Built to the
northwest of the plain of Trikala, traditional
Trikala is traversed by the River Lithaio and has
retained its charm. You can take a splendid walk in
the beautiful town of Trikala with the first
stopping point of your tour the Ancient Fortress and
its clock and the Baroussi, a district preserved for
its unique traditional architecture with bases of
wood and wattle in almost all the houses.
The churches of Trikala, The Grave of Kondyli, the
Mosque of Osman Sach and the Archaiatriki where,
according to mythology, the old Asklipieio could be
found, will charm you as if magical and mysterious.
In the old buildings of Garibaldi St. you will find
the public Art Gallery and a rich source of exhibits
in the Folklore Museum.
There is a vibrant nightlife, which has much to
offer, and a dazzling array of nightclubs. Small,
traditional tavernas serve local specialities with a
distinctive cooking style. "Trachanas" from bulgur
wheat, wild pig "kokkinisto", rabbit stew,
"gardoumba", lamb "kapama" and various other
delicacies, provide tasty delights.
There are many rooms for rent and hotels, catering
fully for tourism needs One of the largest trade
fairs takes place from 19th to 21 September, while
the fresh produce of the surrounding area is sold
every Monday in the town in the picturesque market.
Romantics will be charmed by a walk by the river
with its many pretty bridges, its tall sycamores,
pines and wild chestnut trees which decorate the
town, while the surrounding villages are ideal for
the traveler for walking, cycling and climbing.
There is the lodge of Koziaka and the ski center at
Pertouli, while water lovers can take wonderful
excursions to the springs of Gouves, Itamo, Kanalia,
Kalogeromantri, Arbanites and Beits. The villages of
Pertouli, Neochori, Theopetra, Kalambaka, Kastania
and Zarko maintain their picturesqueness and
traditional beauty, untouched by time. Kalambaka,
Meteora, Kastania and Kastraki are well-known,
developed tourist spots. The town of Trikala, the
homeland of the god of medicine, Asklipiou, the
town, which was built in, prehistoric times and
which wrote enormous history, captures you at first
sight. Maybe that is why many people wanted to rule
it, but as captives rather than the captors whom
they thought they were.
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