Varousi is definitely a place in Trikala that you should visit if you are in town for a few or more days. Varousi is located on the outskirts of the Fortress on the NE side of the city of Trikala and together with the neighborhood of Manavika are the old town.
Varousi is an excellent choice for an afternoon walk and wandering in the quiet streets of the neighborhood, as you can see in its alleys mansions and houses built between the 17th and 19th century.
Old Varusian houses and numerous churches reflect the economic and cultural blooms of the 18th and 19th centuries that were the result of the development of trade and crafts and were the triumph of Trikala. The oldest churches of the city have been built in Varousi, which are built very close to one another in the alleys of the neighborhood. If you are at the top of the Trikala clock tower you see it if you lift your head to the Fortress you can have a panoramic view from Varousi and throughout the city of Trikala. The temples that are preserved today in Varousi are Agioi Anargyroi, Agios Dimitrios, Agios Ioannis of Eleimmonos and Agios Panteleimonos, Agios Ioannis Prodromos (1674), Agia Marina (1766), Agia Paraskevi (1843), Panagia Phaneromeni, Saint Stephen (1882) and St. Nicholas. In general, Varoussi is a place you miss the sense of time that is also excellent for amateur photography. It is also next to the fortress, so when you take the walk, you go up to the clock if you wish.
Continue to the Varousi neighborhood if you walk to the central square and the pedestrian zone of Asklepion are the old Manavika, a neighborhood of the old town with characteristic, uniform architecture. The district formerly housed the prostitution of the city and later the market for the market but today there are some of the city’s best taverns and cafes that gather a large part of the people from Trikala who choose it for their entertainment.
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