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Karditsa - Park of Pafsilipon Park of Pafsilipon
"The most known spot of Karditsa, something like its trademark, is the park of Pafsilipon. Its name is a combination o..." read more »
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Karditsa - Rentina Agrafon Rentina Agrafon
"Rentina is one of the most important villages of Agrafa, at an altitude of 900 metres, at the southeast end of prefec..." read more »
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Karditsa - Plastiras Lake Plastiras Lake
"Plastiras lake is one of the most famous destinations for alternative tourism in Greece and is located 25 kilometres ..." read more »
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Karditsa - Monastery of Panagia Pelekiti Monastery of Panagia Pelekiti
"The monastery of Virgin Mary Pelekiti was built in the 15th century at an altitude of 1400 metres, near the village K..." read more »
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Karditsa - Archaeological Museum of Karditsa Archaeological Museum of Karditsa
"It opened its doors in May 2010 having as a main goal to register, protect and present the cultural evolution of the ..." read more »
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Karditsa - Municipal Market of Karditsa Municipal Market of Karditsa
"It is in the city centre and is probably the most known landmark of Karditsa. It was built when Asterios Alamanis was..." read more »
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Karditsa - Festival of Amateur Theatre in Karditsa Festival of Amateur Theatre in Karditsa
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Population: 44.002
Description: Almost in the center of the Thessaly plain, next to a distributary of river Penaeus there is Karditsa. It is the capital of the prefecture and a flat city with very good layout and is famous for the wide use of bicycles by residents and indeed was the first city in Greece where constructed network of cycle paths. The foundation of the city dates back to the 17th century during the Ottoman period by Greeks and Turks. The city's name allegedly comes from either the word "karyditsa", either from the Slavic word gradtitsa, which means town. The geographical position contributed to a major shopping center, which resulted in the increase of population, with immigrants from the surrounding towns and areas. In 1821 the city erupts in one terrible plague that decimated the population, but very soon was resettled. In 1881 Karditsa was liberated from the Ottoman empire and united with Greece. During the Second World War, it was the first city in Europe that was liberated from the German nazi occupation (12-3-1943) with the assistance of the resistance militia. In December of 1948 takes place in Karditsa one of the deadliest battles of the Greek Civil War, with 50 civilian casualties and another 500 abducted. Nowadays Karditsa is a green and quiet town with a pedestrianized center and offers its visitors all the options of a modern urban center. For a more unique ride in the city, we suggest you rent one of the bikes in the municipality and explore Karditsa on two wheels.

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