Plastiras-Stausee, Thessalien


Καρδίτσα, Λίμνη Πλαστήρα

Normalerweise wenn man vom menschlichen Eingreifen in die Natur hört, stellt man sich drastische Veränderungen und Monster vor. Doch wie immer gibt es Ausnahmen. Eine dieser Ausnahmen ist mit Sicherheit der Plastiras-Stausee mit der Schleuse des Flusses Megdoba . Seine Erbauung hat der natürlichen Umgebung nicht geschadet sondern ihre Entwicklung sogar gefördert. Der Stausee ist 14 km lang, bis zu 4 km breit und bis zu 60 m tief.

Limni (lake) Plastira is the embellishment of the Karditsa prefecture. It is found in the Plastira Municipality and is 25km West of Karditsa prefecture in altitude 1000m. It was created by the waters of the Megdova river, tributary of Acheloos, and took its name from Nikolao Plastira, a big patriot and visionary of that period. General Nikolaos Plastiras inspired this ambitious project in 1925. Standing at the edge of the river, where lies today the sluice of Megdoba River (Tauropos), he envisioned this area as a huge artificial lake. In 1959, six years after his death, his vision of a beautiful lake came to life, providing with water the thirsty villages of Karditsa and offering electricity of some hundred million kilowatt-hours.

Karte Plastiras-Stausee

Plastiras-Stausee is one of the bigger artificial lakes in Greece. It constitutes a source of life for the entire of Karditsa. By the lake is drawing all the city of Karditsa and many communities. The water of the lake is reach up on the Larisa ’s fields in the summer times. The landscape is magical; the exquisite lake with the deep light blue is surrounded by high and overgrown mountains and thick woods.

The region is considered a „paradise“ for the nature-worshippers and offers all the shapes of the alternative tourism like climbing, fishing, walk in the wood, swimming and chase. The unique experience will be reward each visitor, without no doubt.

Plastiras-Stausee is 340 km far from from Athens and 230km from Thessaloniki. After the city of karditsa you will follow the signs and after 25km you will meet the first villages of the lake.

The first village you will meet is Mesenikolas, a picturesque village amphitheatrically built at an altitude of 700m, a place of rich history. The next villages you will meet are:

Morfovouni, the village of Nikolaos Plastiras at an altitude of 800m and one of the bigger villages of mountain Karditsa and Limni Plastira area.

Kerasia, a beautiful village of Agrafa , built on a rock with panoramic view to the fields of Thessaly and the lake.

Kryoneri offers many tourist facilities and hiking paths that lead to the forest of firs, oaks and chestnut trees.

Kalivia Pezoulas is a well-developed village with organized beaches.

Fylakti is a village at an altitude of 1200 m with view to the forest of fir trees.

Glorious Neohori, capital of Agrafa in 16 th and 17 th century, still maintains its traditional character and is the most famous village of Plastiras-Stausee. In Neohori it is also worth visiting the botanical gardens that host plants making up the ecosystem of the area.

Moshato is one of the most beautiful and picturesque villages with a small stone bridge and cobbled road that leads to the square. You will also see the villages: Mouha,Kastania, Lambero,Agios Athanasios.

The countryside around the lake is an excellent choice for many activities such as hiking through fir, oak, plane and chestnut trees, canoeing on the lake, riding, cycling, and cross-country driving with jeeps 4×4.

Enjoy the whole route round the lake and admire the dreamy picture all year!!!!

Fotos Plastiras-Stausee