Ancient Trikki - Asclepieion (Archeological Site)

Trikala Attraction

The ruins of ancient Trikki are also called Asclepieion because Trikki was the homeland of the famous ancient Greek physician.

The archaeological site is situated in the east part of the city, near the church of St Nikolaos, on Stefanou Sarafi street.

During antiquity, the town of Trikki was famous for its Asklipeiion and for being the hometown of Asklepios according to the ancient geographer and historian Strabo. Archaeological excavations of the 20th century revealed three buildings dating from the Roman era and one building from the Byzantine era.

Among others, archaeologists have found a bath, a small Byzantine temple, and mosaic floors. According to researchers, the central building was surrounded by gardens and arcades. It was constructed probably as a school during the first half of the 1st century, while it has been used until the end of the 3rd century when a Roman bath was built.

The mosaics of the floor involve several scenes. One of them shows King Lykourgos trying to kill the nurse of God Dionysos after he got crazy. The complex of the Roman bath was added in the last years of the 3rd century AD and the excavations revealed the square pool with stone walls. Apart from the visible parts of the baths, there are also rooms of medium heat water and a restroom.

On the southwest part of the site, there is a small Byzantine temple that archaeologists think it was built somewhere between the 12th and 13th century.

The site is visible from outside, but it can also be visited after making an appointment with the department of antiquities.

About Ancient Trikki - Asclepieion (Archeological Site)

Last updated: 25 Jul 2020

address Stefanou Sarafi, Trikala, 421 00, Greece