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#take12trips challenge The Speyside Way, Scotland: Fochabers to Craigellachie

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On the third section of The Speyside Way, we awoke early like little kids at Christmas, eager to start on the trail. It wasn’t so much the joy of hiking that gave us this skip in our step, as the promise of whisky in Craigellachie. Out of all the whisky distilleries in Scotland, more than half are situated in Speyside, and in particular, where we were staying.

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Plastiras Lake: an ideal destination for each season

Lake Plastiras in Thessaly, is a getaway destination for thousands of tourists all over the world each season, as it offers a variety of opportunities and activities for more or less adventurous types. The summits of Agrafa are ideal for climbing and the mountainous slopes are perfect for hiking or skiing.

The area’s terrain has a strange landscape filled with slopes and cliffs. Air sports are ideal for anyone who wants to increase their adrenaline. On the other hand, the blue and green colours of lake waters create the perfect setting for relaxation and recreation all year round. Especially boating, fishing and swimming are visitors’ favourites.

Horse-riding and shooting are also a priceless experience in Lake Plastiras. You can also rent mountain bikes, water-bikes, canoes, wind-surfing boards and other equipment suitable for lake sports. What’s more you can go for a swim or rod-fishing, near Pezoula and the Botanical Gardens. At Lake Plastiras, you may only fish with a rod, for the protection of the environment. It is a funny way if you wish to try your luck and have a fun experience.


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You have to be careful as it is strictly forbidden to use any engine boat or water vehicle in the lake, however there are special water bicycles you can use, which are also funnier.

If photo shooting is your hobby then this beautiful landscape will definitely fill you with excitement! You can free your talent and take as many photos as you wish in order to remember this magnificent art of nature.

In terms of sightseeing you can visit the Monastery of Panagia Plelekiti, absolutely visit the artificial dam created the Lake Plastiras. What’s more, time permitting, you can also see the observatory, from where you can admire the stunning natural surroundings of Lake Plastiras.

For your accommodation you opt for Titagion Boutique Hotel built in the village of Ag. Athanasios on the eastern banks of Lake Plastira, 800m. above sea level. The hotel stands in a privileged position offering panoramic views over the lake.

It is really worth to visit Lake Plastiras as it is a unique experience for each visitor when combined with horse-riding, fishing, and other activities as well.

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