Diachronic Museum of Larissa

Meteora & Thessaly

Filled with exquisite artefacts that range from stone arrowheads and Neolithic effigies to ancient Greek tombstones and 19th-century wall paintings, Larissa’s history museum is not to be missed. Set in large grounds just across the city’s ring road 4km southwest of the centre, it consists of a single large hall, divided by screens into galleries devoted to specific eras or topics.

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