Larissa, the capital city of Thessalia, stands at the heart of
the Thessalian plain, is a major commercial and industrial
center, a large market center approached across a dull
landscape of wheat and corn fields.
For the most part modern
and unremarkable, it retains a few old streets which hint at
its recent past as a Turkish provincial capital. As another
large road and rail junction, the town has efficient
connections with most places you'd want to reach: Volos to the
east, Trikala and Kalambaka to the west, and Lamia to the
The major river of Thessalia, the river Pinios flows
through this city giving it a charm that is unique. Museums
and Art Galleries are a common feature and worth visiting.