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Oiti, also known as the mountain of flowers and of legendary hero Hercules, is a mountain of unique beauty, with vast fir forests, rare as well as impressive plant species, rich fauna and abundant waters, which most of the times flow abruptly, through steep and beautiful gorges. It is the fifth highest mountain in Central Greece, located in the boundaries of the Prefectures of Pthiotis and Phocis, and its highest peak is Pyrgos (2.152 m).

The Management Body of Mt Oiti National Park was established by the Law 3044/2002 under the supervision of the Ministry of Environment, Energy and Climate Change, aiming at the protection and the management of the Mt Oiti area. Its main actions are:

  • Monitoring and protection of the fauna and the flora and, in general, of the mountain ecosystems
  • Guarding-patrolling the National Park and the wider area of Mt Oiti
  • Informing the public and raising awareness of the local society as well as visitors, regarding the need for protection of the mountain

 

A mountain rich in water

Oiti is a mountain rich in water with a large number of springs, several small or big streams, rivers and waterfalls.

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Hercules’ mountain

Oiti, also known as Hercules’ mountain, has a special connection to the legendary hero. Ruins of an ancient temple built in his honour were found on a small hill at Katavothra plateau.

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The actions of the Management Body

Its main actions are:

1) Monitoring and protection of the fauna and the flora and, in general, of the mountain ecosystems
2) Guarding-patrolling the National Park and the wider area of Mt Oiti
3) Informing the public and raising awareness of the local society as well as visitors, regarding the need for protection of the mountain.

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The mountain of flowers

Oiti holds an invaluable wealth of flora. That is why it is also known as the mountain of flowers. Its geological history, the special climatic conditions and the diversity of the landscape have created an impressive variety of ecological conditions that are ideal for the occurrence of a wide variety of plants.

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