Larissa, main town of Thessaly and an agricultural market town, is situated next to a bend of Pinios River in the Thessaly plains, south of Mt. Olympus. The region has unique natural beauty, with wooded mountains, large fertile plains crossed by Pinios River, and various beaches.
The town of Larissa, which is the capital of the prefecture, is a modern, cosmopolitan town with interesting sights. The traditional houses at Tabakika and the fortress, the acropolis, the ancient theatre, the monument museum of Hippokrates, the park of Alcazar, the Picture Gallery, the Archaeological Museum, and the Cultural-Historical Museum are definitely worth seeing. However, the capital is not the main attraction of the prefecture. There are many beautiful and interesting settlements all over the region which are also worth seeing. The hamlet Agia, built on the slopes of Mt. Ossa, the tourist resort of Agiokambos with its long sandy beach, the historical village of Ambelakia and the region of Tempi, one of the most picturesque sites of the country, are some of them.
- Bus Station: +30 2410533903
- Police Department of Larissa: +30 2410 683111 & 2410 683112
- General Hospital of Larissa: +30 2413 504100
- Postal office: +30 2410 256144
- Train Station: +30 2410 236250
How to get to Larissa
If you travel to Larissa by train, please consult the TrainOSE route timetable. The trip from Athens to Larissa takes about 4:15 hours, while from Thessaloniki it takes 1:25 hours (Intercity times).
If you are coming from abroad, you will probably fly to either Athens or Thessaloniki. The nearest airport to Larissa though is the Nea Anchialos National Airport (is less than an hour driving away from Larissa). This airport serves mainly charter flights – so check it out if it fits your case.