The Byzantine castle of Trikala and Varousi

The Byzantine castle of Trikala or Fortress, is a monument of great historical significance and a unique monument of fortification architecture in Thessaly.

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It is situated in the north of the city and was constructed in the 6th century by the emperor Justinian on the acropolis ruins of ancient Trikki. The Byzantine Castle with the huge clock tower, approximately 33 meters tall, is a symbol for the city of Trikala. Near the clock tower there is an open theatre, which hosts various cultural events during the summer, while in the castle someone can find a coffee-restaurant with a panoramic view of the city. In the outskirts of the Byzantine castle is Varousi, the most historical district of Trikala, which with the famous Manavika district form the old town of Trikala. This beautiful area with the mansions, its unique architecture and the numerous churches, which are dated back in the 16th -19th century, are perfect for an evening walk all year round.

Visiting hours: 09:00 – 15:30 (Everyday)

Distance from Kalampaka: 21 km

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