Karditsa is a city in Mainland Greece with close to 40,000 citizens. Apparently, the area was inhabited since the 15th century but was incorporated as a new city in 1882, after being liberated from the Ottoman Empire. Karditsa is the first city in Greece and one of the first in Europe to have been liberated from the Nazis during World War II and specifically in 1943. Today, it is known, among others, for being one of the most bike-friendly cities in Greece with an extensive network of bicycle paths.