It's rare to find an ancient theater in the heart of a modern city and this one will literally take your breath away! Forty years ago, nothing was visible as the area had been built over with tall apartment buildings and stores. After careful excavations that lasted for decades, all the parts of the theater (cavea, orchestra, skene) were uncovered and restored and the monument opened again to the public in April 2016.
The ancient theater of Larisa was constructed in the Hellenistic period (mid 3rd century BC) and could accommodate 10,000-12,000 spectators. It hosted theatrical performances, musical and signing competitions, and meetings of the Thessalians. In the Roman period (1st century AD) it was transformed into an arena for gladiatorial games.
In our guided tour, actors, fierce gladiators, and city meetings with important political decisions, all come alive, narrating the story of a glorious ancient city and its people.
Tour Duration: 1 hour