With an extensive network of bike lanes, this cute town is a gateway to mountainous traditional villages and hiking destinations of stunning beauty.

Karditsa Attractions

The stone-built arched bridge and the waterfall of Palaiokaria in the background.
photo: Dimitris Karagiorgos
must visit
distant ≈ 48.6km

Paleokaria Arch Bridge - Waterfall

An impressive synthesis of stone and water in a stunning landscape. In the summer, you can take a refreshing swim below the 16th century bridge.


Fanari Castle

Surprisingly well-preserved castle (some restoration has taken place) with great views over the Thessalian plains. The Fanari Castle is worth your visit.

An overview of the Plastiras Lake Dam and part of the surrounding mountains.
photo: Manu / CC BY 2.0
distant ≈ 29km

Plastiras Lake Dam

An impressive dam and an artificial lake that enhanced the already fabulous landscape. Enjoy hiking and other activities and don't forget your camera.

A close up picture of the one-arched stone bridge of Pyli, Trikala.
distant ≈ 40km

Arched Stone Bridge of Pyli Trikala

The Pyli hanging gate-bridge dates back to 1514, though it was restored recently. Don't miss the nearby church of Porta Panagia.


Park of Pafsilipo

This green oasis of 50 acres in the Karditsa's city center is a place for relaxation, walks, and sports.


Municipal Market of Karditsa

This covered market made of concrete, metal, and glass is a welcome addition to Karditsa's urban architecture. It gathers many locals in the weekends.

Karditsa Things to Do

Picture from the yard of the Panagia Pelekiti Monastery showing stone-built facilities and the surrounding vegetation.
hidden gem
distant ≈ 32.4km

Monastery of Panagia Pelekiti

Hewed in vertical mountain rocks, it is an impressive monastery with imposing hagiography and exceptional views from atop the mountain.

An overview of the Plastira lake among hills of dense vegetation.
photo: Manu / CC BY 2.0
distant ≈ 22.8km

Lake Plastiras (Tavropos Reservoir)

This artificial lake adds a watery heaven on an otherwise fairytale landscape. It attracts visitors and also wildlife whole year-round.

A stream close to Anthochori village full of trees, fallen branches, and pebbles.
photo: stefg74 / CC BY 2.0
distant ≈ 31.8km

Hiking «Watermill to Waterfalls»


Starting at the watermill of Anthochori, this hiking trail will lead you to the astonishing Plastira's waterfalls. A secret gem!

A picture showing a part of the facilities of the Filonikos Farm outside the city of Karditsa.
photo: filoneikos.gr

Filonikos Farm (Zoo


A multi-purpose entertainment venue with horse riding for children and a playground with trampolines - ideal for families.


Karditsa National Festival of Amateur Theatre

Annual theatre competition that encourages amateur productions and actors aiming at entertaining and educating.

Karditsa Why visit?

  • Greece's bicycle capital.
  • Exceptional excursions in its proximity.
  • A relatively new city founded just in the 15th century.