Hellenic Republic President Karolos Papoulias inaugurated on June 5 the Environment Museum of Stymphalia.
The museum is located in the prefecture of Corinth, in the northern Peloponnese, in an area where, according to mythology, Hercules killed the Stymphalian birds. It is the seventh museum of the Network of Thematic Museums of the Piraeus Bank Group Cultural Foundation
The Lake of Stymphalia is the southernmost mountainous wetland of the Balkans and an important bird area.
The water basin of Stymphalia is considered to be the largest mountain lake of the Peloponnese. The region's ecological value, centred on the lake and its rich forests, is confirmed by its inclusion in the European Network of Protected Areas NATURA 2000.
[Photo: View from the brand new Stymphalia Enviroment Museum]