National Park of Pindos
The National Forest of Pindos is one of our most important National Forests. It was established by the Royal Decree No 487/1966 published in the Government Gazette No 120/1966.
It is an isolated area in the northern part of Pindos. It is a total area of 68,990 acres and consists of a core of 33,490 acres and a peripheral protection zone of 35,500 acres.
Of the total area of 68,990 acres, the 48,718 acres of 70,62% belong to the prefecture of Grevena and the remaining 20,272 acres or 29,38% belong to the Prefecture of Ioannina.
Of the total area of 33,490 acres of the Core of the Forest, the 29,658 acres, or 88,56%, belong to the Prefecture of Grevena and the 3,832 acres (11,44%) belong to the Prefecture of Ioannina.
Of the total area of 35.500 hectares of the protection zone, the 19.060 acres, which means 53.69%, belong to the Prefecture of Grevena and 16.440 acres or 46.31% belong to the Prefecture of Ioannina.
It includes the valley of Valia – Calda (it is a Vlach word and means “Warm Valley”. It is so called because it has significant temperature fluctuations during the 24 hours, with very high temperatures during the day without cloudiness and very low during the night) , Arkoudoremata, Lygos and Mavrovouni Mountains (Flega 2.159m) up to the tops of Mount Egg (Height 2.177m).