Administrative Information

Dousiko, Pyli, 42032 Trikala, Τ.Κ. 42032, Agios Vissarion (Prefecture of Trikala)

Telephone: + 30 2434022420

Reduced admission for:
Escorting parents on educational visits of primary schools.
Escorting teachers during educational visits of schools and institutions of primary, secondary and tertiary education and of military schools.
Holders of a free pass
Free admission for:
Greek citizens and citizens of other Member - States of the European Union who are over 65 years old, upon presentation of their ID card or passport for verification of their age and country of origin.
Members of Societies and Associations of Friends of Museums and Archaeological Sites, upon presentation of their certified membership card.
Members of the ICOM-ICOMOS, upon presentation of their membership card
Official guests of the Greek State, after approval from the General Directorate of Antiquities and Cultural Heritage.
Students of University - Higher Education Institutes, Technological Educational Institutes, Military Schools or equivalent Schools of EU member states, as well as Schools of Guides, upon presentation of their student identity card
Students of University - Higher Education Institutes, Technological Educational Institutes or equivalent Schools of countries from outside the European Union, upon presentation of their student ID cards
The employees of the Hellenic Ministry of Culture and Sports and the Archaeological Receipts Fund, upon presentation of their service ID card.
Young people, up to the age of 18, upon presentation of their Identity Card or passport for age confirmation.

From the 1st of November until the 31 of March 2010:

Βy car. Women may visit only the church to the south of the monastery.
  Suggestive Bibliography
Ορλάνδος Α., "Η Πόρτα-Παναγιά της Θεσσαλίας", ΑΒΜΕ Α' (1935), 5-40
Χατζη-Γερασίμου ιερομονάχου Δουσικιώτη, "Ανέκδοτο εγκώμιο (1826) του αγίου Βησσαρίωνος, μητροπολίτη Λαρίσης και κτίτορα της Μονής Δουσίκου. Προσωπογραφικά και χρονολογικά αγίου Βησσαρίωνος", Τρικαλινά 7 (1987), 1-40
Σοφιανός Δ., "Το συνοδικό γράμμα (1381, Νοέμ. ) του μητροπολίτη Λαρίσης Νείλου υπέρ της μονής Θεοτόκου των Μεγάλων Πυλών (Πόρτα-Παναγιάς)", Τρικαλινά 10 (1990), 1-31
Σοφιανός Δ., Ο Άγιος Βησσαρίων Μητροπολίτης Λαρίσης (1527-1540) και κτίτορας της Μονής Δουσίκου, Αθήνα 1992
Γουλούλης Σ., "Η 'δίδυμη' μονή Πόρτα-Παναγιάς και Δούσικου, Μεγάλων Πυλών", Ιστορικογεωγραφικά 5 (1995), 94
Παπαζήσης Τ.Δ., "Ναοί της επαρχίας Τρικάλων που τοιχογραφήθηκαν επί επισκόπου Τρίκκης Κωνσταντίου Α΄ (1739-1765)", Τρικαλινά 15 (1995), 140-170
Βογιατζής Σ., Συμβολή στην ιστορία της εκκλησιαστικής αρχιτεκτονικής της κεντρικής Ελλάδος κατά τον 16ο αι. Οι μονές του Αγίου Βησσαρίωνος (Δούσικο) και Οσίου Νικάνορος (Ζάβορδα), Αθήνα 2000
See also
Other monuments and museums in the same prefecture
Byzantine Castle in Trikala and old city of Varousi
Cave Theopetra
Church of Agioi Anargiroi (Kosmas and Damianos) at Varousi
Church of Agioi Apostoloi (Saint Apostels) Petros kai Pavlos at Klokotos
Church of Agios Georgios
Church of Koimisis theotokou (Dormition of the Virgin)
Church of Panagia Doupiani at Meteora
Church of Porta Panagia at Pyli
Church of St. Apostles at Sarakina
Church of St. Georgios at Oxyneia