Asklipio of Trikala
The ancient city of Trikke, an important city of the Thessalian quadraty of Estiaotida, stretched between the river Lethaios, which still crosses today's modern city, and on the hill "Kastro", where the ancient acropolis was probably located. In the city there was one of the oldest asclepiae known to ancient Tricky in antiquity. The earliest written mention of Trikkis is found in the Homeric List of Islands, which states that the city participated in the expeditionary force of the Greeks in the Trojan War with 30 ships and leaders of the two sons of Asclepius, Mahaona and Podalierio, who had been taught by their father medical art. For the beginnings of the city of historical times the excavations are poor and the written sources sparse.
The single archaeological site of Asclepius of Trikala, which resulted from the expropriation of private plots, is located at the east of the church of Agios Nikolaos, on Sarafi Street. A stoic building, one with mosaic floors, a bath and a small Byzantine temple, has been revealed to him. The first three buildings were recognized by the excavators as a public landmark and were reserved for the wider complex of the city's asclepieion. These buildings, which belong to the city of late Hellenistic and Early Roman times, have been partially revealed, as parts of them remain under the modern roads and private buildings that surround the archaeological site.
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The archaeological site can be visited after consultation with the Ephorate.
Pelinnaio in Trikala
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.