is situated at the foot of the mountain
Kerasovouni or else known as Omalia.
Kerasovouni forms the first of the
southern successive peaks of the
mountain chain of Vardousia mountains
and in ancient times it was know
by the name «Korakas».
The village is surrounded by the
dark green forest-scapes of fir
trees. There are also plenty of
chestnut trees, plane trees, oak
trees, evergreen oak trees, cedar
trees and fruit trees of various
types. In the summer, the gardens
give a marvellous sensation with
the magnificent hydrangeas (ortansia),
roses and dalias in all colours.
In autumn their place is taken by
chrysanthemums. The exceptional
and the marvellous aspect give the
village an extensive and majestic
A unique feel is given by the «Lakkes»,
which are terraced fields of differing
levels supported by stonewalls.
These were created with craft by
generations of villagers and kept
preserved so as to hold
the soil. The «Lakkes»
are still cultivated by the villagers
to grow crops, peas and vegetables.
The wider area of the village is
inhabited seasonally by rabbits,
foxes, wild-pigs, roe deer, squirrels,
hedgehogs, weasels, woodpeckers,
blackbirds, hawks, owls, cuckoos,
jays and finches.
The woody valleys and the shadowy
cool forests are the apotheosis
of Greece. The mountain peak of
(known also as «Neraidalono»)
rises to an altitude of 1,708m.
Here you can experience breathtaking
views: the wild grandeur of the
two mountains Giona and Vardousia,
the magic of the Gulf of Corinth
and the Gulf of Patra, the tranquil
Ionian Islands and the gentle beauty
of the rugged Peloponnese.
mountain, with its smooth ground
(where the name «Omalia»
came from) and its springs with
the sparkling cool water, is suitable
for picnicking during summer time.
During winter, its beauty is enhanced