Parnon Mountain

Parnon Mountain is a lovely mountain located on the southeast Pelloponese and devited between the Arcadian and Laconian counties. Its tallest peak reaches 1935 meters of height and the mountain is one of the most heavily forested in all of Pelloponese. Dominant trees are the Fir, Black pine, Oak, a rare species of Juniper which is to be found only on Parnon and Taygetus. Many plant species are to be found some being along with their specific areas involved in the protected natura 2000 network. Unfortunately no more large mammals survive in this Mountain but smaller ones are to be found such as Fox, Hare, Badger, Marten, Jackal, Weasel and others. Regarding birds Golden Eagle, Hawks, Falcons, Owls, Crow, green Woodpecker, Black Woodpecker and other species. Also serpents. About plants the area is reach in many species known since Ancient years some being hendemic. Many streams are found and the density of the forests is magical. Every season has its own beauty and perfect view of Mt Taygetus is seen from here which stretches at a distance easily breached by foot. During Winter it offers serious cold weather conditions.
The mountain is within a couple and half hours driving range from Athens and is great for Bushcraft, ManTracking, Hiking, Running or relaxed outdoor activities. Photos are to published soon!