Trikala, capital city of Trikala Prefecture, is built on the site of the ancient city of Trikki, that gave the origins of today's name. Trikala city is crossed by Letheus River, tributary of Peneus river, giving a site of nature in the city. There are also traditional narrow streets, the byzantine fort, the grove of Prophet Elias, and a significant zoo.
A walk through the pedestrian Asklipiou road will offer to its visitors moments of relax and fun, while they can travel through time visiting the traditional area of Varousi. After Varousi you can walk the road up to the fort of Trikala and visit the old tower clock of the city, from that point you 're only 1.2 klm away from the town's zoo wich amongst other species also hosts and a pair of tigers, canguros and Lamas.
Trikala is the place of birth of significant persons of ancient and modern Greece as well. Asclepius, the first Greek physician, whose healing abilities gave the impression that he had divine powers, was born in Trikala, next to the bank of river Letheus. Art lovers can visit the Museum of Dimitris and Legko Katsikogianni which counts 1236 paintings and 114 sculptures, created by the great artist Dimitri Katsikogiannis.