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Natural Beauty Visit mountain Olympus, the highest
mountain of Greece as well as green
mountain Kissavos and enjoy the
unique natural beauty of Thessaly.    
Meteora Meteora is a formation of huge dark colored rocks
that constitute a geological phenomenon of unique
beauty as well as an important monument of the
Orthodox religion.    
Plastiras Lake Plastiras Lake is an ideal destination for
excursions, outdoor activities and relaxation
during both summer and winter months.    
Traditional Villages Several traditional villages
lie in the mountains of Thessaly.    
Pelion Pelion, the mountain of the Centaurs is a perfect
tourist destination for all seasons.    
Sporades Skiathos, Skopelos, Alonissos.
Discover the unique beauty
of Sporades.  

Larissa

 

The city of Larissa, which is one of the biggest cities of Greece and the capital of the prefecture of Larissa, lies in the center of the eastern part of Thessaly and has the face of a contemporary and modern city, in which there is a plethora of big squares, beautiful parks, historical and archeological monuments, as well as other cultural spots. It is a commercial, industrial, military and transportation center.

Its name is pre-Hellenic, of a Pelasgian origin, and means a “powerfully fortified hill” or “stronghold”. According to mythology Larissos, son of Pelasgos, built the city in the Pelasgian era. The city has been inhabited for almost 4,000 years and its history is really admirable.


 
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Larissa is the seat of: the region of Thessaly, the Tactical Airforce Headquarters, the first Army, the NATO Military Headquarters, the Municipal & Regional Theatre of Larissa – Thessalian Theatre-, the University Department of Medicine and the Department of Biochemistry & Biotechnology, and the Technological Educational Institute of Larissa.

Information:

  • Larissa stretches over an area of 1,900 hectares, traversed by the river Pinios.
  • The climate of the city is continental and the average annual temperature is about 17o C, whereas during the summer the weather can be extremely hot, sometimes exceeding the 45o C.
  • The center of the city has been 70% pedestrianized, so it is ideal for a pleasant stroll.
  • In the center of Larissa there are two big squares: Central Square and Tachidromiou (Post Office) Square, which are both entertainment and relaxation spots.
  • The sights and the old market quarter maintain an intact color of the city’s past.

Infrastructure:

In Larissa there are:
  • Big hotels as well as smaller hotel units
  • Both a railway and a road network that connect Larissa with the rest of Greek mainland.
  • Two Hospitals: Larissa University General Hospital and Larissa Prefecture General Hospital.
  • Big parks and squares.
  • Sports facilities of especially high standards..

Larissa offers:

  • Lots of fun in a wide range of cafeterias, cafes and clubs.
  • Interesting gourmet suggestions, accompanied with the traditional liquor named “tsipouro”.
  • Relaxation, following the rhythm of nature, in its parks.
  • Numerous cultural events -theatre, music, art or sports.
  • A big and high quality marketplace that can satisfy all consumer needs.

 

Suggestions:

  • Visit the Ancient Theatre of Larissa.
  • Enjoy a cup of coffee in Post Office Square.
  • Try delicious tastes in Frourio (Fortress) Hill taverns.
  • Take a walk to and relax in Alcazar Park and the Aesthetic Grove.
  • Have fun in the Neapolis Square cafes.
  • Go down Kouma Street to do some shopping.

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