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Mt. Koziakas

Mount Kerketio (Koziakas) is located at the east borders of central Pindos, stretching from Kalampaka to the town Pili, 20th klm, west of Trikala, between the Peneos and Portaekos river banks.

Born in the region, Asklipios, the Ancient Greek god of medicine, used the vast variety of medicinal plants and herbs found on the slopes of Koziakas mountain to formulate cures for his many patients. In fact, Koziakas mountain is known as Asklipios’ pharmacy, in tribute to the god.

Landscape and biodiversity

The mountain ridge is rocky with low and sparse vegetation and is covered by thin coniferous forests, grasslands and shrubland.

Significance

It is an important site for breeding raptors and species associated with forest. The area hosted a Gyps fulvus colony until the mid ’90s. Other important species: Falco biarmicus, Falco peregrinus, Milvus migrans, Neophron percnopterus, Circaetus gallicus, Aquila chrysaetos, Ciconia nigra.

 

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