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Lake Plastira: Watery surprises

A human creation that competes in its charm with the most amazing monuments of nature. The artificial Lake Plastira was once the idea of a visionary leader. Today, it is one of the most popular destinations in Greece, with impressive sights of natural beauty and many picturesque lakeside villages, which everyone adores.

The lake is one of those bright examples where man is invited to “correct” the lacunae of nature. And he does it so well, you say “it’s not possible that this thing I can see is not a gift of nature”. And yet, however unbelievable it might seem at first sight, Lake Plastira was not always here.


At the point where the eye’s view is today lost in the waters of the artificial lake, the plateau of Nevropolis once stretched out and, instead of trout, deer once lived here (a “nevros” is a baby deer).

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Yiannis Mantas, Journalist with the “Ethnos”

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