Kalampaka or Kalambaka or Kalabaka (Καλαμπάκα) is a municipality in the Trikala Prefecture, Greece. Population 11841 (2001). The famous Meteora monasteries are located in the municipality.
The town is built on the location of the ancient city of Aiginion. It is attested since the 10th century, when it was known as Stagoi (Στάγοι), a Byzantine fortress and bishopric. Of its medieval monuments, only the cathedral, the Church of the Dormition, survives. It is a late 11th/early 12th century building, built on the remains of an earlier, late antique church.
The name "Kalampaka" was given 6-7 centuries ago. It is of Turkish origin and means "powerful fortress". It has been On the 27 August 1881, Kalampaka left Turkish rule to join the Kingdom of Greece.
On Thursday 23 April 1943, a battle took place in Kalampaka between Greeks and Italians in which 70 Italian solders died
In 1995 an ancient tomb was found in Kalampaka dating from the 20th century BC.
Diava is a village 3.5 km SW of Kalampaka, it was known in the past as Prevent.
Kastraki (older form Kastrakion )is a village with a developed tourism infrastructure due to its vicinity to the Meteora .
Krya Vrysi is a mountain village, known in the past as Vanakoulia
Sarakina is a village known from a nearby stone bridge from the 14th century. The village is around 8 km from Kalampaka.
Vitoumas is a settlement of Kalampaka district. An attraction is the monastery Koimisis tis Theotokou, with buildings from the 17th century (although it was founded in the 12th century)
Vlachava is a mountain village (alt. c. 820 m). North of the village some 7 km are the remains of the monastery of Panagias Mykanis.