Hydrobike at Lake Plastira
About The Place
Lake Plastira, nestled in the picturesque region of Thessaly, Greece, is a man-made reservoir that has become a haven of natural beauty and a hub for recreational activities. Constructed in the mid-20th century, the lake, also known as Tavropos Reservoir, was formed by the damming of the Tavropos River and has since evolved into a multifaceted destination.
The reservoir, named after the Greek army general and statesman Nikolaos Plastiras, covers an area of about 24 square kilometers, creating an expansive water body surrounded by rolling hills and verdant landscapes. The lake’s crystal-clear waters are a result of the Tavropos River, which meanders through the lush Thessalian countryside, contributing to the lake’s serene ambiance.
The creation of Lake Plastira not only served practical purposes such as water supply and hydroelectric power but also transformed the area into a recreational haven. The lake’s shoreline is adorned with charming villages, each offering a unique perspective on the local culture and traditions. Kalyvia Pezoulas, Neochori, and Moucha are among the settlements that have flourished along the lake’s edges, providing visitors with a glimpse into rural Greek life.
Lake Plastira is a paradise for outdoor enthusiasts. The surrounding landscape invites exploration through a network of hiking and biking trails, unveiling panoramic views of the lake and the surrounding mountains. Boating and fishing are popular activities on the lake, with the calm waters creating an ideal environment for both leisurely boat rides and angling.
Flanked by lush forests, Lake Plastira is a haven for birdwatchers, as the area serves as a habitat for various bird species. The lake’s ecosystem has flourished, attracting migratory birds and providing a tranquil setting for nature lovers seeking respite from urban life.
Accommodation options around Lake Plastira range from traditional guesthouses to luxury resorts, allowing visitors to immerse themselves in the tranquil ambiance of the region. Many establishments offer stunning views of the lake and the surrounding landscapes, enhancing the overall experience of staying in this idyllic corner of Thessaly.
In essence, Lake Plastira is a testament to the harmonious coexistence of nature and human intervention. Beyond its utilitarian functions, the reservoir has evolved into a recreational jewel, inviting locals and travelers alike to immerse themselves in the natural wonders of Thessaly while enjoying the hospitality of the villages that dot its shores.
- 2 Hours
In the enchanting Lake Plastira, hydrobiking presents a delightful way to relish your ride hassle-free, as there’s no requirement for specialized clothing or worries about getting wet. These ingenious hydrobikes come with convenient storage space, allowing you to bring along snacks or your personal camera to capture those breathtaking photo moments.
Hydrobiking is remarkably user-friendly, suitable for individuals of all ages and body types, making it an ideal and safe means to explore the lake’s picturesque bays. You can opt for a guided tour to enhance your experience or venture solo by renting one of our hydrobikes for an unforgettable adventure.
Suitable Season : throughout the year
What to Bring
Athletic clothing according to weather conditions
All safety equipment (life vests, emergency boat)
English speaking Guide
- Minimum participants : 2
- Mental and physical health
- Basic physical condition
- No previous experience required
Cancellation Policy - Flexible
- Whenever you cancel 4 days or earlier than the confirmed activity starting date, your fee will be refunded for the entire activity charge.
- In case of cancellation within 48 and 96 hours before the scheduled activity starting date, you'll get 50% reimbursed.
- Those who cancel 48 hours or beyond are considered last-minute cancellations. There will be no refunds