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Published on May 15, 2008
The city of Larissa in the world(Population about 220000 people), and a tour in Larissa with pictures. Starting from Central square we walk Tachydromiou(Post-Office's) square, City Center's Pedestrian Zone and people's square , we watch the Archaeological & Byzantine Museum and we can go inside to see the exhibits. Walking the pedestrian zone of Venizelou street we reach magnificent Ancient Theatre A'.We get on Saint Achellios Church (Cathedral) by steps and we have a look of the Fortress Hill & Ancient Agora . We get down to the river, Pinios, and we continue in Alkazar Park. In Alkazar Park we watch the statue of Hippocrates, which is located in the area of the grave of Hippocrates, and the stadium of AEL 1964 (Larissa FC). We continue the tour on Sentient Pinios River Park. We come back through Jew Park and Neapolis and we end on Municipal Gallery- Katsigras Museum .....
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The city of Larisa is the capital of the province and is built on the very central area of the large plain on the right bank of Pineios river. It is one of the most significant commercial, agricultural and communication centers of Hellas. Larisa is a city that combines the remains and color of the long passed Turkish rule and the Ottoman culture, with the Hellenic cultural and architectural style of the beginnings of the 20th century. A city that also combines the tranquillity and the relaxed rhythm of the lazy river, the many storks that build their nests on the tallest buildings of the city and the sleepy movements of the river fishermen, along with the hubbub of a busy, bustling town. After many years of uncontrolled growing the city has managed, only recently, to restore a harmonic relationship with its river and the surrounding environment in general. The city's Post-Office's(Tachydromiou) square with its excellent sculptures, representing the branching, life-giving, ever-flowing water bulk of river Pineios, along with the site of the excavations of the ancient theater of the city, located at its very center, have caused a major transformation of the city, that brings it more close to its origins, bonds it tightly to the surrounding environment and restores its classic atmosphere. The ancient city of the theater had a capacity of 10000 spectators. But this excavation site may not be the city's most significant landmark. This title is most suitably given to the grave of Heppocrates, born in the island of Kos in 460 BC and died in the city of Larisa in 377 BC, who is considered to be the father of modern medicine. At the outskirts of the nearby town of Achileion the ruins of the local castle have been excavated. The ruins are dated back to the 15th century but the original compound was erected sometime during the late Neolithic period. The visit to the Folklore and Historic museum of the city may be proved to be most rewarding for the traveler. Also rewarding is a visit to the city's National Gallery with its fine collection of paintings, only second in significance after the National Gallery of Athens.