Trikala is a city of western Thessaly, the capital of Trikala Regional Unity and the Trikala Municipality. The city is crossed by the river of Lethaios, which is a tributary of Pinios. The wider area of Trikala is inhabited since prehistoric times and the first signs of life in the cave of Theopetra reach 49,000 BC. about. Neolithic settlements have also been discovered since 6,000 BC. in Megalo Kefalovrysos and other locations. The city of Trikala is built on the ancient city of Trikka or Trikki, which was founded around the 3rd millennium BC. and was named by the nymph Tricky, the daughter of Pinius or other Asopos river. The city was an important center of antiquity, as Asklipios lived and acted here, now an emblem of the Municipality of Trikkaion, who was also the king of the city. In the area there was one of the most important and ancient Asclepius of the time. The city is also alleged to have participated in the Trojan War on the side of the Greeks, with thirty ships and chiefs of the doctors' sons, Asclepius Mahaon and Podalierio, based on the "List of the Names" in Homer's Iliad. The city was the capital of the kingdom during the Mycenaean era and later became the center of the state of Estiaiotis, which occupied approximately the present area of the prefecture of Trikala and was described by the Strabo geographer. Historically, the city of Tricky and the surrounding area of the river has developed. He fell into the hands of the Persians in 480 BC, and about ten years later he joined the Monetary Union of Thessaly. In 352 BC united with Macedonia of Philip II. It became a theater of hard fighting between the Macedonians and the Romans, during the invasion of the latter in Greece, as Philip E and his son Perseus tried to keep her free, without success after 168 BC. was conquered.atus in 1943.
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