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Moggostos Forest

COUNTY: Corinthia

Clear
13.4ºC

Flora

Italian Oaks, Aleppo Pines, Black Pines, Greek Firs, Hollies, Green Olives, Junipers, Judas-Trees, Strawberry Trees

Activities

Hiking

The Moggostou forest is in Sikyona Municipality in Corinthia region, on the foot of Zireia mountain , and it covers an area of about 1,800 acres.

It is a natural coppiced forest, that means a forest that followed its natural evolution; its dominant species is the Italian Oak. It was characterised as "Aesthetic Forest" of 1977. In 1998 was built the model meteorological tower, of a total height of 32 metres. It was built for the european program MEDEFLU and it is the only one of its kind in Greece. The tower is managed by the Agricultural University of Athens.

Other than its Italian Oak, which covers most of its area, it is host to many other species such as the Aleppo Pine, the Black Pine, the Greek Fir, the Holly tree, the Green Olive, the Juniper, the Judas Tree and the Strawberry Tree. The terrain has an incline of 3% to 20%.