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On the northeastern coast of Peloponnese, from the gulf of Patras as far as near Killini, lies the area of Strofylia’s forest. An admirable zone of land which is nearly 15km long and 0.5-3.5km wide.
In the area, which has been characterized by many visitors as a “Natural Paradise”, along the time, a coastby mosaic of habitats has been formed, due to the fact that the forest lies near the sea and the existence of a large sandy shore.
More than (500 hectares) of sandy beaches and sand dunes along the Ionian Sea are followed by different kinds of wetlands (consisted by both saline and non saline water), bushy expanses and forests where one can see beautiful formations of pine-trees and oak-trees.
The area, despite being by the sea and mostly plain is one of the few natural expanses which are a little untouched by man, in Greece as well as in Europe. Its habitats offer the suitable conditions, to many animal and plant species (including many rare ones too), and at the same time they offer to man chances for scientific, educational, recreational and productive activities.
The north part of the area is surrounded by limestone hills (the Black Mountains) which are the shelter for many predators of the area.
Because of its international significance for the life and the survival of many aquatic birds, the area has been included in the “Ramshar convention” (a convention for the wetlands of international significance as shelters for aquatic birds) and is included in European “Areas of Particular Protection” Unions

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