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Exploring Lake Doxa at Feneos

The peculiarity of the Location and the variety of activities make Doxa Lake a unique destination for the visitor. Surrounded by a forest with a variety of trees.Though the lake is at high altitude (900m) and surrounded by mountains,it retains rich reptiles and birdlife.

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Lake Doxa  is an artificial lake at an altitude of 900 meters, located in Ancient Feneos of Korinthia. Its construction was completed in the late 1990s.Ideal for walks in nature and the scenery that offers mountains that have embraced it.  At the center of the lake we see the chapel of Agios Fanourios that completes the picturesque aura that exudes the whole environment. On the way, you will find itinerant producers  where must definitely buy local sweets and honey. Many times you will meet campers even though there is no room for it. Around the Lake, the visitor can find in its villages sights, archaeological sites, guesthouses, traditional cafes and food, as well as activities th…

Hiking up to Cithaeron Mountain

Cithaeron or Kithairon (Κιθαιρών) is a mountain and mountain range about 10 mi (16 km) long, in central Greece. The range is the physical boundary between Boeotia in the north and Attica in the south. It is mainly composed of limestone and rises to 4,623 ft (1,409 m). the northeast side of the range is formed by the mountain Pastra.

The range was the scene of many events in Greek mythology and was especially sacred to Dionysus. In Euripides's Bacchae, Dionysus carries out his dances and rites with his bacchants, his priestesses, on Cithaeron. Oedipus was exposed on the mountain, while Actaeon and Pentheus were both dismembered on its slopes. It was also the place where Heracles hunted and killed the Lion of Cithaeron.

In historic times, the mountain acted as a backdrop to the Battle of Plataea of 479 and was the scene of much skirmishing before the battle itself. In later times fortifications were built both at Plataea and Erythrai as the mountain formed the disputed natural border …