
Valley of Tempe« Tempi »
Narrow natural pass along with the flow of Pinios River, famous for its dense vegetation.
Mount Ossa« Kissavos »
Well-known from the Thessalian folklore tradition as a permanent opposition to Mount Olympus.
Holy Shrine of Saint Paraskevi, Tempi
Dating from 1910, it's famous for its holy water and the surrounding landscape of great vegetation.
Stomio Beach, Agia (Evrymenes)
Beach of the settlement that is located south of the Pinios delta and stands for the stream that separates the coast from the mainland.
Kokkino Nero Beach, Agia (Evrymenes)
Beach separated in one pebble and one sandy part and is named after the local thermal springs.
An old and historical worth-visiting monastery hidden in the dense vegetation of the southern part of Mount Olympus.
Velika Beach, Agia (Melivoia)
Long stretched and organized beach with many tavernas and beach bars. A vacation destination that hosts also numerous accommodation options.
Agiokampos Beach, Agia (Melivoia)
Long sandy and organized beach of the coastal settlement that is among the most famous summer destinations of the Thessaly county.
Nei (Neoi) Pori Beach, East Olympos
Wide & long blue-flag beach of 5 km takes advantage of the amenities offered by the hotels, bars, and restaurants of the local settlement.
Nea Mesangala Beach, Tempi (Kato Olympos)
Organised beach located close to Pinios river delta, offers many amenities and accommodation options.
Platamonas Beach, East Olympos
Combining the green of the trees with the blue of the sea, while being next to a medieval castle and having Mount Olympus in the background.
Medieval fortress that dominates the landscape of Platamonas and has a great history during the centuries.
Questions & Answers about Larissa
Why Visit Larissa?
- 5th largest city in Greece.
- Its great plain has the reputation of being one of Greece's food providers.
- The capital of coffee, since it has the greatest number of cafeterias per capita.
What is Larissa, Greece?
The Greek city of Larissa has a population of nearly 160.000 inhabitants. It is the capital of the prefecture of Larissa and it's the 5th largest city in the country. Today it's a bustling urban center with huge economic growth, a university, and several colleges. A recent very active urban reconstruction transformed Larissa into a modern European city. It is worth visiting the Archaeological Museum and the Museum of History and Folklore Arts of the city. Have a tour of the Valley of Tempi and try the amazing local products of the region. Among them, the distilled spirit tsipouro or raki (grappa made from grapes), which is considered one of the best in the country. Larissa can be reached by car via the National Road, and railway, from Athens and Thessaloniki.
What are some important historical facts about the city of Larissa, Greece?
Larissa is a city of unparalleled beauty and remarkable history since according to excavations it hosted some of the earliest settlements in Greece dating back nearly 4000 years. During history, and until the era of the Byzantine Empire, it was a thriving city. In the 13th century, Larissa passed into the hands of the Franks to follow the Serbs, while in1392 was conquered by the Turks. It got its freedom from the Turks in 1881 and incorporated in the Greek state with its largest part.