• Visit the lake of Plastiras where the scenery is completely different throughout the four seasons
• Observe the wild beauty of the mountainous Argithea with the river Acheloos and its stone bridges
• Take a walk around the Byzantine castle at Fanari from where you can enjoy the view to the plain
• Visit the Monastery of Petra in the village of Katafygio and the Monastery of Spilia in Argithea
• Do not miss the “Karaiskakia” festival where you can enjoy a programme of traditional dances and songs
• Make a visit to the springtime Panhellenic Festival of Amateur Theatre
• In the summertime, visit the festival of the lake of Plastira under the moonlight
• On August 15th ,it’s worth visiting the festival at the Monastery of Spilia
• Observe the customs in the villages of the plain, such as the Ragoutsaria, the “Wedding of Karagounis”, etc
Perfecture of KARDITSA
Region of Thessaly Capital town: Karditsa Area: Population:
This land pairs the mountain range of Agrafa and the Thessalian plain. For the lovers of peacefulness, an ideal choice is the lake of Plastira that at the same time offers numerous options for sport activities, such as mountaineering, cycling and hiking.
For adventure lovers, we recommend the mountain range of Argithea that is traversed by the river Acheloos creating landscapes of wild beauty. The land of the Athamanoi has always constituted a close-knit society of unique cultural traits.
In the locality of Smokovo, the visitor will come across the homonymous spa, the lake and the settlement of Rentina. The landscape will compensate you with its rich vegetation. The whole of the Prefecture holds many surprises for its visitors!
Human presence in the area dates back to 6000 BC. Contemporary Karditsa had been part of the ancient Thessaliotida where a primal form of alliance between neighbouring areas had been established. Homer makes a reference to the area in relation to their contribution to the Trojan War.
During the Byzantine era, Karditsa was consequently conquered by Slavs, Blachs and Catalans. The area of Agrafa Mountains and their famed schools were the cradle of Hellenism during the Ottoman Rule. Karditsa was liberated in 1881.
• Tourist Promotion Committee of Karditsa Prefecture: 244104256, 2441077203