Larissa, one of the five largest cities in Greece in the Thessalian plain. More and more people are choosing to visit Larissa either for a short stopover or for a stay of several days. Whatever you choose, however, your day will be full of time to have a good time, eat well and explore the city. So if you are looking for places of interest and wondering what to see, what to do, where to stay where to eat etc then read some useful things below.
First of all, when it comes to accommodation you have a choice of hotels in and out of the centre and a plethora of apartments. Check out your options below and choose the one that suits you.
1. Larissa is the city of coffee. In the city centre and nowadays you will find many cafés in the city centre and on the peripheral streets. Many well-known coffee chains started here but we picked out Kaveh Kanes. Kaveh Kanes You will find it in the central square. You’ll get your coffee takeaway but if you want, they also make coffee to go. Especially for those visiting Larissa for the first time many people wonder how the cafes are full every day.
2. The sign of the city is the ancient theatre that you will find in the centre of the city. When we say in the centre of the city, it is indeed in the centre of the city a few metres from the main square. The first ancient theatre dominates and has reached the final stage of restoration to welcome the first performances again after thousands of years. You will find it by walking along the pedestrian street of Venizelos Street. Nearby and close to the river is also the 2nd ancient theatre where the first and second row of marbles are preserved.
3. In close proximity to the ancient theatre is the city fortress. There you will find the square of the Fortress and the Bezesteini, another important monument of Larissa along with the Basilica of Agios Achilleios.
4. Want to see museums? Then first you will find yourself at the Interchronical Museum of Larissa located on the hill of Mezourlou next to the AEL stadium. In the Interchronical Museum you will take a journey of Thessaly through time with the many exhibits inside. Definitely a museum worth visiting. Another also nice museum is the folklore museum which is located near the OSE station and houses over 25,000 objects.
5. Visit the site where the Pappas Mill building is located. One of the few old buildings in the city that survives in excellent condition despite the damage it suffered from fires in the past. It was built in 1893 and hosts numerous cultural events, concerts and activities. On the ground floor of the building you will also find the Grain and Flour Museum. Behind the Pappas Mill you will find a summer cinema and the Thessalian Theatre.
6. Pinios is connected with the history of the city. Many locals in winter – summer choose Pinios for their walk and not without reason. It has an outdoor gym as well. But a walk in the park of Alcazar is also worthwhile. There you will find the garden theatre where concerts and performances take place, as well as events in general in the park. The Pinios Festival is also organised there with a variety of artistic, educational and sporting activities.
7. Explore the city centre. Larissa has a large number of pedestrian streets covering a very large part of the city centre. Many visitors are delighted with Larissa’s shopping center and the multitude of options it offers. Many bars can also be found in the pedestrian streets of the centre, try going to Bukowski, Wisedog, Bier Station and more. As well as tsipouradika such as in Averoff Square at “Muha”, Bakaliarakia or for lunch at Akamatra. You will find many choices in all parts of Larissa.
8. The coast of Larissa is equally beautiful. Many different beaches for every taste. Either more spread out or small and quiet in the shadow of Kissavos. We singled out the beaches Rakopotamos, Platia Ammos, Koutsoupia and of course the more comfortable Agiokampos and Velika. To get to the coast you need a 45-60 minute drive. Read our article about where to swim in Larissa.
9. Also other destinations around Larissa include Ampelakia in the valley of Tempi, Rapsani in Olympus with the wine festival, Karitsa the balcony of Kissavos, Metaxochori and others.
Those who have visited Larissa have beautiful words to say, but for its heat in summer and for its humidity!