The Lake Plastiras area is known for its spectacular natural beauty. The lake itself is man-made and was built in 1959 by Prime Minister Nikolaos Plastiras for whom the lake and it’s dam are named. The lake is set at an altitude of about 800 meters in the Agrafa mountain range making it a place with magnificent views no matter where you stop to look. Covering an area of about 24km2, it is surrounded by natural beauty, beaches, restaurants, hotels and many trails within its vast forest.
Here you can walk, drive or bike along fir, oak and chestnut trees down shady lanes with openings to views of immense height and the vast plains below. Fishing, sailing, Kayaking, river rafting, hiking, Horseback riding, mountain climbing, cross country skiing and jeep tours are only a few of the ways you can enjoy the natural beauty of this area.
There are several small villages surrounding the lake, each one preserving the history of this land. The villages of Kryoneri and Kalivia of Pezoula are well developed for tourism. Here you will find hiking tracks, hotels, places to rent various equipment for various sporting activities, organized outdoor areas and the beaches of the lake.
The tourist haven and best-known village, Neochori, is worth visiting as it was built on a slope and offers the best views of the lake. It also offers a visit to its botanical gardens, which house plants making up the ecosystem of the local area.
The communities of the lake offer an Environmental Education Center, an Educational Forest, Ecological Paths, Botanical Gardens, Hydro-biological Station, Observatory, Alpine Shelters, an outdoor activity center and renting of bikes, canoes and water bicycles. There are also important monuments and places of interest in the wider region such as the Monastery of Korona, the Sacred Monastery of Pelekiti, the Sacred Monastery of Petra, the Gaki cave and the Kaimakia cave.
Visitors to Plastiras Lake can buy local products from the producers of the region along the road. You will find honey, spoon sweets, frumenty, garden products, wine, raki and more.
No matter what time of year you choose to visit Lake Plastiras, you will be swept off your feet.
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martou (1656) 2010-03-22 14:19
nice, interesting sport you got here, I've heard about it but its actually the first time I can see what its look like, well balanced light, great shot,
mauro61 (52623) 2010-03-22 14:19
bella questa scena, penso familiare, di una tranquilla passeggiata sulle acque del lago.
Interessante il contrasto tra la natura e il colore degli abiti dei soggetti,
un caro saluto
vasilpro (40687) 2010-03-22 14:29
Γεια σου Γεώργιε,
Πολύ όμορφη σύνθεση με ωραία ατμόσφαιρα και χρώματα, η αντίθεση του κίτρινου στο γαλαζό-γκριζο φόντο πολύ καλή.
Καλό βράδυ, Βασίλης.
grigand (19269) 2010-03-22 14:31
A very nice light, this sport is very intersting, well done.
emilbo (22112) 2010-03-22 14:32
Même si le soleil n'est pas de la partie, ça sent le printemps et la photo est très intéressante de par sa composition. J'espère que l'eau va baisser car les arbres vont mourir noyés. Les arbres sont bien placés et les personnages ajoutent de la vie à la scène.
Félicitations!... et bonne soirée,
john1 (4028) 2010-03-22 14:40
A beautifull view of the lake, the details of the trees are superb. The two peoples give live in the composition and the framing is wonderfull.
Very good lighting and brightness, TFS.
Have a nice week.
Gerrit (43775) 2010-03-22 15:04
wonderful place in good light. The waterbikers form a very colorful element in the composition.
delkoo (68) 2010-03-22 15:04
You've caught a great atmosphere here. The conrast looks very impressive. I also like this this incongruous scene.
gilou530 (34) 2010-03-22 15:05
photo originale dans le moyent de transport sur l'eau entouré des arbres c'est presque irréel, bravo
ciakgiak (30403) 2010-03-22 15:16
le persone in idrobike sono l'elemento caratterizzante in un paesaggio comunque bello, anzi, è stupendo il contrasto con i toni cupi del cielo.
Composizione bella e molto ben realizzata.
Un caro abbraccio.
francio64 (38256) 2010-03-22 15:43
bella immagine ben movimentata dalla coppia sul pedalò.
Ottimo il contrasto cromatico tra il blu dell'acqua e il giallo della base del pedalò.
coco (30437) 2010-03-23 3:50
Nice work on the composition and exposure. And also this is a nice and curious scene.
bostankorkulugu (41732) 2010-03-23 15:10
the trees and the lake looks almost dead but the father and the son add life to the compo... a well composed image this is georgio... all the best...
mesutilgim (76734) 2010-03-23 15:12
The leafless trees builds perfect natural framing to this nice scenery.
Good pov and nice colors. Good adn usefull notes makes this entry a perfect TE job.
TFS and best regards
jhm (131812) 2010-03-24 5:50
Thank you very much for your intersting note.
The waterbikers form a very colorful element in the composition.
Well presented and well shared.
Very well done, TFS.
Cricri (96959) 2010-03-24 9:27
Une note qui donne envie de découvrir la région, j'aime cette scène pleine de couleurs qui tranche avec le paysage et cet instant de plaisir sur l'eau, belle image
pablominto (53744) 2010-03-26 0:10
I notice the fun little vessel they use to get around on the lake, environmental friendly as there is no motor noise..!
A pleasant composition where the people are eye-catchers, otherwise I notice the trees in the water giving an indication that this lake possibly is man made...
JCG (35129) 2010-03-26 10:52
Necessary calm water to go on this small cruise with bicycle !!! Sport which I will like to make to discover an area differently. Original photograph with a surrealist impression. Pretty glance, thank you Georgios.
With all my friendships and a very good WE,
mikolaj_kawa (0) 2010-04-01 0:47
Hello Georgios! Wonderful scene and natural scenery, superb landscape. Good exposure. Very good contrast and sharpness. Well done!
- Copyright: Georgios Topas (TopGeo) (38128)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2010-03-06
- Categories: Daily Life, Nature, Transportation, Decisive Moment
- Camera: Canon EOS450D, Canon 18-55 mm EF-S
- Exposure: f/9.0, 1/250 seconds
- More Photo Info: view
- Photo Version: Original Version
- Date Submitted: 2010-03-22 14:15