nearby zireia corinthia region
 
 

The Nature

 
 

The Corinthia determined physiognomy of the mountain range of Zireia dominating, the highest peak at 2374m. Reference point of the landscape is the valley Flabouritsa that separates the massif in Small and Large Ziria, as they are called. The name comes from Kyllene the character of the soil with many cavities (kyllous). The second and probably most known name of the mountain Ziria, probably derived from the word "Ziria", which means acorn. It is a landscape of exceptional beauty, where the dense and trackless forests interrupted only by streams, rivers and verdant plateaus. The Stymfalia lake and pond Glory milestones landscape, and living resources and water supply for the local community, while the rich aquifer region is giving the Zireia the unique quality of bottled natural mineral water.

Firs, pines and oaks dominate the forests and rare flowers such as agriomenexedes, anemones and mountain yellow and purple crocuses dress color the landscape. Notable are the rare varieties of mushrooms. The fauna besides foxes, badgers and hares, golden eagles, the largest and most rare eagle that lives in Greece, and the tree frog, a rare frog species that loves water and prefers living in trees, are the two rarest species in the area.

 
     
 

The History

 
 

The area has been inhabited since ancient times and is closely intertwined with Hellenism and the mythological tradition. In cave Kyllene wants legend being born Hermes and nurtured by the Nymphs. Helydorea called a mountain top, reminding that Hermes created the lyre donated to the god Apollo, using the shell of a turtle. From Itami, a kind of conifer, said Artemis drew the poison with which infused arrows arc. Stymfalia lake found Hercules to face Stymphalian hens and realize one of their labors.

The area has been inhabited since ancient times, the most important location Feneou, but the name was female (the Feneos). In medieval times the region has experienced significant growth, which maintained during the Turkish occupation, and participated decisively, offering men and money, in the Revolution of '21. In the free anymore Greece throughout the wider region continued to flourish and even after the 1930s, focusing on the Sarantapiho received international recognition as a summer resort, especially for people with health problems, due to the exceptional microclimate. It is worth mentioning that until the Second World War, many of the villages of Zireia numbered several thousand inhabitants.

The tragedy of the war and then the Civil War, which led to astyfylia led to dramatic population decline and shrinkage of local development. The recovery will come again from the 70s, the region is now recognized as one of 'the most popular tourist destinations, particularly in winter. The ski center, natural landscapes and superior accommodation and catering facilities, combined with many opportunities for sports and outdoor activities, have made the region a model development center, where man and the natural environment coexist harmoniously.

 
     
  The People
 
 

The area protected by the Ramsar Convention and the Natura 2000. This led to a balanced and healthy development of the region. The natural environment has remained intact, offering unique images and experiences to visitors, and thus ensure the absolute purity of the source of Ziria, from where the natural mineral water of our company. Agricultural production, farming, viticulture are the main occupations of the inhabitants, the main but now tourism. Under a ski center (at an altitude of 1500m.) And made special tourism development, with wide range of accommodation and places of entertainment and catering offer quality vacation options and excursions. The most popular villages, which are now popular destinations are the Trikala, Goura and Feneos.

 
 

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