Kalabaka is a town of Trikala and capital of the homonymous municipality. Located in the center of Greece and extends in the north-western part of the Thessaly plain.
Kalabaka is known all over Greece and the world because of the famous monasteries that exist on the top of the rocks of the Meteora that are at the north-eastern side of it.
The ancient name of the city was Aeginion, this is how it is mentioned in the Hellenistic and Roman years because of the great importance of its position. The name Aeginion is witnessed from an enshrined inscription on the wall that is at the eastern part of the church of Saint John the Baptist. The permanent population of today is approximately 12,000 (Census 2011) inhabitants.The word “Kalabaka” is Turkish and means “powerful fortress”.
Due to its location close to the villages of Aspropotamos Chasia, Koziakas and especially Meteora, it is a very popular destination with many restaurants and shops. Every year more than 2 million tourists visit Kalabaka.
In the town of Kalabaka we found many small churches and chapels of post Byzantine era with remarkable frescoes. The most important sights is the Byzantine church of Virgin Mary. In the northeast, with the towering rock of Aea towering over him. Impressive is the temple’s bell tower on the north side of the entrance of the precinct of the temple.
Worth a walk and in the northeastern part of Kalabaka and the picturesque district of Sopoto under the rock of the Holy Trinity and the rock of the “Alsos”. You’ll have fun in dozens of bars, taverns, restaurants and of course you should stop at the manufacturing workshop of Farsalino Halva “Rombos”, which continues the tradition since 1920.