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Karditsa is a city in Thessaly.


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Get in[edit]

By plane[edit]

The closest airport is Volos airport [2] (VOL), situated in (Nea Anchialos), about 95 km W from the city. There is a bus connecting airport and Volos bus station. Buses are waiting to pick up travelers after a plane lands, the cost form the airport to Volos Bus station is 5 €. Then you have to get another bus or Train from Volos to Trikala.

By regional coach[edit]

Interurban coaches ("KTEL" buses) are by far the most convenient way to travel around Greece, as well as for intra-regional travelling. There is frequent bus service from Athens Liossion Station to Karditsa, as well as from Thessaloniki bus terminal "Macedonia" to Karditsa.

By train[edit]

Trains (OSE) connect Karditsa to other cities in Greece. The closest cities are Trikala (Τρίκαλα) to the west, around half an hour of traveling by train and Sofades (Σοφάδες) to the east which takes around ten minutes of travelling. Taking the traing to the west one can reach Meteora (Μετέωρα) in less than an hour. Palaiofarsalos (Παλαιοφάρσαλος) is the eastern station and takes around thirty minutes. From there, one may continue his/hers trip either to the north or to the south. Travelling with ordinary trains can be cheaper, although a little bit slower, whereas choosing a fancy faster Intercity train will cost the same amount of money, or even more than a KTEL bus.

Get around[edit]

By bicycle

Karditsa is famous in Greece for the number of bicycles there are. Most inhabitants own at least one bicycle since it is a flat city and it is quite easy to cycle around. It also has bicycle roads that make it easier for the cyclists to get around.

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Paysilypo (Παυσίλυπο)

Paysilypo (Παυσίλυπο) is the largest park in the very centre of the city. It is located pretty close to the central square and it is a nice place to visit especially during summers when temperature is high. Peacocks are the park's trademark.

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One must try pies with feta cheese and/or number of herbs like spinach. Two of the most famous local pies are batzina (μπατζίνα), includes pumpkin and feta cheese, and plastos (πλαστός) herbs and corn flour.

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Besides locally produced types of wines, one should try tsipuro (τσίπουρο). Many locals have some after work and before lunch saying it is good for the apetite but ιτ is possible to have it along with lunch in one of the tsipuro houses (tsipuradika - τσιπουράδικα) or even during dinner at the same shops. It goes along with local mezedes (μεζέδες) such as sausage and pork meat or even types of saulty fishes or see food.

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  • Domotel Arni Hotel, Karaiskaki 4, 43100, Karditsa, +30 24410 22161 (), [1]. Designed by a French architect, Domotel Arni is one of the first hotels in the Balkans (it welcomed its first guests in 1921) and it is a rare sample of rococo architecture.  edit


KTEL: 00302441021001, 00302441021411

OSE: 00302441021402

TAXI: 00302441073001-2-3, 00302441022266, 00302441021740

POLICE: 100 (same number allover Greece)

FIRE DEPARTMENT: 199 (same number allover Greece)

HOSPITAL: 00302441065555, 00302441351555

Get out[edit]

Elati-Pertouli (Koziakas mountain) - 40 km northwest of Karditsa, see Trikala

Plastira Lake - 20 km southeast of Karditsa

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