Mountainous village of the valley of Portaikos (730 m.), that is 10
km far from Pyli,
3 km from Ropoto
and 35 km from Trikala.
It is consisted of the settlements Ano, Kato, Mesi Palaiokarya and Tsimpideika.
The total population does not exceed the 250, while in the summertime is doubled.
The residents are occupied with the livestock-farming (4.000 sheep). The arcaded bridge of Palaiokarya's, the dam of Portaikos in Kato Palajokarya, the forest of Katounas, katafyto with firs and oaks and the tops Gropa and Karavas, embellish the landscape of the region with particular beauty.
In the forest of Katounas, bears appear with the heavy snowball of winter, while in the location Aeri of the Mesi Palaiokarya there is a cavern with underground waters. Project for the growth of seasonal settlement, is being worked out in the region of Bey that abstains 3 km of earth-road from the village.
Palaiokarya, according to the tradition, was created by the thief Koutsodaumona, henchman of Stournaras who seceded and took up the region. He was the winner in the battle with Stournaras for the control of the "man-at arms" of Aspropotamos and maintained the sovereignty of the village.
Spawn of Palaiokarya's is the poet Kalapanidas. His poem "Our Village" is found in the spelling book of the 2nd class of the Public school.
In the village there is a private collection with exhibits from the 18th century. Interest develop the churches of Ag. Nikolaos (dates to 17th century.) and Agia Paraskevi (1810 - 1830). In the festival of Agios Nikolaos, are offered quantities of a dixie, tripe in the evening of the eve, follows the Service, revelry and dance afterwards the redundancy.
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