Trikala, the "e-smart" city
Birthplace of the god Asclepius, the city, also known as Trikki in ancient sources, unfolds the tangle of its lures at the western end of the Thessalian plain. The beautiful and very picturesque Trikala welcomes the visitor spread out on the banks of the river Litheos. With an old town and a fortress, with dozens of bicycles circulating in the streets and numerous hi-tech municipal actions as the first digital city in the country, Trikala is undoubtedly a multi-faceted and modern centre and a city extremely friendly to its inhabitants.
Unravel the tangle of the long history of Trikala from the impressive fortress, the Acropolis of Trikala, which crowns the city for centuries and houses the clock tower, a trademark of Trikala visible from all parts of the city. Choose to climb to the top of the stone Tower 33m high and enjoy for a moment the panorama of the city from its high balcony.
A sea of tiled roofs separates the old town from its modern concrete urban fabric. Then descend the large stone steps along the hill of Profitis Ilia’s and reach Varousi, the preserved settlement today, where the heart of the old aristocratic city once beat. Walk slowly between manicured mansions with flower gardens and tiny squares and reach the famous Manavika, the once popular part of the old town of Trikala, the seat of the vegetable market, which today houses numerous taverns and cafes. Reach the city centre on the main bridge of the Litheos river, which gives life to the largest green lung of the city and today is the junction of the historic centre of Trikala with the city's most commercial street - Asklepion Street - and the main square of Heroes Polytechnic, the busiest part of the city.
With respect to tradition, Trikala cuisine is distinguished for its rich and full flavours, offering excellent quality ingredients for a range of meat-based dishes. The dishes are accompanied by a wide variety of appetizers and the excellent quality Tsipouro of local production. Trikala sweets are also famous. Sweet pies, syrups and sweets of the pan, are among the treats that you should not miss to try.
Best time to visit Trikala
The city is suitable for visits all year round. Each season has to offer something unique in a city that never loses its charm and impresses with its beauties and character every demanding visitor.
How to use transportation in Trikala
Τransportation to Trikala
You can reach Trikala by Private Car, KTEL (Long Distance Bus) from Athens or Thessaloniki.
It is 351km from Athens by bus and the duration of the trip is about 4 and a half hours while from Thessaloniki the trip lasts 3 hours (244km)
When in the city bicycle is recommended.
We do suggest a Car Rental so you may experience the surrounding areas.