Region

GEOGRAPHY OF THE PLACE

The village is in the centre of Korinthia, at the same distance between the sea and the mountains. It is built like an amphitheatre, at 740 meters of altitude and has a panoramic view on the Corinthian Gulf.

Mount Vesiza (1.200 m.) overlooks the village and constitutes the natural border with the plain of Stymfalía. From this mountain, the river Elisson spreads, which crosses Kryoneri and the evergreen plain, before flowing in the Corinthian Gulf, towards Kiato.

CLIMATE

The region is famous for its healthy climate and the clean air. In the 50's and 60's, Kryoneri was a place for recovery, while coastal zones were infested by mosquitoes and malaria. In fact, ill people rented rooms in the village's family homes during the summer period, because of the healthy climate. Since the houses were not sufficient, many lodged in camps in the forest outside the Lechova monastery (1.000 m. altitude).

In addition, Kryoneri is also well known for its cloudless skies and the lack of humidity that allows for clear star viewing from the observatory.