co-existance of limestone and schist on Parnitha favors the
creation of numerous springs. The most important of them are:
Aghia Triada, Mola, Fyli, Kithara, Skipiza and Koromilia springs.
springs create numerous streams of seasonal flow. The most important
of them are: the Yiannoula and the Mavrorema streams at W. Parnitha,
the Aghia Triada, Aghios Georghios and Vatourionas stream at
S. Parnitha, the E. Parnitha streams that end up into Kifissos
river and Mola and Charadros streams at N. Parnitha.
the stream banks and next to the springs a lot of hydrophilous
species grow, constituting the riverine vegetation. These are:
alba), planes (Platanus
orientalis), poplars (Populus nigra), ashes
ornus), hop hornbeams (Ostrya
carpinifolia), shiny crane's bills (Geranium
lucidum), buttercups (Ranunculus
ficaria, Ranunculus millefoliatus) and horsetails
the fall, the riverine trees (planes, hop hornbeams etc.) shed
their leaves and create a sumptuous color feast, that a capital
city inhabitant cannot easily imagine to be so close to.