Larissa is the capital and largest city of the Thessaly region of Greece and capital of the Larissa regional unit. It is a principal agricultural center and a national transportation hub, linked by road and rail with the port of Volos, the city of Thessaloniki and Athens.
Today, Larissa is a major commercial and industrial center in Greece, with a vast academic and student community. It is the home of the University of Thessaly Medical School.
Legend has it that Larissa was the birthplace of Achilles and that also Hippocrates, the Father of Medicine, died here. As of early 2015, Larissa is a candidate city for the title of the European Capital of Culture 2021.
340 km from Athens
169 km from Thessaloniki