The famous oak forest of Foloi is a reference point for the forest richness of Greece. This native forest, a spiny form with its vast, broad-leaved oak trees, is unique not only to beauty but also to peculiarity throughout Europe. This forest is located in Oropei of Foloi, at the southern foothills of the Erymanthus Mountains at an altitude of 600-630 meters, covering an area of 42,000 acres and is only 25 kilometers from the cradle of Olympism, Ancient Olympia. It was named after the mythology and the King of the Centaurs Folos, a friend of Hercules.
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Throughout the plateau dominates the oak (oak). It is one of the rarest forests, unique in the Balkans.
This is where the Pinios River originates and the canyon is formed around Androni, which is characterized as a habitat of great historical and ecological value. It is said that here Hercules threw a net to catch Erythmanthian Boar. Walking in the canyon as well as in the forest brings to life the myths about the Centaurs.
Map of Foloi oak forest
Memorable Tours in Foloi oak forest, Peloponnese
With this epic 10day journey you come in contact with classical Greece, with the legendary Peloponnese, with the glorious cities of Macedonia where Alexander the Great lived before the long and glorious campaign to the East and with the wonderful geological formations of the Meteora of Thessaly that in the late Byzantine period were changed to Christian monastic enclaves.
Get ready for an amazing 10-day / 9-night, high-end Culture Route program that combines astonishingly the private tour of the impressive Greek Mythology of seven of the twelve tribes of Heracles in the Peloponnese.
Our journey will last six days and during this time we will have the opportunity to tell more about the mythology, the history and the social organization of the areas through the centuries.