Trikala - Thessaly (Greece)

Trikala. Trikala is one of the four prefectures of Thessaly. Trikala town is the capital of this prefecture. The town of Trikala has got its name from the nymph Trikki, the daughter of Pinios. Trikala is the third largest city in Thessaly with 75 000 residents. It’s also the birthplace of the first doctor without borders, Asclepeios (1247 BC).  In the Middle Ages the name was used for first time. Ones it was the seat of a Serb (14th century) and later of a Turkish prince. During the Turkish occupation it was the most important town of Thessaly.

The town is located on a great plain where the wind hardly blows, the consequence of it,  very high temperatures in the summer, the temperatures then easily can rise up to 40 degrees Celsius and even more.

Trikala town is the financial, cultural and tourist centre of the prefecture of Trikala. It is an ideal place for a short break or for excursions. Litheos, the river, flows right through the town and ensures that the city has its own character. There are nice terraces, nice squares and promenades. There are many important monuments such as the Asclepeion, the castle, the mosque Kursum Tzami, the traditional neighborhood with mansions "Varousi", the post-Byzantine churches and the Ethnological museum.

The most known sight of the prefecture is the world-famous Meteora.  Very impressive are the Pindos mountain range with beautiful forests and rivers, Kalambaka, Pili, Elati, Pertouli, Aspropotamos and Kastraki.

There are a lot of cultural activities organized in the region. Known Greek artists come every summer to give concerts and all kind of exhibitions are organized. Summer festivals are almost in every village. Very often People are dressed in traditional costumes to attend these events.

Trikala has an harmonious landscape, there is a balance between mountains and plains. The climate is very changing,  temperatures can vary considerably and on the Pindos mountain in the winter it always snows.

Trikala is an important  regional trade centre, it is a fertile agricultural region (for cotton).

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Sights Trikala

  • The old Kusum-moskee from 1550, near the old road to Karditsa.
  • Frourion (a 14th-century Byzantine fortress)
  • The district near the Frourion is still full of picturesque houses with all kinds of architectural oddities from the Turkish period, including one recently discovered historical value, and to be fully restored.
  • The Byzantine castle.
  • The archaeological site close to the metropolis of the city
  • The Ethnological museum
  • The Municipal art gallery
  • Pertouli. At a distance of 40 km from the town of Tikala there is a beautiful ski area, Pertouli. The ski area is open every day from 01/12 to 31/03. There are a number of hotels and rooms to rent in the area of ​​Pertouli.
  • Koziaka. Koziaka the mountain and the river Acheloos: protected ecological areas. The area is great for walks.
  • Avra. 12km east of Kalambaka lies the village of Avra. Of particular beauty is the forest Koumaria with a nice view of Meteora and Trikala. The old church of St Dimitrios of 1592 with beautiful murals.
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