Also known as “Little Switzerland”, Lake Plastira is surrounded by an idyllic landscape of incomparable natural beauty that makes an impression at first sight. And if you have ever wondered whether an artificial accumulation of water in one place can radically change the natural and socio-economic character of an entire region, the answer is emphatically “yes”. The artificial Lake Plastira is the great proof. The dam that holds back the waters of the Tavropou River was built in 1959, it was the idea and vision of a local politician, Nikolaos Plastiras, who was originally from the village of Morfovouni near the shores of the lake.
The most developed part of Lake Plastira is the western part and is about 340 km from Athens. Indicatively, Kalyvia Pezoula is 337 km and Neochori 342 km away. You will get here by following the National Road Athens-Lamia and after passing the bends on the old road Lamia-Domokou, you will come out on the new road E65. Before Karditsa, you will turn towards Lake Plastira. The route takes about 4 hours. From Thessaloniki the distance is 240 km and it will take you about 3 hours.