The Stymphalia Environment Museum, which seeks to demonstrate the interdependence of man and nature, focusing on the harmonious coexistence in Stimfalia basin.
The aim of Stymphalia Environment Museum is the ecological awareness and the preservation of knowledge about the traditional art of the region.
The Stymphalia Environment Museum is located on the slope of one of the hills that surround Lake Stymfalia. There Hercules removed the Stymphalian hens, according to mythology.
The first section of Stymphalia Environment Museum will find information about the local environment and its importance.
Stymfalia belongs to the European Network of Protected Areas NATURA 2000. The lake Stimfalia and Mount Ziria have great ecological value. Communicate with underground and visible water roads, setting the water basin Stimfalia, the highest mountain of Peloponnese water basin. This is also the southernmost mountain wetland in the Balkans, with rich flora and fauna.
The second section will see how the local environment has affected the development of human activity, and particularly of traditional occupations.
Indoors Environment Museum Stymphalia access a unique for the Greek exhibit space: open aquarium represents a section of the lake, with live fish and plants in the area! In the Multipurpose Hall hosts temporary exhibitions, organized events and actions developed civilization.
Younger guests will be happy to climb on the boat to see up close plants and fish of the wetland, as seen in the pond section in the interior of the Environment Museum. At the same time, they have the opportunity to see original artwork. Moreover, the digital representations of the Museum alive in children’s eyes how people lived in harmony with nature for thousands of years around Lake Stymfalia.
The Environment Museum of Stymphalia is located in the mountainous area of the prefecture of Corinth, there where, according to mythology, Hercules confronted and slew the Stymphalian birds. Situated in the northeastern Peloponnese at an altitude of 600m, the plateau of Stymphalia is surrounded by the mountains of Zireia, Oligyrtos, Mavrovounio and Gravias, on the southern side of the prefecture of Corinth.