Larissa, an economic and cultural center with great history.
As its name and its impressive monuments witness, the history of Larissa is lost in the depths of the centuries. The monument on the grave of Hippocrates reminds us that the Father of Medicine spent the last years of his life in the city of Larissa. The glory of the Common House of the Thessaliansis also reminded by the impressive Α’ Ancient Theater of Larissa, the only one of its kind in the center of a modern city.
But today, Larissa acquires a growing scientific and cultural tradition. It is the headquarters of the Departments of Medicine and Biochemistry & Biotechnology of the School of Health Sciences of the University of Thessaly, the National Research Infrastructure for Synthetic Biology and TEI of Thessaly, one of the country’s largest technological institutes. The big squares and the extensive downtown network of pedestrian streets are sites of economic activity but also attractive recreation areas along with the banks of the River Peneus, Alcazar Park and Fortress Hill.
Special cultural places worth visiting are the Municipal Art Gallery – GI Katsigras Museum, which houses the third most important collection in Greece, and the Diachronic Museum of Larissa, the only Diachronic and one of the largest museums in our country. The Priest’s Mill, a rebuilt industrial building, hosts a variety of cultural activities (such as the Municipal Theater of Larissa) but also offers quality nightlife entertainment opportunities. For more information, please visit the website of the Municipality of Larissa: http://www.larissa-dimos.gr/el/