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Discover Mount Ziria in Corinthia

18 January 2014 / 20:01:02  GRReporter
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Mount Ziria, which is also known as Kylini, is located in the south-eastern corner of the Corinthia region and its most distant village is some 160 km away from Athens. The highest peak is 2,374 metres and is called ‘High Peak’. Ziria is one of the few Greek mountains with eight peaks of a height of over 2,000 metres. According to some people, the name Ziria comes from the Slavic word ‘cerris’, which means oak.

It is divided into small and large Ziria and Flambouritsa Valley lies between the two. The valley boasts incomparable beauty and is crossed by the Sita River. The old trees and rare fauna form a relaxing landscape. Moving to the west, you will see the cave of Hermes, at an altitude of 1,700 metres, which is known for the cave milk – a type of liquid substance, which impresses with its snow-white colour.

The peaks of Ziria and Flambouritsa Valley are areas of special interest which are protected and included in the European Natura 2000 network.

You will see a lot of picturesque villages at the foot of the mountain. Do not miss the opportunity to buy local traditional products, such as legumes, sausages and meats which are very tasty.

In the north, you can visit Upper, Middle and Lower Trikala, which are the most developed towns in Ziria in terms of tourism.

The famous Greek Pliadon Gi Mountain Resort & SPA is also located in Lower Trikala. The hotel there is ideal for everyone who wants to relax away from the bustle of the city. The modern style, combined with local traditions and architecture, will make you fall in love with the place from the very first moment.

The five-star services will not deprive you of anything, and the atmosphere of the unique spa centre with an indoor heated pool, a hammam and a sauna will make you want to stop time.

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