Mount Parnonas in Laconia, Peloponnese
Located between the regions of Arcadia and Laconia in Peloponnese, Mount Parnonas boasts breathtaking natural beauty and an abundance of biodiversity. With its highest peak reaching an altitude of 1936m, Megali Tourla (or Cronio), the mountain is home to the renowned "The Ecological Park Of Parnonas-Moustos," a vast botanical garden that features an extensive range of vegetation. The forest area on the Arcadian side of the mountain is particularly noteworthy, as it is home to over 16 native and 115 rare plant species. What's more, Mount Parnonas is home to the only forest of cedars in Europe, where a unique Asian variety of cedar thrives. Due to its ecological significance, the area has been declared as a natural landmark and is included in the European Network Natura 2000 for its protection.