Trikala sits at the heart of the Greek mainland, located in the region of Thessaly. Its population currently stands at around 75,000. The city has a rich history, having been built on the site of the ancient city of Trikka or Trikke, founded in 3rd millennium BC. While the local economy is dominated by the agricultural sector, Trikala has been making bold strides in cultivating a thriving cultural sector.
Trikala has the reputation of being a frontrunner as a smart city, being labelled in 2004 as Greece’s “first digital city”. Today under the name “Smart Trikala”, public authorities have developed a wide range of digital solutions to help improve the lives of citizens.
Partnering with companies such as Cisco and Vodafone, Trikala now hosts innovative services, such as an e-complaint system for residents. Through these new smart tools, the city is now also able to amass a growing amount of data on daily operations. Through analysing this data, authorities are able to have greater insights into the running of Trikala, and how the different public services can be made more efficient and sustainable.
Trikala aims to ensure that it remains at the cutting edge of new smart digital solutions, helping it retain its frontrunner status.
Trikala was a participant city in the DCC.