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Larissa is a city located in the central area of Greece mainland. It is the capital of the Thessaly region. It is surrounded by historical places: on the north by the mount Olympus, living place of Gods, on the east by the mount Pelion, the homeland of the Centaurs, and the port of Volos, the launching pad of Jason and the Argonauts, and finally on the west by the Meteora cliffs with the historical Cloisters build on their top. Hippocrates the father of modern western Medicine spent many years of his life in Larissa and died there in older age. Asclepios, the God of Medicine, was born here.

ancient amphitheater lariissaThe Great Meteoron – also known as the Holy Monastery of the Metamorfossis (Transfiguration of Christ) – is the oldest and largest of all the monasteries of Meteora
XI_iahn_congress ancient amphitheater LarissaAncient amphitheater in the center of Larissa.
XI iahn congress Hippocrates Kalakalas_LarissaStatue of Hippocrates in the center of Larissa. Α work of the famous, greek sculptor
Prof. Georgios Kalakallas (born 1938 in Tyrnavos) .
XI_iahn_congress_Meteora_Cliffs_KalambakaMeteora cliffs and cloisters.

XI iahn congress Centaurus PelionMount Olympus northern Thessaly.
XI iahn congress Centaurus PelionCentaur on an ancient plate
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