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Phrygana Macchie Pine forest Firforest Oak thickets
Brushwood Riverine vegetation Chasmophytes Meadows


Katsimidi areaIn the past, Mt Parnitha was covered by deciduous oaks. Nowadays, there are only remnants of these forests. At Metochi area there is a small population of valonia oaks (Quercus ithaburensis ssp. macrolepis), and at Ntrasiza and Katsimidi areas there are downy oak formations (Quercus pubescens), mixed variedly with haleppo pine and grecian fir.

downy oak (Quercus pubescens)






During the fall, when oaks shed their leaves, a magical scenery is set, while at the end of winter, under the naked oaks and among the dead leaves, yellow crocuses (Crocus olivieri ssp. olivieri) grow, creating a gorgeous landscape.

yellow crocuses (Crocus olivieri)



Play our game and meet the animals living on Mt Parnitha!



  Forest Service of Parnitha
  Thrakomakedonon Ave.    142, Acharnes. GR13601
   Athens, Greece.

Tel.: 0030 210 2434061-3 fax.: 0030 210 2434064



  Eirini Aplada, Biologist-M.Sc. Environmental Biology and Terrestrial and Marine Ecosystem Management