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  • Antony Wilder

In The Land of Myths and Gods. Parnonas Artist Residency, Peloponesse.

Updated: Aug 29, 2023

The Parnonas Mountains are a stunning range in the Peloponnese region of Greece known for their breathtaking natural beauty, and these mountains are a popular destination for locals and tourists alike.

One of the most notable features of the Parnonas Mountains is the abundance of flora and fauna found here. The mountains are home to many plant and animal species, including rare and endangered ones, due in part to the fact that the mountains have been protected since 1961 with the creation of the Parnonas Protected Area. This protected area covers over 95,000 hectares and has several unique ecosystems.

In addition to the natural beauty of the mountains, there are also many cultural and historical sites to explore. For example, the town of Leonidio, located at the foot of the mountains, is known for its traditional architecture and rich history. Visitors can also explore the ancient city of Prasidaki, an important centre of the Mycenaean civilization.

For those who love outdoor activities, the Parnonas Mountains offer plenty of hiking, mountain biking, and rock climbing opportunities. In addition, numerous trails and paths wind through the mountains, offering stunning views of the surrounding landscape.

Overall, the Parnonas Mountains are a true gem of the Peloponnese region. Their rich natural beauty, cultural heritage, and numerous outdoor activities make them a must-visit destination for anyone travelling to Greece.

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