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The forest kouri of Almyros
If you find yourself going at the parts of Almyros you do not forget to visit the Kouri forest. You must pay a visit otherwise you will lose the opportunity to live for a few moments in a virgin and unusual natural beauty. In our time something as the kouri of Almyros is something hard to find. The Kouri however remains virgin and untouchable for thousands of years. It's virgin beauty makes that forest an extremely peaceful environment outside the city.
*Lowland mixed forest of oak located adjacent to Almyros Magnesias. The wider area encompasses a coastal wetland lying between the communities of Platanos and Sourpi. In particular, the area incorporates a residual lowland forest of oak extending over 1000 ha and a marshy area occupying 280 ha. The oak forest harbors three species of the Quercus genus, namely: Quercus macrolepis, Q. pubescens, and Q. penduculiflora. A small part of the forest is used for recreational purposes. The marshy area is chiefly covered by reeds (Phragmites australis) and tamarisks (Tamarix sp.). It periodically receives a supply of freshwater from a nearby spring and a stream. Sea water entering the marsh renders the water brackish, almost saline. A part of the area supports crops, orchards, and degraded wetland vegetation that provides food for grazing animals
The significance of the area rests on several important features. The local marsh ranks among the few wetlands of eastern mainland Greece, while Kouri supports a rare lowland oak forest (aesthetic forest). The area is particularly valued as a destination for migratory birds, such as the mute swan, spoonbill, glossy ibis (Plegadis falcinellus) and other species of heron.*
-Here are,Folklore museum: Exists also Folklore(laografiko) Museum there,
[a museum of exhibits of types of daily popular use older (passed) years] founded from the Association (Vlahon)peoples and the (Filarhaeo)friends-ancient Company of Almyros.

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