Photographer's Note

H Parnes has a total of 16 peaks above 1,000 meters and 43 700. The highest peak is called Karabola with altitude 1413m. Other peaks are Vulture (1350 m), Egg (1201 m), the Lady (1160 m), Platovouni (1163 meters), Air (1126 m), Mavrovouni (1091 m) The Xerovouni (1121 m) and Flambouri (1158 m). [1] [2] It has canyons with one of the greatest in Western Keladona Parnitha length of 2.5 km and ravines of Hunan as the entrance of the National Park and many streams. The rocks are sedimentary Parnes formed in the Paleozoic, Mesozoic and Cenozoic era. The predominance of limestone is ydatodiaperatos combined with the intense relief of the mountain resulted in the creation of many caves that greatest of Pan Gorge Keladona and precipices such as tile, the Tamilthiou of Gouras in western Parnitha Dhekelia in eastern Parnes et al [1] [2] Parnes also has many sources, the main sources of Guitar (forming the lake Guitar) Parnitha in Eastern and Western Gouras Parnitha. In terms of climatic conditions Parnitha differs from other mountains of Attica: is 700mm. annual rainfall of 110 rainy days, 22 days snowfall, with frost and fog are often phenomena. The climate is very healthy, so I worked there from 1914 Sanatorium, in the building of today's "Xenia".
Parnitha is characterized by very dense vegetation, mainly on the eastern side has more moisture. The dominant species is the Aleppo pine. From 800 meters upwards appears Abies cephalonica, forming unique fir forest of Attica. Parnitha and find other forms of vegetation, such as pararematia (trees, willows, poplars, etc.). There are also mountain cedar, oak, shells, trees, folic, ash, Judas, agriokoromilies, maple, arbutus, myrtle, Shina, etc. krategoi that enrich the wild flora. In the flora of Parnitha includes more than 1,000 species, including lilies, crocuses, peonies, bells, orchids etc. Many are rare and endemic species, such as the bluebell Celsius, the red tulip, red lily, white peony, black fritilaria etc.

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