- by XpatAthens
- Thursday, 03 December 2015
The Prefecture's capital is a beautiful city built on the location of ancient Trikki (according to mythology, the nypmph Trikki was the daughter of Ponios). Asklipios, the most imporant doctor of antiquity, originated from here. The Lithaios River flows through the city which is distinguished by historical Monuments, excellent urban planning, spacious squares, parks and pedestrian streets. It's located 331km NW of Athens and 215Kkm SW of Thessaloniki.
Let’s walk around
We are starting off with the heritage listed traditional neighbourhood of Varoussi, known for its beautiful narrow alleys and the multi-coloured houses of the 17th, 18th and 19th centuries. Most of the oldest churches of the city are here.
Go on with a romantic stroll along the banks of the Lithaios River (the river of Lithi = “forgetfulness” in mythology), which is a tributary of the Pinios. Ten bridges cross the river, the central one made of metal having been constructed by the French in 1886.
Walk up to the fortress towering above the hill north of the city. It is the well preserved Justinian fortress, today featuring a recreational area. On its east side there is the 17th century Clock, the emblem of the city, which has suffered destruction and restoration several times.
Alternatively, you can cycle around the beautiful city through the vast network of bicycle lanes the locals are so fond of and keen on using.
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