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Mainalo Museum of Forest History

COUNTY: Arcadia MUNICIPALITY: Tripoli

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Forest, Natural history, Environment

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A museum of many different things, from factory machines to flora and fauna of the area, housed in an old timber factory.

In 1939, in Chrysovitsi of Arcadia a timber factory was built that now houses the Mainalo Museum of Forest History. Visitors can see how the region began its development, thanks to the forests of Mount Mainalos which played a crucial role to its economy. Among the exhibits there are factory machines dated from the 1930s as well as tools used by loggers and the factory’s workers. The Hall of Environmental Education provides information for the flora and fauna of Mount Mainalos, as well as guidelines concerning the protection of the forest. The factory belongs to the Greek state; however, it was given to the Municipality for a period of 25 years. Its revenues come from the entrance tickets and from private donations.

Tel: +30 27136-00489