3 days/ 2 nights
Lake Plastiras, also known as “Little Switzerland”, is surrounded by an idyllic landscape of incomparable natural beauty that captivates the mind at first sight. Dreamlike in all aspects, it is one of the largest artificial lakes in Greece created in a location where in antiquity we could find the confluence of the rivers Tavropos and Achelous. It is a natural wonder that owes its existence to the inspired vision of General Nikolaos Plastiras. Lake Plastira located in the wider area of Agrafa, lives every season at its fullest, promising to offer you the holiday you dreamed of. Have the chance to enjoy the spectacular lake view with an air balloon flight.
Furthermore visit Meteora, one of the biggest and most important group of monasteries in Greece and possibly one of the most spectacular and awe inspiring sights of the country. Meteora is also a sight that combines perfectly religious, cultural and natural interest, visited by numerous people around the world.
Tour duration : 3 days / 2 night
Start / End point : Syntagma square , Athens
Pick up time : 17:00
Arrival in Neochorion : Approximately at 21:00
Following the lakeside route, while at the same time heading up the mountainous regions, one can discover dozens of hospitable villages, which pose in a fairytale-like natural setting.
The lakeside villages Kalivia, Pezoula and Neochori are the most developed and have suitable infrastructures in order to provide a wide array of outdoor activities.
Check in at the hotel and have a traditional dinner with lake view !
Breakfast : 07:30
Pick up time : 08:00
With our luxurious air-conditioned bus we will start our tour to the most beautiful spots around Plastiras Lake. Out of all the mountainous villages some stand out, like Karitsa with the famous monastery of “Panagia Pelekiti”, carved in a huge rock and the “Cave of Gakis”. The village of Kastania is suitable for romantic promenades in the nearby forest. Mesenikolas village is renowned for its red wine and the “Koroni’’ Convent is at a nearby distance. Morfovouni village is the birthplace of Nikolaos Plastiras. The village of Moshato has a rich wine-growing tradition. Belokomitis village provides an excellent display of local traditional architecture. The village of Neraida (fairy) is a well-known tourist attraction. Last but not least at the village of Filakti enjoy the picturesque cobblestone square and its beautiful stone-built fountains. Most of the villages, especially Neohori and Neraida, offer an idyllic view of the lake. Beside the settlement of Zigogianneika, just before reaching the dam, we can find the most staggering view of the lake from an elevated position. This famous lookout, at an elevation of 1350 meters, offers a beautiful view of the successive fjords, of the islet Niaga and of the panoramic splendor of the lake with the high mountain summits painted at the horizon’s edge. Exceptional spots offering breathtaking view are also considered the two fire lookouts of Kazarma and Kastania.
14:00 : Lunch in a traditional tavern
17:00 : Hot Air Balloon Flight
If you want to live a unique life experience in a magical, authentic natural environment, come fly with us in a hot air balloon over Lake Plastiras. The basket is for 12 people and the flight will last 60 minutes.
After this breathtaking experience we will visit Pezoula village and wander in its traditional alleys.
19:00 : Dinner in Pezoula
07:30 : Breakfast
08:00 : Check out from the hotel
Pick up and drive to Meteora.
Have the chance to enjoy a unique and more than impressive scenery with the ageless Monasteries, containing priceless historical and religious treasures. Admire the wonders of the nature allowing the great monasteries standing between earth and sky atop huge rocks.
Entrance to Great Meteoron Monastery , St. Stephens Monastery and Varlaam Monastery.
14:00 - Lunch at Kalampaka
15:00 - Departure to Athens
19:00 – Arrival in Athens
*Covid19 special measurements :
All passengers are kindly requested to wear face masks in the bus and practice social distancing.
*Entrance to the monasteries:
Appropriate clothing is required. Ladies should wear long skirts and must have long sleeves. Men are not allowed to wear shorts .