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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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    Lake Plastiras Dam
    The completion of the project, that is the realization of Nikolaos Plastiras' idea, was completed in 1959. The dam, 220m long, held out the waters of Tavropos, which covered the plateau of Nevropolis and created the lake Plastira (Tavropou). Lake's water caters the hydroelectric station of PPC. It also irrigates the plain of Thessaly and supplies with water the city along with 38 towns and villages
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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
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    Botanical Garden
    In approximately 1.5 km north of Neochori, heading to Kalyvia Pezoulas there is on our right hand a road sign that leads us to the Botanical Garden after a short distance.This is an area of 1 hectare in which part of elements of flora the wider area of the lake, and generally of Greece, is gathered and classified.The Botanical Garden receives every year a large number of visitors, either students in
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    Observation Tower
    At the observation tower, one can undoubtedly enjoy the most charming picture of the lake. Arriving at the Observation tower all eyes are left lost on the watery surface of the lake, with the fjords and its verdant island.On the other side, the wooded hillsides and the dashing summits of Agrafa in the background, complete the stunning scenery. While being on the main road, 2km before the dam, follow
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    Monastery of Panagia Pelekiti
    The Monastery of Panagia Pelekiti, a dashing post-Byzantine monument is built on a steep and high cliff (1400m.) of Pindos, one kilometer northwest of the village Karitsa. Tradition says that it is called "Pelekiti" because the construction of the monastery on the almost vertical rock firstly required the chiseling of the rock with wooden tools, an action indicated by Holy Mary, who appeared to the
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    Plastiras Museum
    At the village Morfovouni, the museum of Plastiras, dedicated to the life and work of the black horseman(as he is called), containing documents, pictures and personal objects, allows the visitor to become familiar with known and unknown aspects of the life of Nikolaos Plastiras.After many painful efforts, some significant archives referring to N. Plastiras were gained. In particular, the things that
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