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Menelais guesthouse is located in N. Karditsa, in the village of Thrapsimi, southeast of Karditsa, on the mountain slope of N. Agrafa. A beautiful location, dominated by greenery and nature. Thessalian Agrafa is the northern part of the Agrafa mountain range. To the east they end in the Thessalian plain and belong mainly to the prefecture of Karditsa. The highest peak of Thessaly Agrafa is Karava with an altitude of 2,184 meters, which is the highest peak of the entire mountain range.

In the area of ​​Thessaly Agrafa was the municipal unit of Menelaida based in Kedros, with a total of 2,701 inhabitants and an area of ​​169,840 acres. The current form of the municipality emerged with the implementation of the Kallikrates Program, when the original municipality of Sofada was expanded, with the merger of the pre-existing municipalities of Arni, Menelaida, Rentina and Tamassi. The village in which you place geographically the hostel Menelais, in addition to the main advantage that it is a starting point for the traveler for all seasons, completes the fact that it is located between the two largest lakes in the Prefecture of Karditsa, Lake Plastira and Lake Smokovo with the excellent thermal baths.

At a distance of 45 minutes drive from the village and having a direction northwest of the prefecture, we meet Lake Plastira which was formed in 1959 with the completion of the dam at its southern end at the beginning of the river Tavropou or Megdova. The idea for its construction was attributed to the military and political Nikolaos Plastiras. It contains 400 million cubic meters of water, has a maximum length of 12 km, maximum width of 4 km, its total area is 24 sq. Km, while its maximum depth is around 60 m and its maximum altitude is 750 m. .. At 20 minutes drive southeast and on the border of the prefecture of Karditsa with the prefecture of Fthiotida and the road Kedros-Rentina-Karpenisi, we meet the smallest in area but equally enchanting the artificial lake Smokovo. It was created by covering areas of the Municipal District of Ktimeni, the Municipality of Tamassi and Loutropigi of the Municipality of Menelaidos. In addition to the creation of the lake, the dam was constructed, which is stone-cut and has a length of 460m. about 104m high. It blocks the exit of the waters to the river "Onochonos" and is located at a distance of 30 km SE of Karditsa.
Location Distance
Kedros 8 km
Road Network E65 10 km
Anavra 14 km
Smokovo's Springs 20 km
Sofades 28 km
Karditsa 31 km
Plastira's Lake 48 km
Trikala 69 km
Lamia  74 km
Larissa 80 km
Volos 120 km
Thessaloniki 230 km
Athens 286 km