Explore around Sykia

Explore the area around Sykia!
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Lake Doxa An artificial lake an hour's drive from Sykia. It is situated at an elevation of 900 m. and was built in the late 1990s.In the heart of the lake on a small peninsula stands the small church of Agios Fanourios. The Saint George Monastery in Feneos was relocated to higher ground, north of the lake. The lake is surrounded by pine forests.

Lake Doxa An artificial lake an hour's drive from Sykia. It is situated at an elevation of 900 m. and was built in the late 1990s.In the heart of the lake on a small peninsula stands the small church of Agios Fanourios. The Saint George Monastery in Feneos was relocated to higher ground, north of the lake. The lake is surrounded by pine forests.

Fonissa gorge Fonissa is a stream that forms a deep gorge from Vrysoules village to Loutro, in the municipality of Xylokatsro-Evrostini. The name “fonissa” (female murderer) highlights how dangerous it is to be in its way when it is full of water. It consists of a small yet impressive gorge that offers a trekking route of 10km.

Fonissa gorge Fonissa is a stream that forms a deep gorge from Vrysoules village to Loutro, in the municipality of Xylokatsro-Evrostini. The name “fonissa” (female murderer) highlights how dangerous it is to be in its way when it is full of water. It consists of a small yet impressive gorge that offers a trekking route of 10km.

From Sykia take the road to Xylokastro and from there continue upwards towards Trikala. A string of picturesque villages awaits you all the way up to the top of mount Ziria. The most famous of all is Trikala.

From Sykia take the road to Xylokastro and from there continue upwards towards Trikala. A string of picturesque villages awaits you all the way up to the top of mount Ziria. The most famous of all is Trikala.

The Vouraikos Gorge: This gorge is famous for the little train that traverses it, climbing up the mountain from the seaside village of Diakopto to the mountain village of Kalavryta. The views from the train are splendid, as it zigzags between the mountains and rocks, next to the small but turbulent Vouraikos river.

The Vouraikos Gorge: This gorge is famous for the little train that traverses it, climbing up the mountain from the seaside village of Diakopto to the mountain village of Kalavryta. The views from the train are splendid, as it zigzags between the mountains and rocks, next to the small but turbulent Vouraikos river.

Monastery of "Mega Spilaio", Kalavryta: This very historic monastery is literally built in the rocks. It houses a very very old icon (4th century AD) made of mastic and wax. You can visit it on the way to the also historic mountain town of Kalavryta, site of one of the most infamous massacres of the German occupation.

Monastery of "Mega Spilaio", Kalavryta: This very historic monastery is literally built in the rocks. It houses a very very old icon (4th century AD) made of mastic and wax. You can visit it on the way to the also historic mountain town of Kalavryta, site of one of the most infamous massacres of the German occupation.

A small archeological site, but a very important one. In fact, the theatre of Ancient Sikyon, which you can visit, was among the biggest ones in Ancient Greece. And it is this theatre that, according to legend, witnessed the birth of tragedy. Its new museum is definitely worth a visit!

A small archeological site, but a very important one. In fact, the theatre of Ancient Sikyon, which you can visit, was among the biggest ones in Ancient Greece. And it is this theatre that, according to legend, witnessed the birth of tragedy. Its new museum is definitely worth a visit!

Ancient Stymfalia is on the shore of Lake Stymfalia, made famous by Hercules, who performed here one of his 12 labours, namely the slaying of the man-eating birds. The ruins of Ancient Stymfalia are being excavated by Canadian archeologist Prof. Hector Williams. Walking around the ruins you will the remains of houses, a theatre, a small temple and an an acropolis.

Ancient Stymfalia is on the shore of Lake Stymfalia, made famous by Hercules, who performed here one of his 12 labours, namely the slaying of the man-eating birds. The ruins of Ancient Stymfalia are being excavated by Canadian archeologist Prof. Hector Williams. Walking around the ruins you will the remains of houses, a theatre, a small temple and an an acropolis.

Olympia: The most famous archeological site in Greece, at least since the 2004 Summer Olympics. In Antiquity it was the site of the famous Olympic Games of Antiquity, which took place every 4 years. In fact they were so important that all wars stopped during that time. The most impressive monument in this site is the temple of Zeus. Its enormous stone columns fell to the ground during two earthquakes in the 6th centure AD and remain in their original fallen position, like domino blocks.

Olympia: The most famous archeological site in Greece, at least since the 2004 Summer Olympics. In Antiquity it was the site of the famous Olympic Games of Antiquity, which took place every 4 years. In fact they were so important that all wars stopped during that time. The most impressive monument in this site is the temple of Zeus. Its enormous stone columns fell to the ground during two earthquakes in the 6th centure AD and remain in their original fallen position, like domino blocks.

Delphi: At the foot of the beautiful Mount Parnassos, lies Delphi, the seat of Antiquity's most famous oracle. The site has a number of well-preserved monuments, such as a theatre, a stadium and a tholos, In its museum you will see the famous "Charioteer", a beautiful statue of a beautiful young man!

Delphi: At the foot of the beautiful Mount Parnassos, lies Delphi, the seat of Antiquity's most famous oracle. The site has a number of well-preserved monuments, such as a theatre, a stadium and a tholos, In its museum you will see the famous "Charioteer", a beautiful statue of a beautiful young man!

Epidaurus: The ancient theatre of Epidaurus, which is still used today, is a place you must visit at least once in your lifetime. Epidaurus is also a UNESCO world heritage centre , and not for its theatre. The site also includes an "Asklepion", a healing centre, and in fact the most famous and important healing centre of the Ancient and Roman worlds.

Epidaurus: The ancient theatre of Epidaurus, which is still used today, is a place you must visit at least once in your lifetime. Epidaurus is also a UNESCO world heritage centre , and not for its theatre. The site also includes an "Asklepion", a healing centre, and in fact the most famous and important healing centre of the Ancient and Roman worlds.


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