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History of Plastiras Lake

Published on 2014-09-18

Plastiras Lake is located at about 25 km western of Karditsa, at an altitude of 800m. It is found 325 km away from Athens and 250 km from Thessaloniki, and is characterized as one of the most easily accessible destinations in Greece. The scenery is breathtaking, as the lake is surrounded by high leafy mountains, and the area is considered to be a "paradise" for all the lovers of nature as it provides

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    Monastery of Koroni

    The monastery received its name from its location, which is like a Crown, gazing from aloft the fertile plain of Thessaly land from the altitude of almost 800m and located to the east side of Plastiras' lake. It was built by Emperor John Comnenus II, in the early 12th century, when the marvelous icon of Virgin Mary of Korona (crown) was found in a miraculous way.

    In the middle of the 16th century, Saint Seraphim, later an archbishop of Fanari and Neochori, who was tortured and had a martyrdom death by the Turks, on December 4, 1601 at the home of his diocese in Fanari, Karditsa, is coming to the monastery in order to become o monk. The end of his body is unknown, but his Holy bones are kept in the Monastery of Korona, whose remains a protector and patron saint.

    The monastery is located next to the village Mesenikolas, which is 22 km far from the city of Karditsa.

    Telephone: +3024410 22250