Trikala Korinthias. Trikala Korinthias are three mountain villages in the foothills of Ziria in the department of Korinthia, Peloponnese, Greece. They are called Trikala Korinthias and not just Trikala. The city known by the name of Trikala, is the large city of Trikala which is lying in the district of Thessaly.
Trikala Korinthias includes the villages of Ano (upper), Mesi (middle) and Kato (lower) Trikala. These villages are located at 1,200 to 1,300 meters altitude surrounded by pine forests, sixty-five kilometres from Corinth. Actually, this is a ski area, you can see that at the architecture of the houses because it looks more like Austria than Greece. The view from above is impressive. In every village there are lovely village squares surrounded by traditional tavernas and cafes.
At the villages are many historic churches and monasteries. Just past Ano Trikala is the monastery of Agios Vlasis which was founded in the year of 1400. A few kilometres away are the slopes of Ziria. Guests at the hotels of Trikala in the winter are mostly tourists who come here to ski.
Text: Yorgos and Wendy Nikolidakis - Revised by Maxine van Hoften Gee