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Alexandros Gousiaris
Wines Karamitros
Elice Farm

Karditsa town is the rural center of the collection and distribution of Thessaly products (cotton, wheat and products of cattle raising). With its two big squares, the huge park and beautiful pedestrian precincts, Karditsa gives its visitors the opportunity to go around the city by bicycle (it has a wide network of bicycle streets) and enjoy its beauty. 

Visit the villages around Plastira lake and spend the night in one of the many attractive hotels.   Try hiking, mountain biking, riding, skiing at Neraida skiing centre, paragliding, rowing in the lake or bird watching.

what to buy
  • Tsipouro (drink made from distilled grape marc)
  • Wine
  • Sausages
  • Feta cheese
  • Tsalafouti (type of cheese)
  • Hilopites and trahanas (type of pasta)
  • Honey
  • Retseli
  • Spoon sweets
what to see
  • The town of Karditsa with the Pafsilipos park and the public market
  • Ancient Mirina
  • Korischades
  • Plastira lake
  • Panagia Pelekitis monastery
  • Acheloos river and Argithea villages
  • Agrafa
  • Elatakos refuge
  • Neraida ski centre
what to taste

Karditsa is known for its production of wine (especially the black mesenikola variety) and tsipouro (drink made from distilled grape marc either with aniseed or without).  Although most local dishes involve meat, there are also many dishes with salmon and smoked trout in the Plastira lake area.  Other local dishes are: sausages, pork with celery and leeks, fried pork with leeks, lemon chicken with trahana (type of pasta), game atzem pilaf, duck kavourma (cured), lamb kleftiko, veal in tomato sauce with aubergines, wild boar, rooster in wine sauce, lahanodolmades (cabbage leafs stuffed with minced meat and rice), goat soup, veal tail in tomato sauce with pasta, chicken stifado (with shallots), lamb with spinach.  While in Karditsa, one should try the local vegetable pies, such as the delicious "plastos" and "batzina".


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