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Erymanthos mountain

Erymanthos, the mountain of legends, is an elongated one with many peaks, stretching like a mountain range in the northern Peloponnese, in the regions of Achaea and Elis, with its highest peak Olenos (2.224m.) It belongs to the protected areas of the European network for the protection and conservation of wildlife Natura 2000.

According to Greek mythology Mount Erymanthos is the native of the notorious wild boar, the Erymanthian Boar, which is remembered in connection with the Labours of Hercules.

The labours of Hercules are the twelve feats carried out by the greatest of the Greek heroes in order to be purified for the murder of his wife and his children, which he had committed when the goddess Hera made him mad.

On Mount Erymanthos Hercules performed the forth labour destroying the Erymanthian boar, the notorious huge wild pig which was attacking men and animals all over the countryside, gouging them with its tusks, and destroying everything in its path.
In this place where legends abound and History has always something to narrate, there are -far from the lights of mass tourism- hospitable villages, old monasteries, dense forests and people who have been living and struggling with the land for centuries.
Mount Erymanthos is very attractive to friends of hiking and mountaineering by its wild natural environment with coniferous forests, dense vegetation, rare and wild species, excellent views, scattered springs, waterfalls, beautiful rivers that often form valleys and steep ravines and impressive red and green shales.