Although the city of Trikala is located in the Thessalian plain, it is considered to be particularly mountainous as it is surrounded by the mountains of Tzoumerka, Hasia and Lakmos. The viticultural areas are mainly located in the northwest of the town of Trikala, at higher altitudes. The iconic perpendicular rocks of Meteora and the Byzantine monasteries are to be found on the left bank of Pinios river, which crosses the town. The monasteries used to hold an extensive vineyards area but the viticulture is somehow limited nowadays. The establishment of the PGI Meteora in 2006 has contributed to the emergence and revival of the area’s vineyards. Both international and indigenous varieties are cultivated while a lot of effort is put into the red Thessalian variety, Limniona.