Top 16 Cafes in Larissa: Greece’s Coffee Capital

Larissa is the fourth largest city in Greece- welcoming tens of thousands of visitors each day – it is filled with cafe after cafe. Known as Greece’s coffee capital, here you will be able to enjoy some of the best specialty caffeine in the country.

Just to put it into perspective, Larissa has around 162,000 residents and more than 1600 cafes, which means there is one cafe for every 120 people. From small family-owned cafes to large chain stores, here you’ll discover traditional places to more modern cafes that are always packed with people of all ages- who sit for hours each day enjoying a catch up with friends.

From popular Tachydromeon Square to famous Papakyriazi Street and its charming laneways- we’ve rounded up the best places in the city for you to try a Greek, espresso, or a cold coffee of your choice!  

42 Papakiriazi

This cool little spot in town will make you feel as though you are in Rome, as you can sit at the bar and sip on your espresso, or take a seat outside and enjoy your coffee. 

A: Papakiriazi 42, Larissa  


This cafe is all about the quality of the coffee and the talented baristas’ techniques used to make it- it has lovely indoor and outdoor spaces- making it a great place to catch up with friends. 

A: Protopapadaki 12, Larissa


An eco-friendly cafe, it’s the perfect place to grab a coffee on the run, as you head to work or uni; they also serve fresh juices, fruit salads, waffles, and sandwiches.

A: Papakiriazi 38, Larissa

Ermis Cafe

A modern cafe in the centre of town, locals come here after a day of shopping to enjoy an afternoon coffee and a light snack. 

A: Rousvelt 42, Larissa

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Las Rambras 

This was the first place in Larissa to serve brunch and with their enticing morning menu, you can also order a great coffee. 

A: Apollonos 8, Larisa Asklipiou 20, Larissa


Good location in the city centre, it offers lovely indoor and outdoor spaces that are modern and light. Come here for a morning coffee and stay till late. 

A: Karditsis 181, Larissa


Launched in Larissa, this is Greece’s answer to Starbucks. With stores now all over the world including in the UK, Australia, and the U.S, Mikel’s offers a full breakfast menu, a wide range of coffee and espresso products. 

A:  Merarchias 1, Larissa

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Gossip Downtown 

Having opened in the year 2000, this has become a local favourite thanks to its great range of coffee as well as its burgers and homemade desserts. 

A: Kouma 5, Larissa


What was designed as a space for uni students to hang out, has now become a favourite cafe space for people of all ages. 

A: Papakiriazi 18, Larissa

Undo Appetizer Curve

This cozy all-day cafe is the perfect place to start the day, as they serve a great range of dishes for breakfast and a great coffee to go with it. 

A: Asklipiou 23, Larissa 

Dantes Pairing Culture

This stylish all-day cafe/bar is packed from morning till night with locals who come here to sip on their coffee and catch up with friends. 

A: Papakiriazi 36, Larissa


After a long walk around Larissa’s Ancient Theatre, a great coffee awaits you at Aperitton where you can sit at their lovely outdoor setting. 

A: Rousvelt 18, Larissa

Sicily Cafe

Bringing a taste of Italy’s south to Larissa, this coffee chain has become a favourite amongst the locals who also come here to grab a traditional Italian sandwich.

A: Ir. Politechniou 129, Mandilara 21, Larisa, Kouma & Panagouli, Larissa

Bruno Cafe 

Another coffee chain that first opened in 2008, Bruno’s offers an exclusive range of coffees, sweets, and snacks that make up the stores’ menu. With shops all over Greece, there are 24 cafes in Larissa alone.

A: See the full list here.


With chain stores in Thessaloniki, Ioannina, and Trikala, this is a great place to grab a range of takeaway coffees and sweets. 

A: Farsalon 76, Larissa

Kiou The Workshop

A chic little cafe that serves a good range of coffee, tea, homemade sweets and savoury treats. 

A: Ir. Politechniou 26, Larissa 

Greece’s 11 Most Spectacular Waterfalls 

You’ll never regret chasing these stunning waterfalls found across Greece- a country filled with spectacular scenery and natural bliss. From the mainland to the islands, we’ve put together a list of our favourite! 

Panta Vrexei, Evritania

Located between the villages of Roska and Doliana in Central Greece, it’s about 40 minutes from Karpenisi. On your way to the main waterfall, you will come across smaller ones and streams that are also worth a visit. Once you reach the main falls you can enjoy some hydrotherapy with the pressure of the cold water falling from above. There are also other activities you can enjoy here, including hiking, kayaking and rafting.

Mavri Spilia, Evratinia 

You will come across the remote waterfalls of Mavri Spilia along your way to Mavri Spili, a cave used as a local hideaway during Turkish and German occupation. It only takes around 20 minutes to reach the stunning waterfalls from the main road and another ten minutes to climb all the way up to the cave; over a couple of wooden bridges. Reaching the waterfalls is definitely worth the trek!  

Kalipso Waterfall, Larissa

Considered as one of the best canyoning spots in Greece, Kalipso is located near the coastal village of Kokkino Nero. Once you reach the waterfall, you will enjoy the beautiful and peaceful sounds of nature. Huge rock formations are reflected in the crystal-clear water of the river, making it a stunning sight.

Edessa Waterfall, Edessa

This is probably the best-known waterfall in Macedonia and entire Greece. The left (single drop) waterfall is called Karanos and the right is named Lamda falls. The total height of the waterfall is roughly 70 metres and you are able to walk behind the big Edessa waterfall where you will have a perfect view for the perfect Instagram shot! It’s a wonderful day trip from Thessaloniki. 

Fonias Waterfall, Samothrace Island

From Mount Saos, water splashes and forms great waterfalls all over the island. And in the crystal green waters, natural pools are formed. This is quite a spectacle and a natural wonder. This hidden waterfall located on the small island of Samothrace is 20 metres high and the water is absolutely crystal clear. 

Papingo Rock Pools & Waterfalls, Epirus

The series of rock pools and waterfalls are quite small, but nonetheless definitely worth visiting. The rock formations here are stunning and although it takes about an hour of hiking to reach upstream, you will be glad you did. You may also be lucky enough to spot hundreds of tadpoles and frogs in some of the pools. 

Neda Waterfall, Kyparissia

The waterfalls of Neda river lie in a lush green valley near Kyparissia, in the Peloponnese. The 31-kilometre river creates a natural border between the regions of Messinia and Ilia and it’s a huge attraction all year round. You can stroll around the banks of the river, explore the huge vegetation, oaks, and plane-trees, before arriving at the riverside which ends in the natural river pool. You can actually safely swim around the waterfalls, making it a wonderful experience for all the family.

Polylimnio Waterfalls, Messinia 

Consisting of several lakes, Polyminio is connected by a stream full of cascades and waterfalls. The main lake and waterfall called Kadi is a popular swimming spot. It gets packed during the hot summer days so make sure you get there early.

Nidri Waterfall, Lefkada 

One of Lefkada’s best-kept secrets is Nidri. Drive to Rachi in Exanthia (here you’ll find an amazing all-day bar/ restaurant with stunning views) and then follow the signs that lead you to the waterfall. From the restaurant car park, it’s about a 15-20 minute walk to reach the magical 12-metre high waterfall. Make sure you’re wearing swimmers as you can dive into the lower pool- truly spectacular! 

Neraida, Kythira Waterfalls 

Neraida is an absolute must-see when visiting Kythira. The entire island is filled with hidden natural treasures and close to the charming village of Mylopotamos, the waterfalls form an exceptional landscape. You won’t be disappointed. 

Skra Waterfalls, Kilkis 

Take a beautiful hiking trail through the woods to reach this area full of lush vegetation. Beneath the fall is a small cave that features some stunning stalactites and crystal waters that fall to create a lake, whose depth reaches four metres. Here you can enjoy an unforgettable swim! 

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