The first thing you might notice about Trikala (tree-kah-lah) are the bicycles. Half the town, young and old, seems to be pedalling around on their treadlies. Roughly halfway between Karditsa and Kalambaka, Trikala was once ancient Trikki, and home to Asclepius, the god of healing. A statue honouring the mythic doctor stands on a small bridge by the main square. Trikala is an attractive and bustling agricultural centre.