Alternative forms of tourism in the Prefecture of Larissa

Congress tourism

The hotels of the town of Larissa have modern infrastructures that can satisfy all needs and demands. Therefore, they offer themselves to perfectly organized congresses. Larissa provides an excellent opportunity for combining work with pleasure.

Exposition tourism

Larissa constitutes a significant exposition destination seeing that a lot of successful commercial or
non-commercial fares are held in it.

School tourism

A lot of Greek and foreign youngsters make educational, cultural and recreational school treats to the town of Larissa and to the wider area of the Prefecture, too.

Sports tourism - Sports events

As the Prefecture of Larissa has sports infrastructures that have greatly been improving lately, major national sports events are held in it such as the Children’s Football Championship at Livadi of the Municipality of Elassona, the local district beach-volley Championship on the beach of Agiokampos, the Central Greece
Volley-ball and Football Championship on the beach of Tzouvara and the Pan-European mountain cycling race.
All these major sports events contribute to promoting sports and offer unique experiences to the participants, too.


Tourists have the opportunity of enjoying a breathtaking descent to river Pinios in the area of Vernezi where there are continuous 3rd and 4th degree crossings and a big water mass.

Canoe - Kayaki

Visitors can also experience a diverting descent to Pinios river estuary in the Aegean Sea on the valley of Tempi and on Pinios delta.

Trekking - Walk

It is also worth walking on paths, trails and cobbled roads, touring in virgin regions and villages of luxuriant vegetation and abundant in water so as to luxuriate in the beauties of mount Kissavos (Ossa) and mount Olympus.

3 Typical runs suitable for trkking lovers

Vrissopoules-Agios Antonios-Mitikas
Low Olympus-Kalipefki-Rapsani

Mount Cycling

Mount cyclists can ride on the trails of the East Thessalian massif. Visitors can also choose among a great variety of runs dependent on the participants’ condition of health.
They can also ride on the trails of beautiful forests with perfectly trained horses and experienced horse trainers from Olympus.

Jeep Safari

Tourists can drive along forest roads, cross rivers and climb mountains of the East Thessalian massif
(Kissavos-Low Olympus).
They can choose among numerous runs of luxuriant vegetation and luxuriate in the magic landscape with a wonderful view of the sea villages of the region that can accommodate tourists.

Therapeutic tourism

A wonderful sandy beach spreads on the coastline of Kastri Loutro that is the extension of Messagala.
The sand of the beach is considered to have healing properties mainly for orthopaedic troubles.
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