Last Update: Sep 2004
Pachtouri Community - Overview
Pachtouri, one of the most beautiful and developed villages of the
mountainous Trikala. It is built in an altitude of approximately 950 m and is
surrounded by tall, imposing mountains, Tsigori, Tsiardaki, Soufli, Tsiouma, Katafyli,
Zygo. The south side of the village, which is impeded between the mountain range
of Zygos and the torrent Palaiohoritis, has a beautiful and consecutive fir forest,
which is one of the best fir forests in the whole Prefecture of Trikala.
That is why, the village's name P a h t o u r i, for many comes from
the Turkish word "mpahtour" which means "stand and take a look" (the beautiful
environment), while for others it comes from the Arabian Turkish word "Mpahtiar"
which means fortunate - happy. At the most central place of the village, there
is the church of Agios Nikolaos with the tall and impetus steeple and with view
to the fir forest.
Next to the church, stretches the spacious central square with the
big platens, the wooden benches and the traditional cafe.
The residents' love for progress endowed Pahtouri with rich library
and sports fields. Furthermore, the traditional and well maintained communal hostel
can offer a cozy accommodation for the traveller. Studded in the most beautiful
places of the area are five historical country churches which the residents cherish
and visit often.
The great revelry of the village though, is on August 15 and those
who come from Pahtouri from all over Greece gather there in order to participate
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