A special alpine landscape. Green areas and rare beauty images. It’s like you’re in a foreign country, like Switzerland. And yet you are in the heart of Greece and specifically in Achaia. It is a green landscape around Lake Velymachio that leaves you speechless. In the shadow of Mount Erymanthos in Achaia, you meet another Greece, so picturesque and so green. You become one with nature and you think of how you could stay there forever.
Achaia: The little… Switzerland in a beautiful corner of Greece
Lake Velymachiou is an artificial lake located in the Daska area in the village of Velymache in Achaia. It was only created in 2014 and around it now spreads a beautiful and special alpine landscape. A rare place. The lake was created by a dirt dam and has a capacity of 1.2 million cubic meters of water. Through this beautiful artificial lake, crops are irrigated in areas of 2,000 acres.
In fact, initially, it was not to create the dam there. The initial construction would take place in an area where archaeological finds were eventually found. The dam today is a habitat of fish and rare bird species. And the scenery is magnificent. A setting of absolute peace and tranquility.
It is not by chance one of the most favorite destinations in the Peloponnese. It is an ideal location to relax and come into greater contact with nature. The images from youtube’s Haanity channel speak for themselves. A unique alpine landscape that fascinates you! The magical nature of Greece with its diversity and the proof that sometimes the human intervention can give its own beautiful touch. Like lake Velymachus.