Stymfalia: Lost in Nature
When I was in my teens or twenties, my answer about the feelings that came up when I was surrounded by nature, would be nature is summer rainstorms, autumn colors and crisp clean air. That's about the most attention I'd paid to nature.
Now in almost forties, the feelings about nature, keep the same as in past.
Stymfalia is the place where you will find tranquility and peace. It’s the place that belongs to the European Network of Protected Areas NATURA 2000 and its lake along with Mount Zireia, are of great ecological value.
Apart from the landscape beauties, don’t miss to visit “The Environment Museum of Stymfalia”. The history and the daily life of people are hosted in this great museum, founded by Piraeus Bank. Documentation films, original digital representation e.t.c. keep the interest of the visitor.
Finally, the best place for lunch in this area is to visit Kastania village, just 15 minutes drive from Stymflalia. In this area you will find restaurants that delicious homemade pies and food are served.
To reach Stymfalia is by car and it takes almost two hours from Athens city center.
*All photos featured are taken by me