Larissa is the capital of the Thessaly region and lies in the mainland, Central Greece. According to archaeological evidence, Larissa, lies at the top a site that has been inhabited since the tenth millennium BC.
Legend has it that Achilles was born here & Hippocrates, the Father of Medicine, died here as well.
In the ancient years
Larissa's growth was rapid based on farming. Horses brought enormous economic benefits into the city. Moreover, the proud Thessalian Horse became the symbol of Larissa. The first coins minted the 5th century BC on behalf of the Myrmidons portrayed
the proud and powerful horse.
Today, Larissa is a major commercial and industrial centre and a national transportation hub. It is also belongs to the five largest cities in Greece; Larissa greater area population is around 250,000.
The city provides you the opportunities of a large city together with clean and safe benefits of a small city.
Larissa is a modern European city with several squares especially in the city centre. Larissa streets are full of two main things: trendy cafes and shops. City centre is pedestrianesed by 70% which is around 15 khm of pedestrian roads.
These are making Larissa centre very social and active where young people as well as families spent many hours enjoying on drinking coffee, eating in traditional taverns, shopping etc.
IN LARISSA IN THESSALY
1) Ancient Theater 1) Meteora
2) Old City (Fortress) & St. Achilleas Church 2) Plastira Lake
3) Alkazar Park/Pinios River 3) Ampelakia
4) Municipality Art Gallery 4) Mount Olympus
5) Archaeological Museum 5) Tempi Valley
6) Averofeios Agricultural School 6) New Poroi Beach
7) Agiokampos Beach
9) Mount Pelion
TEI of Thessaly lies at the west side of the borders of Larissa city. Even though it is 7 khm from the city centre area, students have some opportunities nearby.
Students who live at the dormitories may do some
shopping at the nearest super markets Lidl and Galaxias. Both super markets are in the walking distance (around half mile from the campus).
The largest Open Market in the city (starts in the Galaxias super market) lies in Neapoli district. It is open every Saturday (7am-2pm). Local farmers - from all over Larissa region - with their loud voices try to sell their products (mainly fresh fruits and vegetables, etc) in a great scenery.
Larissa is famous for its squares, especially in the city centre. Neapoli Square is also an alternative destination for many Larissa citizens. You may visit in walking distance. Many cafeterias, food shops and bars are located for all types of people.
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