Holidays in Trikala

Trikala info

The beautiful county of Trikala is one of the prefecture that make up the Thessalia region of Greece, next to Larissa and Karditsa. The capital city of the region is Trikala, which owes it's name to the Nymph Trikki. The river Litheos that flows through the city adds a wonderful setting and charm to Trikala. Trikala is a county with a very interesting history, is considered by many to be the birthplace of the famous doctor Asclipios. After excavations, visitors to the region can see the well preserved mosaics that are found at the site of the old Asklipiio.The city combines the traditional character of the region with the characteristics of a modern city. This is something that will be immediately obvious to visitors when they pass one of the bridges over the Litheos river, and can head out from the busy modern city, to the old quarters, where one can find a wonderful selection of old shops and traditional tavernas.Located 22km from Trikala is the town of Kalabaka, famous for being home of the unique site of Meteora. These stunning vertical rocks appear as though they are hanging from the sky. On top of these magical rocks are a wonderful collection of Byzantine monasteries. This sight is truly something that every visitor to Trikala should try to see. They really have to be seen to be believed. Trikala is an excellent destination for visitors to Greece, and is a wonderful base from which one can explore the other beautiful counties of Thessaly, as well as providing access to other areas of Greece.

Airtickets to Trikala

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

There is a variety of hotels, apartments and rooms to let in places like Trikala Town, Kalambaka, Pertouli and many more, 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

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

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. Generally in the prefecture, 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

•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

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

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. Such places can be met mainly in Trikala Town. 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

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 the 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.