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Plastira Lake – A place of Tranquility

Limni Plastira is 340 km far from from Athens and 230km from Thessaloniki. Driving through the city of Karditsa you will follow the signs, pass the city Hospital and 25km after you will meet the first villages of the lake. The unique spectacle will reward every visitor.

When someone hears of human intervention in nature, he usually imagines traumatic alterations and concrete monsters. However there are exceptions to the rule. Inarguably, one of these exceptions is the sluice of Megdova River and the artificial lake of Plastira. The construction did not affect negatively the natural environment, but instead helped and enforced its development. The length of the lake is 14km, maximum width 4km, maximum depth 60m. Limni (lake) Plastira is the embellishment of the Karditsa prefecture.

It is found in the Plastira Municipality and is 25km West of the 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 Megdova River (or Tavropos), 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. Limni Plastira 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 the life for the Larisa ‘s fields during 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 is an excellent choice for many activities. At the beautiful and peaceful setting of the lake you can enjoy mountain sports such as: hiking through fir, oak, plane and chestnut trees, riding well trained horses, cycling on a mountain bike, canoeing, boating or riding a hydro bike in the lake, take a long walk in the peaceful mountain land or cross-country driving with 4×4 jeeps.

 

  • The first village that you meet is, Mesenikolas, a picturesque small village built amphitheatrically at an altitude of 700m, a place of rich history.
  • The next villages you will meet are: Morfovouni, a village at an altitude of 800m where Nikolaos Plastiras – the general who had the vision of the lake was born, being one of the bigger villages of the area.
  • Kerasia, a beautiful village of Agrafa , built on a rock with panoramic view.
  • Kryoneri offers many tourist facilities and hiking paths that lead to forests of firs, oaks and chestnut trees.
  • Kalivia Pezoulas is a well-developed village with restaurants, cafeterias and organised beaches.
  • Fylakti is a village at an altitude of 1200m with view to the forest of fir trees.
  • Neohori , capital of Agrafa during 16th and 17th century, still maintains its traditional character and is the most well known village of Plastira lake. In Neohori, the botanical gardens that host plants making up the ecosystem of the area is worth visiting .
  • 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 meet the villages: Mouha, Kastania, Lambero, Agios Athanasios.

Follow the road peripheral and discover beautiful mountainous landscapes and secrets of the lake. Wander in the paths through virgin forests, near waterfalls and enjoy the unique view from the observation post.

Ideal choice in order to enjoy the nature and explore Plastira’s lake would be the canoe or the water bike, because a magical walk in the lake is an excellent chance to have a close touch with its clear and calm water and to admire the high mountain tops of Agrafa mountain.

Sources: http://www.pezoula.gr/en/discover-plastiras-lake.html

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Thalassenia Studios, Chanioti, Chalkidiki (Studios with kitchenette)

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Thalassenia Studios operates during the summer season and consists of 14 modern studios with all the necessary facilities, capable of accommodating from 2 to 6 people. The studios have air conditioning, among other things, kitchenette, cooking utensils and satellite TV. They are bright, comfortable and all of them have balconies. Located very near the sea, Thalassenia Studios represent a unique destination for visitors. The studios offer the comfort and luxury of your own space, while the blue sea of Hanioti in combination with rich pine forests in the area attract thousands of tourists. Thalassenia studios are only 150m away from the central square of Hanioti which offers a variety of stores for your shopping needs as well as all types of entertainment throughout day and night. Rates Start from EUR20 ONLY!

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Danai Beach Resort & Villas, Sithonia, Chalkidiki, Greece

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A luxurious retreat, member of The Leading Hotels of the World, located in Sithonia, the second peninsula of Chalkidiki, northern Greece, surrounded by the flawless beauty of Mediterranean pine trees, lush gardens, white sandy beaches, clear turquoise water and blue sky. Hotel Danai is situated 50 minutes drive from Macedonia International Airport of Thessaloniki (SKG) or a 15-minute helicopter flight. You can also reach the hotel with direct flights from international airports such as London, Manchester, Frankfurt, Munich, Berlin, Paris, Milan, Rome, Sofia, Prague and many others. Ideal for romantic situations Danai suites feature private pools overlooking the turquoise waters of Sithonia. Fully equipped with the latest word in technology and with all the modern amenities of the suites it will offer you an unforgettable and relaxing holiday. Try the delicious delicacies in the restaurants of Danai which offers gourmet cuisine and fresh seafood cooked on the grill along with delicious salads and Mediterranean delicacies .Treat yourself a relaxing and renewing massage by trying the variety of therapies offered by qualified hotel staff. The meeting rooms are fully equipped and available for any meeting. Hotel Danai promises unique and magical holiday memories.

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