Outside the central town of Steni, visitors have the privilege of exploring one of the richest and most scenic forests throughout the country. The area is teeming with rivers and streams thanks to the unusually large number of springs within the area. Its large variety of flowers has made it an invaluable biotope for a great deal of species, which has secured its protection via Presidential decree. Throughout the forest several different types of trees grow, though chestnut, plane and Kefallonian fir are the most common examples. Aside from vegetation, the forest is also known for its geomorphologic features, including rock surfaces dating back to as far as the Jurassic and Triassic periods.