Parnitha National Park (Attica)

This Park, covering an area of 3,800 hectares, was established in 1961 and contains forests of fir and pine as well as bushes that are characteristic of the vegetation of the Mediterranean (holm-oak, arbutus, pomegranate, Judas tree). There are cool and fertile areas with their own micro-climate which are covered by planes-trees, willows, poplars and broad-leaved deciduous tress.

The Park has a large number of different species of fauna but populations are small. They include deer, roe-deer, badger, polecat, weasel and squirrel, and a pair of golden eagles recently appeared in the area. Among the insect life are bark-eating insects which are threatening the pine forest.

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