Photographer's Note

The artificial Lake of Nikolaos Plastiras lies west of Karditsa, in a distance of approximately 20 km. It is a characteristic sample of a "dendroid" form of lake due to the dentelated outline of its shores.

It was created at the plateau of Nevropoli, at an altitude of 800 m, when the waters of the Megdova river flooded the area following the construction of a dam in "Kakkavakia" area. The dam which lies near the Moucha settlement was concluded in 1959. Its height is 83 m. and its length 220 m. The idea about the creation of the Lake and the implementation of the project was conceived in 1925 by N. Plastiras and the lake was named after him.

The Lake covers an area of 25,000 stremmata. Its length is 14 km, its width 4 km and its capacity is 400 million cubic meters of water. There are more than 10 kinds of fish in the lake (trout, crayfish, eel, carp etc). Fishing is an important activity for hundreds of amateur fishermen.


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