Trikala is the birthplace of Asklipios, the Ancient Greek god of medicine. Born in the region, he used the vast variety of medicinal plants and herbs found on the slopes of Koziakas mountain to formulate cures for his many patients.
In fact, Koziakas mountain is known as Asklipios’ pharmacy, in tribute to the god. Trikala also plays a part in Greek mythology, as it’s named after Trikki – a nymph and daughter of Pinio River. First inhabited in 3000 BC, Trikala played a vital role throughout the ages.
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