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Natural Beauty Visit mountain Olympus, the highest
mountain of Greece as well as green
mountain Kissavos and enjoy the
unique natural beauty of Thessaly.    
Meteora Meteora is a formation of huge dark colored rocks
that constitute a geological phenomenon of unique
beauty as well as an important monument of the
Orthodox religion.    
Plastiras Lake Plastiras Lake is an ideal destination for
excursions, outdoor activities and relaxation
during both summer and winter months.    
Traditional Villages Several traditional villages
lie in the mountains of Thessaly.    
Pelion Pelion, the mountain of the Centaurs is a perfect
tourist destination for all seasons.    
Sporades Skiathos, Skopelos, Alonissos.
Discover the unique beauty
of Sporades.  

Plastiras Lake

 

Plastiras Lake lies on Nevropolis plateau in Karditsa prefecture (25 km west of the city) and was formed in 1959, when the dam of the river Tavropos or Megdovas was completed.

The dam is an impressive arched construction, 200 meters long and 83 meters high.

The lake took its name from the military officer Nikolaos Plastiras, as he was the one who had the idea of its formation.
Although the lake was made to solve the irrigation problems of the area, its presence there led to the formation of a beautiful landscape, surrounded by vegetation.

Today it is an ideal destination for excursions and relaxation during both summer and winter months.

The area all around the lake is characterized by rich biodiversity and because of its great environmental value it has been added to the Natura 2000 Protected Areas Network.

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Information:

  • Plastiras Lake is 325 km far away from Athens and 250 km from Thessaloniki. The surface of the lake covers an area of about 24 square km, the maximum depth reaching 60 meters and the round of the lake being approximately 100 km.
  • There are various small villages all around the lake with sufficient infrastructure to welcome and accommodate the visitors. Some of them are Moshato, Kerasia, Anthohori, Krioneri, Kalivia Pezoulas, Neraida, Filakti, Neohori, Mouha, Kastania, Lampero – Agios Athanasios, Tsardaki and Karitsa

Infrastructures:

  • In all the area around the lake, and along its perimeter, there are villages where the traveler can find small hotels and traditional guesthouses.
  • In all the villages there are restaurants and taverns for the visitors.
  • There is a ring road network around the perimeter of the lake, and smaller unpaved roads that lead to the coast.

Plastiras Lake area offers:

  • A beautiful scenery with fir wooded forests, ideal for excursions and small breaks close to nature.
  • The possibility to stay in the area in both the winter and the summer season.
  • Opportunities for activities within a natural setting, like archery, horse riding, cycling and a boat ride across the lake.
  • The chance to go swimming during the summer months, in specific parts of the lake, especially made for this purpose.

Suggestions:

  • Drive around the lake, stopping at the places where the road gets close to the lake and at the dam, to enjoy the unique view.
  • Visit the Environmental Education Center in Neohori. You can also visit the Botanical Garden, just outside the village, very close to the lake, where you will see samples of the local flora.
  • Visit the organized lake beach by the name Pezoulas (near the village named Kalivia) and have a stroll by the lake.
  • Visit Lamperou beach, near the village by the same name.
  • Go horse riding or choose some other activity that will bring you close to the unique nature of the area. On the road between Morphovouni and Krioneri you will find special facilities where you can try various activities in nature.
  • Taste trout in one of the taverns next to the beach.
  • Taste the top quality meat of the region.

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