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Lake Stymphalia, Corinth

#5 of 7 in Nature in Corinthia Region
Geologic Formation · Hidden Gem · Nature / Park
Lake Stymphalia (Greek: Λίμνη Στυμφαλία - pron. "Límnē Stymphalía") is located in the north-eastern part of the Peloponnese, in Corinthia, southern Greece.

It is a closed karst basin with a wetland area and an agrarian area. The lake is an important stopover for migratory birds. The size of the lake varies, depending on the season.

Usually this area around the lake is fairly dryerfoot. In certain weather conditions thousands of small green frogs hide in the damp grass from the aquatic snakes. These frogs are invisible in the grass until you almost step on them, at which they jump out of the way, usually landing on another frog which also jumps. The effect is of ripples of frogs travelling outwards with every step. The area is rich in birds, amphibians and plant life. Other wildlife, such as weasels, can also be seen.

The area is also mentioned in Greek Mythology, due to the Stymphalian birds, which infested the Arcadian woods near the lake. Heracles' sixth labour was to exterminate them.

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  • A specially beautiful lake through winter as the lake is covered by baboo in brown colours..birdwatching is something you must not miss. There is a traditional restaurant on the last part of road...  more »
  • In the Stymphalian territory is a spring, from which the emperor Hadrian brought water to Corinth … at one time man-eating birds bred on it, which Heracles is said to have shot down.  more »
  • One of the most iconic landmarks in Greece. It is a same that you do get to know the history or there is something to guide you through.
  • Splendid view for your eyes! Like watching a movie. Rests your soul and mind and makes you want to stay there forever.

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