Pelinneus, the home of Hippocleus, who is Pindar’s son in his tenth Pithonikos, was identified from the time of Leake with the ancient relics at Paleogardiki, north of the current community of Petroporos of Trikala. Founder of the city, according to mythological tradition, was Celine, the son of Ochaliea, from the holy city of Ochalia in the country of Eurydos. The City of the Quartet of Estiaotida, built in a strategic position in the narrow passage that is created between the Hassia and Pinios Mountains, controlled the road from Trikis (today Trikala) to Larissa. With a Macedonian guard stationed permanently since Philip II’s years, it was promoted and found to be the focus of political developments throughout Macedonian rule in Thessaly, thanks to the faithful philosophical policy that followed.
The Acropolis and the Lower Town are located just north of Larissa – Trikala National Road, on the top, on the southern slopes and in the lowland area south of the “Paleogardniki” rocky hill. The fortification of Hellenistic and Byzantine times is visible on the acropolis, preserved at a height. There is also the post-Byzantine church of Agia Paraskevi.
A model city in many ways, Trikala has been on the tourist map in recent years and on the list...Read more