Lake Pinios is an artificial lake created by construction of a dam on the river Pinios. It is located in Helia prefecture. It has an area of 19.895 square kilometers and is the largest lake in Peloponnese. The dam, which has a thickness of 10 meters, started to be constructed in September 1961 and the project was delivered in 1968. With the enrichment of the dam with water, Xenies village was abandoned, which was located at the bottom of the lake, but Paleochora, Agia Anna and Souli villages were also evacuated.
The area of the dam basin is 723 km, and the lake’s capacity is 366 million cubic meters.
Source: PPC S.A