Within 10 kilometers west of the Peleta we come across the Kounoupia. This village is built at an altitude of 800 meters and has many stone houses which have retained the characteristics of Tsakonian architecture. The fir tree forest that surrounds the Kounoupia acquires special importance. The fir in such extreme environments tends to take the irregular form and it can host branches of many epiphytes like parasites or mistletoe (Viscum album). Because the loss of such an ecosystem is definite and if the fir is destroyed it cannot be regenerated, it must be under strict protection.



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