Larissa is one of Greece’s oldest cities, known for its incredible range of historic sites and ancient landmarks. Larissa’s rich heritage and impressive archaeological sites are now paired with a modern flavour rich in lively cafes and bars. Here you can spend your days immersing yourself in local history and party the night away when evening comes.
Things to do in Larissa
No visit to Larissa is complete without seeing its important ancient sites, the pinnacle being the Larissa Theatre that was constructed in the 3rd century BC. If you want a more informative journey into the region’s history, then the Archaeological Museum of Larissa is the perfect place to start with its artefacts dating back thousands of years.
Sample the local cuisine at a grill house, known locally as Psistaries, where you can eat as much grilled meat as your stomach can handle. The city also has a lively bar and pub scene, where you can do as the locals do and enjoy a cup of Ouzo, the favourite alcoholic beverage of the Greeks.
Getting around Larissa
The fairly compact centre of Larissa is easily traversable on foot, but if you fancy exploring the wider area then hiring a bicycle or a car is your best option. Alternatively, taxis can easily be found so you can make your way around the area without needing to hire a car. The nearest airport to Larissa is Volos Airport which is located just over 72 kilometres from the city, while Larissa also has rail connections to other leading cities in Greece including the capital Athens.