What to do and see in Larisa, Greece: The Best Places and Tips

December 7, 2017 Velvet Champine

Discover the best top things to do in Larisa, Greece including Archeo Theatro Larisas, Agioi Saranta Beach, Diachronic Museum of Larissa, Larissa Ancient Ruins, Ieros Naos Agiou Achilliou, Pinios River, The Church Of St. George, Municipal Art Gallery of Larissa, Laografiko Istoriko Mouseo Larisas, Monastery of St. Paraskevas.
Restaurants in Larisa

1. Archeo Theatro Larisas

Venizelou, Larisa 412 21, Greece
Excellent
65%
Good
31%
Satisfactory
4%
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4.5 based on 116 reviews

Archeo Theatro Larisas

Reviewed By D P - Wellington, New Zealand

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.

2. Agioi Saranta Beach

Agioi Saranta, Chorefto 370 01, Greece
Excellent
85%
Good
14%
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0%
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0%
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Overall Ratings

5 based on 136 reviews

Agioi Saranta Beach

Reviewed By CynSpecht - Amstelveen, The Netherlands

Lovely beach with white sands and wonderful temperatures. Lots of choices of taverns to eat at along the beach and beautiful clear beach to swim in and lose yourself in thoughts of what it must have been like years and years past. Amazing views, but get there early of you'll have to park on the road and be prepared for the steepest uphill climb of a road when you leave. One of the most beautiful Beaches I've seen.

3. Diachronic Museum of Larissa

Karampilia 12 | Mezourlo, Larisa 415 00, Greece +30 241 350 8200
Excellent
84%
Good
15%
Satisfactory
1%
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5 based on 53 reviews

Diachronic Museum of Larissa

Diachronic Museum of Larisa presents the historic continuity of Larisa and its greater area for more than 10.000 years.

Reviewed By Phase Δ

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. Larissa Ancient Ruins

Larisa, Greece
Excellent
45%
Good
32%
Satisfactory
21%
Poor
1%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 73 reviews

Larissa Ancient Ruins

Reviewed By Martin Z - Switzerland

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.

5. Ieros Naos Agiou Achilliou

Agiou Achilliou, Larisa 412 21, Greece
Excellent
66%
Good
29%
Satisfactory
5%
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4.5 based on 34 reviews

Ieros Naos Agiou Achilliou

Reviewed By Martin Z - Switzerland

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.

6. Pinios River

Larisa 41000, Greece
Excellent
50%
Good
20%
Satisfactory
18%
Poor
10%
Terrible
2%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 49 reviews

Pinios River

Reviewed By Angela H - London, United Kingdom

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.

7. The Church Of St. George

Larisa 41336, Greece
Excellent
79%
Good
16%
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5%
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4.5 based on 18 reviews

The Church Of St. George

Reviewed By Ele_Man_Mp - Athens, Greece

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.

2 Papandreou Georgiou | Neapoli, Larisa 413 34, Greece
Excellent
66%
Good
17%
Satisfactory
17%
Poor
0%
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4.5 based on 17 reviews

Municipal Art Gallery of Larissa

Reviewed By Lucian M - Constanta, Romania

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.

9. Laografiko Istoriko Mouseo Larisas

7 Sidirokastrou, Larisa 414 48, Greece +30 241 023 9446
Excellent
80%
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10%
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4.5 based on 10 reviews

Laografiko Istoriko Mouseo Larisas

Reviewed By _13_741 - Λαρισα

The Ethnographical and Historical Museum of Larissa was initially founded about 45 years ago by the Gourgiotis family , citizens of Larissa who loved folk life. Today the museum houses more than 20.000 items covering all aspects of city and rural life of the last 500 years. It is open on Monday and Tuesday from 08;00 to 14;00 . on Wednesday, Thursday and Friday from 08;00 to 20;00 and on Saturday and Sunday from 10;00 to 14;00. The entrance fee is 3 euros for adults.

10. Monastery of St. Paraskevas

Old National Highway Karditsas Larisas, Larisa 415 00, Greece
Excellent
80%
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4.5 based on 5 reviews

Monastery of St. Paraskevas

Reviewed By Elias E - London, United Kingdom

If you are anywhere near this beautiful church, please visit it, you won'r regret it, especially if you have a family as it's a great spot for a picnic. Crossing the river on the "wobbly" bridge is an experience as the view down the gorge is a sight. The church itself is small and hewn into the rock-face. Spend some time & money at the small bazaar that is on the opposite side of the gorge, as the choice of icons is fantastic.

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