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One of the most beautiful areas of Greece ideal for excursions throughout the year, is Plastira Lake just 25 km from Karditsa. Rolling mountains that descend to the lake shores, rivers, crystal-clear lake in the center. The idea of ​​implementing belongs to Nikolaos Plastiras in 1925, the construction of the dam was completed in 1959, creating one of the largest artificial lakes in the country. The area is available for any kind of tourism, the irresistible scenery, local food, the excellent hotel facilities and many activities contribute to have unforgettable and peaceful holidays.

Worth a try

  • Handmade homemade pasta
  • Tsipouro without anise
  • Fresh trout from the Lake and also cuisine of Plastira Lake.


λίμνη πλαστήρα

λίμνη πλαστηρα

This great event takes place every year on the lake, giving athletes from all over the world the chance to experience the three XTERRA sports.

Wine Festival Mesenicola
This event will not be missed in the village of Messenikola, in the village with a rich tradition of red wine, an event that has been held for about 50 years. If it is on the lake on the 15th of August it is worth a visit to the village of Mesenikolas to taste the local wines with local appetizers.

Organized each year during August 1-15, including theater performances, concerts, cycling, fishing, etc.

Lakes Festival
The Lake Festival lasts two months in the two fountains and Smokovos lakes, during which time there are events such as concerts and lectures by prominent musicians, theatrical performances and concerts in Kerasia.

Swimming pool of Plastiras Lake
The crossing of the lake, a distance of 4 km, involving Greek and foreign athletes, is the starting point for Pezoulas Beach and a finish on Lampero Beach. More at http://diaplous-limniplastira.blogspot.gr. On the previous day of the race, the small race of 500 meters for children under 16 years of age is organized.

Feast of Pie in the village of Kanalia
It is organized in the central square of the village on the day of the Holy Spirit where the women of the village cook pies for the guests.

Feast of Kastanos of the Hellenic tower
It is organized in the two squares of the village in October offering visitors chestnuts, goat with groats, wine etc

From Kalyvia Pezoulas, if we head towards the beach, we will find the open-air theater and we have the possibility for activities such as archery, cycling, hydro-cycling and canoeing. The organized beaches on the lake are two, the Pezoulas beach on the west side of the lake and the Lampero beach on the eastern side.

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The cycling routes are in the nature of the lake, offering beautiful paths following the signs we find. For those who choose to hike there are many walking paths in the Belokomiti forest, you will also find signs on the road near the village of Belokomitis. Still you can follow the uphill road and look at the view from above to the observatory, but also visit the Kerendan Gorge, the cave of Gaki and Kaimakia's cave.

In Karamanoli areathere is the Agrafa Ski center where you can try ski or snowboard but you have to bring your own equipment and you don't have the chance to rent. The Mountain Shelter of Afrafa is located next to the ski center and is well-equipped and organized and can accommodate 30 people.

Also near the Kalivia Pezoulas you can try horse riding. For hiking lovers there are five numbered routes inside the educational forest of Belocomiti. Find out more about hiking in Plastira's Lake.

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Image source municipality of Karditsa

Lake Plastira is a real gem for Thessaly and all over Greece. During your stay in the area of the lake you can visit both the natural attractions and the artificial ones, admire the peaceful view, walk along scenic alleys and visit museums that will guide you through the region's tradition. Below we mention some of the sights we encounter in the area of Lake Plastira.

Museum of N. Plastira.
The museum is located in the village of Morfovouni is open all year round and, as its name suggests, is dedicated to Nikolaos Plastiras. Within the museum the visitor will find pictures of Plastiras' life, personal documents and objects.

Plastira's Lake Dam
Lake Plastira is artificial and was created in 1959 with the completion of the dam, which was inspired by Nikolaos Plastiras. The dam is 220 meters long and retains the waters of the River Tavropos. Visitors to the dam can enjoy the view of the lake but also buy local products from the shops on the right side of the dam.

Botanical Garden
It is located between the villages of Neochori and Kalyvia Pezoulas with numerous elements for the flora of the area and the lake. In the Botanical Garden there is a coffee shop and guests can buy herbs and herbs in the area.

It is located at an altitude of 1350 meters at western side of the dam. The observatory offers a panoramic view of the lake on the one side while on the other side we are gazing at the lush mountains and the peaks of Agrafa. To get to the observatory there is a sign about 1.5 km before we reach the dam that directs us right as we go to the dam. There is a road that leads to the observatory but from one point onwards it is quite narrow and opens again below the observatory. There is a kiosk on the observatory that you can sit down and enjoy the view as long as you like.

Cave of Gakis
Gaki's cave is accessible only on foot and after some hiking. The cave is full of stalactites and stalagmites, and remains untapped today and in a piece of unexplored. The visit to the cave of Gakis must take place after consultation with the competent body and with the escort of a special guide. More information can be found in the Spiliological and Mountaineering Community of Karditsa.

Kaimakia cave
Kaimakia Cave is the largest cave in the prefecture of Karditsa. It is close to the Mega Rema mountain hut. The visit to Kaimakia's cave should take place in consultation with the competent body and with the assistance of a special guide. More information can be found in the Spiliological and Mountaineering Community of Karditsa.

Anthochori - Kamara of Anthochori - Watermill - Cataract
Anthochori is a picturesque village with about 500 inhabitants that definitely deserves to visit. At the exit of the village towards Lake Plastira we find the old watermill that has been preserved - renovated and now offered as a recreation area. At this point you can follow the path that will lead you to the waterfall of Anthochorion, which is located in very dense vegetation. The walk you need to cover on foot to get to the waterfall is about 40 minutes. The arched bridge "arch" of the village is an example of the architecture of the time and also a cultural monument of Anthochorion. It is also worth visiting the Anthochorion Museum, which contains several ecclesiastical relics and the church of St. George built in 1623.

Educational Forest Belokomitis
Take a tour of the marked trails of the forest and experience the forest of 5,688 spans. In the forest you will find 6 marked 15 km long trails. In the forest there herbaceous vegetation beyond the arboreal vegetation will see other species such as Wild Cherry, ash, mountain elm. It is also characteristic of the forest fauna with 67 species such as the goldfish, the mistletoe, the spiny, etc.

Other attractions in the lake area are:
Shoe Museum in the village of Kerasia. (Located next to the workshop of the Dance Shoes Craft Workshop of H. Cogia)
Center of Flora and Fauna in Kastania at the building where the primary school of the village was housed.
Stephaniada Lake: The lake was formed in 1963 after a landslide and elliptical shape. It is about 3 km after the Monastery of Spilia and occupies an area of ​​175 acres.
Karaiskaki Cave: Situated just outside the village of Mavrommati. It is said that Georgios Karaiskakis was born in this cave.
Mountain shelter of Agrafa and Elatakos mountain shelter.

Also you can visit the monasteries of Panagia Pelekiti, Panagias Petras, Panagias Koronis etc.

Villages at the west side of the lake

  •     Karitsa
  •     Belokomiti
  •     Neochori
  •     Kalyvia Pezoulas
  •     Pezoula
  •     Fylakti
  •     Neraida
  •     Koutsodimos
  •     Kryoneri
  •     Kerasia


 neochori plastiras lake

Villages at the east side of the lake

  • Kastania
  • Lampero
  • Agios Athanasios
  • Moschato
  • Mesenikolas
  • Morfovouni


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