Sanctuary of Asclepius
Asclepius' sanctuary ruins are located before the turn to the Fortress of Trikala.
More interesting is the old Turkish quarter of Varousi, just east of the fortress. It’s a fascinating area of narrow streets and fine...
Fortress of Trikala
It is worth a wander up to the gardens surrounding the restored Byzantine fort. An adjacent cafe-bar overlooks the town. Walk 400m up...
For authentic Greek rembetika (blues music), follow the locals to Aparhes Bar, along the riverbank.
Taverna Palia Istoria
If businessmen are anything to go by, this is a popular place for its grills served with cream and mustard sauces...but it can also put...
Lonely Planet review
The Koursoun Tzami was built in the 16th century by Sinan Pasha, the same architect who built the Blue Mosque in İstanbul. The mosque was restored in the mid-1990s with EU funding. From the bus station head south and follow the river for 300m.