A Night in Larissa, Greece

We could have seen more of Larissa in Greece but for the winter timings. In the last week of December, sun bids an early goodbye; as early as 5 – 5.30 in the evenings when the tourists are still in the mood of exploring more. Ticket counters at heritage sites are shut, no soul around and night lights illuminate the mute crumbling structures. We try to peep over the walls and try to make some meaning of the outline of the structures we see.I have the pics of the remains of foundations of ancient structures in Larissa, some structures belonging to Bezesteni which is a monument of big historical value. It is the most important Ottoman monument of Larissa, a market in the 15th century. “Bezesteni” I later read, means ‘fabric market’ and it comes from the persian word ‘bez’ which means cotton and the word ‘bezzaz’ means ‘textile merchant’. The markets were used to buy and sell gold, silver jewelry, precious stones. They maintained the legacies of citizens and other important documents. This is the only one that I saw of all the heritage sites there.

Larissa has many tavernas(restaurants) dishing out authentic Greek cuisine. At the tavernas “Koutouki” there, we had one of the finest dinners in Greece. I end this post with the pic of sweet dish at the taverna! Just writing about the food is making me hungry, I wish I could go there again.

I have mentioned here those spots that Larissa is famous for and we missed seeing and doing.
Acropolis on the hill of Áyios Ahíllios (Saint Achilles, the patron saint of the city). This is a location which has been continuously inhabited since the Neolithic period.
The ruins of the ancient theater.
15th century Turkish market, constructed with the remains of older structures
The Alkazár Park stretches along the Pinios (or Pineios) river.
Walks across the river, surrounded by big, evergreen trees
At the outskirts of the city, on the road to Týrnavos, is the monument of Hippocrates, the father of medicine. The tomb of the great scientist was discovered in 1826.

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35 Responses

  1. eileeninmd says:

    Hello Indrani, more wonderful scenes from Greece. I am sure the tavernas were a delicious attraction.. The last shot does look yummy! Thanks for sharing your trip! Have a happy week!

  2. TexWisGirl says:

    the old stones are so neat.

  3. Sylvia K says:

    I have enjoyed your trip to Greece SO much and, as I've told you, it has been a trip back in time for me!! Thank you so much for sharing, Indrani! Hope you have a great new week!!

  4. Thanks for the post, added to my knowledge.

  5. colleen says:

    Gotta go there someday.

  6. VaishVijay says:

    The ones that you have captured are good and the list of places that you missed will certainly help the readers to plan for a proper visit, what an insight!

  7. Jim says:

    I like the look of those loukoumades. Yum.

  8. I am loving the Greece trip with you.

  9. ladyfi says:

    Lovely shots of your Greek adventure.

  10. Amazing shots Indrani. Need to tell Desh to plan a vacation to Greece soon 🙂

  11. Hey Indrani, Nice pics and great info…

  12. You certainly made the most of your time in Greece.

  13. An Informative and interesting Article…. Well said!

  14. Joyful says:

    Sounds like you had a wonderful time in Greece except for the early nightfall. I know when I go to Africa near the equator the night comes too early for me!

  15. Jo says:

    Thanks for sharing this post, Indrani. Most interesting! Have a great day. Jo

  16. Interesting ruins. The food looks delicious.

  17. D.Nambiar says:

    The stone structures/ruins looks attractive. Nice to see the efforts in keeping what's left, intact.
    I've been enjoying seeing Greece with you through your blog.
    Thank you Indrani.

  18. That's what we call, nicely described..

  19. Dhiyana says:

    Great information and beautiful pictures. Informative post!

  20. prepforum says:

    Nice pics. The sweet dish looks yummy. What is it called?

  21. wow U r inspiring me to plan a trip to Greece 🙂

  22. Beautiful pics and great info….

  23. Carver says:

    Great shots and interesting information. Wonderful place to visit.

  24. I was a history major with an emphasis on ancient cultures. I would love to see Greece for myself. – Margy

  25. Loco mente says:

    Loved the 3rd foto…
    And last one looks yummm…
    (looks like Gulab Jamun!)

  26. That looks so great! So many interesting things about Greece that you have shared, that it makes me want to go there 🙂

    Thanks for all the info!

  27. ann nz says:

    the stone building with no windows.

  28. Beautiful post and Lovely pictures.. Greece is one of my Favourite spots too 🙂

  29. Beautiful photos and I can imagine the time of day as we also love Greece and travel there extensively. Look forward to reading more of your travels.

  30. This log can you be used nicely for the thursday challenge this week.

  31. Lovely photo’s… and fitting the thema

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