Lake Stefaniada is the youngest lake in the country in an isolated area in the depths of Agrafa and was created when a landslide occurred and the slope Stoichio that had some houses fell into the river Stefaniani and the water was blocked and thus the lake was created. Stefaniada was created in January 1963, is located at an altitude of 850 meters and has an area of 180 acres and is about 70 kilometers from Karditsa.
Stefaniada is unknown to many in our country as well as to several residents of Thessaly. The route to be found in Stefaniada is beautiful and one of the few you will find in Greece. In general, the routes in the villages of Argithea and Agrafa are among these routes that you will find in very few parts of Greece, the natural landscape is of incomparable natural beauty.
How to get to Lake Stefaniada
To be at the lake you head to Mouzaki Karditsa where after Mouzaki (about 4 km) you will find a sign to Lake Plastira which you will pass and continue straight and at the next crossroads the road on your right leads to the villages of western Argithea through mountain route next to the top of Drum. On the left the road leads you to the villages of eastern Argithea (Vlasi, Pefkofyto etc.). The route is beautiful here too and you ascend after Pefkofyto to the neck of Agios Nikolaos at 1,500 meters altitude. After Vlasi the road moves next to Rema Platanias where later you pass by the stone bridge of Koplesi. The landslides are intense in several parts of the area as you proceed with some parts of the road being a dirt road and that may be difficult for you. If you have a low car you should be especially careful. From Mouzaki the route to Lake Stefaniada is about 1 hour and 20 km (distance 45 km)
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