Holidays in Trikala Town

Trikala Town info

Modern Trikala, N.W. of Karditsa, is the Homeric Trikki. According to tradition Trikki was the daughter of Pinios. It was also believed that Trikala was the birth-place of Aesculapius; which explains the existence of the oldest sanctuary to the physician -god, the ruins of which are SW of the town. This was a kind of medical centre similar to the ones in Epidaurus and Kos. From here the worship of Aesculapius gradually spread. Crowned by its Byzantine castle (The Fortress), at the top of a wooded hill, built on the site of the ancient Acropolis, the picturesque city of Trikala lies on St Nicholas heights, by Litheos river, and is divided into two by an old aqueduct. The castle, which is not far from the temple of Aesculapius, was built in Byzantine times on Hellenistic ruins, and underwent many changes under Ottoman rule. From the hill of Profitis Elias (there is a public park and a zoo here) one has a marvellous view of the valley below studded with villages big and small, the river cutting patterns among them. The churches of Agios Demetrios and Agii Anargyri complete the Byzantine flavour of the town.

Airtickets to Trikala Town

Trikala doesn't have an airport, so it can only be reached by car or public transportation. We can offer airtickets to Ioannina, Athens or Thessaloniki airport through our online booking system and then there is connection to Trikala by bus, train or car.

Hotels in Trikala Town

There is a variety of hotels, apartments and rooms to let in Trikala, depending on the type of holidays you would prefer. You can find more information at the section of Trikala Hotels.

Transfer & car rental in Trikala Town

In order to reach Trikala without using a public transportation, you can rent a car from Ioannina's, Athens' or Thessaloniki's airport through our online booking system.

Sightseeing and tours in Trikala Town

Sights in Trikala Town are the Fortress built at the time of Ioustinianos and in the fortress the city clock and the outdoor theater. In the centre of Trikala the ruins of Asclepion of ancient Trikki. Varousi, an old noble district with traditional houses. Also Koursoum Pane build in the 16th century and renovated in 1996 from the Municipality of Trikala. Also, you have to visit the following:

• the unique beauty route to Pyli – Elati - Pertouli in Pindos with the forests and waters of Aspropotamos river. The region is touristic with beautiful hotels, ski centre and also old churches like the Byzantine Porta Panagia from 1238 A.C. with beautiful mosaics and the Dousikou Monastery

• the cave of Theopetra in the region of Kalampaka with 46.000 years old imprints.

• the historical temple of the Assumption of Virgin Mary of the 11th century A.C. in Kalampaka

• the prehistoric settlement in Platia Magoula in Zarko.

Travel tourism information in Trikala Town

•Trikala (capital)
•Police:                           +30 24310 27401
•Bus Terminal:               +30 24310 73130
•Hospital:                       +30 24310 23652
•Tourist Information:      +30 24310 46108
•Elati
•Police:                          +30 24340 71222
•Pertouli
•Police:                          +30 24340 91210
•Ski Center:                   +30 24340 91358
•Kalampaka
•Police:                         +30 24320 76100
•Municipality:                +30 24320 22339
•Health Center:             +30 24320 22222

Thematic tours in Trikala Town

There are a couple of tours to Meteora that you can attend in Trikala Prefecture. You can arrange one through our online booking system.

Restaurants and nightlife in Trikala Town

If you visit Trikala you will realize that it is not offered only for a relaxing time as the number of bars and clubs is rather great. The bars are very atmospheric and various all-day cafés offer from all kinds of beverages to light snacks during the day and turn up the volume of music at night. On the other hand, if you are food lovers and you prefer to combine an evening out with dinner, try one of the traditional taverns or restaurants offering local and other Greek delicacies.

Special places of interest in Trikala Town

Meteora is one of the most important monuments in the world and the most important monastic group in Greece after Athos.It is a group of imposing rocks abrupt and tall, on the foothills of Kamvounia mountains and in distance of 9 km from Kalampaka. On their top came and settled the first ascetic monks in the 11th century and from the 14th century a lot of monasteries were built. Initially there was 24 with a lot of hermitages and ascetic caves in the rocks, and later they decreased to 14, and today are saved and function only six: Megalo Meteoro, Varlaam, Rousanou, Saint Trinity, Saint Nikolaos Anapausa, and Saint Stefanos.The monasteries that are saved today attract the interest of the public, and the experts for their history, the monuments and their marvellous natural beauty. The monks of Meteora offered a lot in the artistic production in the Byzantine and post byzantine years. Remarkable are the monuments of monasterial architecture and painting. The paintings are in the form of wall paintings that cover all the internal surfaces of walls and temples, according to the palette of the last Byzantine period, and in the form of portable pictures. The last ones adorned the temples and chapels. The ancientest are kept today in the sacristies of monasteries. In the temple of Megalo Meteoro are saved samples of murals, that are distinguished for their expressive force. In the monastery Varlaam are saved the most representative samples of murals of Meteora.