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Biotopes (9)

Hellenic Ornithological Society

FOLOE (Mountain) ILIA


Individuals' pages

LECHENA (Municipality) ILIA

Kotychi Lagoon

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This forest is by the beach. It has pine trees which grow in the sand. It is about 5 km in length and is 300 - 400 m in width. It starts from Samikou area, covers the Kaiafa area and reaches Zacharo. Visitors are always impressed by its natural beauty.

Official pages

ARETI (Village) ILIA

FOLOE (Mountain) ILIA

Pholoe forest

  From Olympia the road leads to the district of Lala and the mountains of Pholoe.
  The village of Lala is built at an altitude of 600 meters, in a lush area filled with cherry and walnut trees.
  The village boundaries mark the start of the enormous oak forest of Pholoe, redolent with legends and traditions. Pholoe was the kingdom of the benevolent centaur, Pholos, who gave shelter to Herakles.
  At 800 meters, the settlement of Lambia (Divri) stands out, drenched in greenery. It consists of seven neighborhoods, each with its own name, church and fountain. A bit further on lies the village of Tripotama. Ilia has so many delightful mountain villages.
  Dotting tree-filled slopes or tucked away in the heart of a forest, they seem like hamlets out of a fairy tale.

This text is cited December 2004 from the West Greece Region General Secretariat URL below, which contains image.

LECHENA (Municipality) ILIA

Kotychi lagoon

  Brackish, coastby shallow (30-40 cm) lagoon, which is surrounded by reeds at the side of land, while at the seaside it is surrounded by an oblong sandy isle, in the center of which there is an orifice of communication with the sea. Kotychi covers an expanse of nearly 800 hectares and it is the largest lagoon of Peloponnese. It is characterized by a big variety of flora, while it iis of great ecological interest, because it is the southwest lagoon in the western corridor of migration, for many birds. Every winter 5 to 10 thousand wild ducks of many species gather there to spend the winter. The winter ornithological picture is completed with hundreds of other aquatic birds plus many beautiful swans. During the spring and the autumn migration period, Kotychi turns into a small paradise. Lots of aquatic birds find the suitable conditions to rest and to find food in the shallow water.

This text is cited December 2004 from the West Greece Region General Secretariat URL below, which contains image.


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