Trikala City
Events In Trikala

Admire the beautiful central city bridge constructed in 1886, the Fort with its clock, the old medieval district of Varousi, the Koursoum-Mosque, the old grocery stores and Litheon river that crosses the city.

In the northern part of the city of Trikala dominates the imposing Fort with the Clock Tower. Its history is immersed in the Classical and Hellenistic times. With triple walling, it holds the position of the ancient citadel, surrounded by a wall of the classical era. The Turks placed in the 17th century a large clock. The Castle hosts a variety of theatrical performances each summer. The visitors may also visit the Clock Tower and admire panoramic views of the entire city and the Thessaly plain. The most magical moment is at sunset when the visitor admires the beautiful spectacle that nature has to offer.
Varoussi – Old Groceries area

At the foot of the Fortress, we meet Varoussi, the traditional district of Trikala connecting the past with the present and the future. During the Turkish occupation it was the Christian city block and until the 1930s the neighborhood where the aristocracy of Trikala used to live. Varoussi was distinguished for its beautiful mansions with ornate architectural rhythms and long eaves. The entire district has been declared as preserved and the new houses have to being built according to the old standards. At the exit of Varoussi, is the paved neighborhood of the old grocery stores which has an evolving long history. In the 1920s the old city brothels were operating there. Later on, in these buildings began to operate the vegetable market. Nowadays, fully restored to the greatest extent, the stores have turned to traditional taverns, restaurants and bars, keeping their traditional form and continuity in time.
Koursoum Mosque (Mosque of Osman Sah)

A rare monument like Koursoum - Mosque awakens memories of a bygone historical era and brings into mind images of the civilization of the East. The tradition says that the Prince Osman Shah, son of Sultan Suleiman (1520 - 1566) came to Trikala chased and sick. Because in Trikala was healed, he built the mosque in remembrance of his salvation. The visitor feels awe facing its dimensions. It is constructed so as to have perfect acoustics. In 1993 the Mosque was rebuilt and is a protected monument by the UNESKO. Today, many events take place there, such as art exhibitions, lectures etc. The beautiful sight complements the fountain at the entrance and the lush green of the surroundings.
Litheos River

Litheos River crosses the city of Trikala. According to the historian Strabon, the first physician of antiquity, Asclepius, was born at its banks. Its name means river of forgetfulness. Litheos River is the benchmark of Trikala. The changing landscape enchants visitors any time of year.

Meteora, is the most important monastic complex after Mount Athos. Its history begins in the 11th century. This masterpiece of nature reveals its entire splendor within centuries, as it is a unique geological phenomenon and an important monument of Orthodoxy. The first monasteries were built with great care and craftsmanship in the 14th century and over the years some of them were rebuilt. Since then, they are standing up to the tops of the rocks, giving the impression that they are their natural ending. The ascent was supported with scaffolding with a net, and a little later with ladders. Today pilgrims-visitors use the stairs carved in the rocks, thus ensuring a comfortable and safe ascent to the monasteries. Today, 6 out of 24 monasteries operate while the remaining 15 are uninhabited and dilapidated. Meteora is declared a World Heritage Site by OH UN.

Plastiras Lake looks like a blue human touch to a lush canvas that was created by the nature in one of the most beautiful parts of Greece, ideal for an anxiolytic excursion. In 1928 an eminent man of Karditsa, General Nikolaos Plastiras conceived the idea to build a dam that would give a solution to the problem of irrigation in the plain of Thessaly, supply Karditsa with water, and produce electricity by harnessing the power of water.
Taverns, bars and every kind of business springing up daily, and are ready to offer their services to visitors, who increasingly choose the Lake Plastiras for a pleasant getaway, a perfect retreat away from city stress.

Pyli (means Gate) is the entrance of the flat area of Thessaly to the mountains of Pindos. The two opposite mountains Koziakas and Itanos, separated by Portaikos (Portiatis) River, form a natural majestic gate, whence the name of the town. In Pyli there is a unique Byzantine church where 2 full- length images of Virgin and Christ are exposed, made of colorful mosaics.

The impressive mansions and guest houses in Elati are literally built into the green. The visitor can enjoy the stunning beauty of the natural environment and can taste unique traditional dishes at the local restaurants. Elati is the base for unique paths through the dense pine forest for drivers and hikers. For those who love skiing, the ski center of Pertouli is just seven kilometers away. At a short distance from the village there are three climbing routes.

The beautiful Pertoúlion at an altitude 1090 meters is built on a slope among pines and firs. What makes the village unique is its picturesque stone houses with red or stone roofs. It features a ski center which operates at "Pertouli" with relatively small slopes, addressed primarily to less experienced skiers. Throughout the year visitors can also go horseback riding, archery, biking and other mountain sports.

There are many outdoor activities in the area: Guests can enjoy mountain activities such as mountain biking, canoeing kayaking and rafting on the river Achelous, archery, hiking, horseback riding and hiking through beautiful forests, picnic in the woods and tours with 4x4 cars or machines atv passing through dense forests of oak, pine, crossing streams leading into and out of bounds on specially designed trails.