Nature/Flora in Achaia


Two opposing mountains, Klokos and Barbas are separated by Selinountas gorge or ravine, and considered a region of European Natural Heritage, as well as part of the Natura 2000 network. Alpine-like meadows dot the mountains at higher elevations above the tree line.
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Also known as Neofytos, the brackish Kotychi lagoon lies near the cape of Kyllini, covering 800 hectares and now considered the largest lagoon in the Peloponnese. Fed by fresh-water streams, its level fluctuates significantly and is a very important resting point for migrating birds.
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Forming an intricate ecosystem alongside the lagoons and Prokopou lake, the Strofilia Forest at Kalogria on the Gulf of Corinth is one of the largest in the Mediterranean. It spreads over 80 kilometres square or 20,000 acres.
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The Vouraika gorge has been carved out by the rushing Vourkaikos river which insolently continues to do so. Watching over this steep gorge are plane trees, pine forests and olive groves as it rises through Zachlorou village to reach 20 kilometres.
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Close to Akrata, the forest of Kalamia has some splendid oak trees representing one of the officially protected areas in the country. Fauna and flora abound in this extended green area, making it ideal for nature lovers. Nearby is the village of Mesourgi, which depends on agriculture (vegetables, fruits, olives).
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The Ladonas river links Achaia with Arkadia, and is one of the most ancient in the Peloponnese. The river, associated with the dragon, is known for snaking its way along 60 kilometres of greenery and nature, a place where the old gods battled each other.
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The magnificently bluish-green Tsivlou lake near Akrata lies a good 800 meters above sea level, considered very important for the local ecology and culture. Curiously, the lake was formed in 1913 after landfalls and resulting blockage of the Krathis river.
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Beside the village of Zarouchla, one of the biggest forests in Achaia is an ecosystem on its own. Rare black pine trees characterize the forest, along with chestnut trees and fir trees. The forest extends from Seliana up to Agia Varvara. Stay at one of Zarouchla's three guest houses to enjoy this place up close.
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