Discover the best top things to do in Larissa Region, Greece including Archeo Theatro Larisas, Diachronic Museum of Larissa, Church of Agia Paraskevi - Tempi, Larissa Ancient Ruins, Ieros Naos Agiou Achilliou, Stomio Beach, Pinios River, The Church Of St. George, Municipal Art Gallery of Larissa, Platia Ammos Beach.
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4.5 based on 116 reviews
Discovered by shear chance this amazing structure was once buried under ground long forgotten about before a big development was undertook. Obviously the developers were halted in their tracks when finding this amazing historical architecture. Check it out for free from the road side.
5 based on 53 reviews
Diachronic Museum of Larisa presents the historic continuity of Larisa and its greater area for more than 10.000 years.
Now that was amazing! All of the displayed items were nicely arranged with very informative signs. The most impressive part was the Paleolithic and Neolithic finds from the region of Thessaly! Simply stunning! And to think everywhere else in Europe they would charge 15 euros to visit some ruins of some Roman baths, the fee was just the symbolic amount of 4. There was a lecture held on site which we were welcome to attend and the staff were so friendly with us and ready to answer every question! An absolutely beautiful experience!
4.5 based on 47 reviews
Tempi Valley is a narrow gorge, making an easy connection between Thessaloniki and Larissa and from there, further to Athens. The gorge follows the Pineios River. The landscape is gorgeous and you may have a stop for relax in a place considered to be as a pilgrimage destination for Christians, especially Orthodox. This is the Church of Agia Paraskevi and the holly spring, its water helping mostly the eyes – this is what it’s believed.
You will know where to stop the car, because there are many others stopped already and you will notice also some stalls with souvenirs. You have to take down some steps, then to cross a suspended bridge over the Pineios River and here you are, in front of the church.
The church is a small one. It is very well maintained and clean. The holly spring is nearby, in a very narrow cave, with a descending slope, but not very deep into the rock. Anyway, I think the place is not recommended to claustrophobic people.
I visited the place several times in the last years and I enjoyed all the time for peace, beautiful nature and relax that I found there.
4 based on 73 reviews
We enjoyed a nice and relaxing walk within this historic site, which can be easily reached through the beautifully rehabilitated Larissa center. It is a nicely and professionally restored ancient site, just below the hill top; and on the hill top parts of the also historic 'Saint Achillios Basilica' can be seen and explored, among other treasures.
4.5 based on 34 reviews
The church in Larisa, located next to numerous ancient sites, is easy to access on foot. It's a beautifully preserved church structure at the Larisa outskirt, and yet very close to the busy and nicely designed city center with its many restaurants and coffee shops around the corners. According to the history, Saint Achilles of Larisa was also known as Ailus, and he was present at the Christian First Council of Nicaea from May-June AD 325. He died in Larisa in AD330, the year of birth is unknown.
4.5 based on 34 reviews
This has to be the best beach that I have ever been to! The sand was great and the facilities there are everything that you need. The sea is very shallow and you can walk out for ages with the sea only coming up to your knees - absolutely ideal for families with children.
4 based on 49 reviews
A bridge for cars and a separate side for walkers etc goes across the top of the river which is located by a park with jobbers and people strolling along. Seems quite peaceful.
4.5 based on 18 reviews
So much money have been spent on this church for not a particular reason. The church is not that nice, however very busy. It is said that humanistic actions are taking place from the people of that church. Can't confirm though.
4.5 based on 17 reviews
I’m surprised to see only one review for this place. It’s so pity, because is a really interesting place in the city!
If you are not in the new part of the city, Neapoli, you may take the bus no. 1 from the Central Square in Larissa and get off in a bus station near to Park Ergatou, on 1is Merarchias Street. From here, ask about Georgiou Papandreou Street, the museum is there. You will notice a new style building with a nice park in front. During the weekend the opening hour is till 1 or 2 p.m. and from time to time on Sunday is closed.
In the museum there is a nice art collection and some furniture pieces which belonged to Heinrich Schliemann. The former owner of the collection was Mr. G. I. Katsigras, a famous doctor and a respectable citizen of the city. He donated his art collection to the municipality. The legend says that he didn’t have a quite good relationship with his family in his last years of life and this “helped” him to make a decision in the favor of the city. I don't know if it's true.
Nevertheless there are beautiful paintings in this museum and worth to spend some time here.
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