lake Zetea located in the region of Transylvania, Romania

Beautiful lake in the heart of Transylvania: Lake Zetea

Published on May 23, 2020 by Zoltan Nyaradi

The beautiful lake Zetea is located in the heart of Transylvania, Romania. It’s approximately 23 km away from the city of Odorheiu Secuiesc. This large lake is an artificial lake because it was built to prevent flooding in the surrounding areas. Today, if you plan to visit the place, you will notice a small hydroelectric power plant under the dam which produces clean electricity to the local community.

When I visited this place, I made a short stop on the lake’s dam and from up there you can actually see the entire lake and the surrounding forested hills. The most interesting thing from this trip was a larger hill right in the center of the lake which has an triangle shape.

Lake Zetea

I remember when I visited this place, some rain clouds started to appear but I had enough time to capture some photos of the lake and the surrounding landscape, including the triangle shape hill.

The lake Zetea in the heart of Transylvania.

On the shore of the lake, at least the area which is close to the lake Zetea’s dam is covered with large rocks so you have to be very careful especially if you plan to walk near the water.

Large rocks on the shore of lake Zetea.
Forested hills next to the dam.

Small hydroelectric power plant

Down in the valley, there is actually a small hydroelectric power plant which generates clean electricity from the lake’s water. This photo was also taken from the lake’s dam.

Small hydroelectric power plant at lake Zetea.