Nymfopetres

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Nymfopetres

An impressive natural monument is located near the village of Nymfopetra in the prefecture of Thessaloniki between the lakes Koronia and Volvi. It is a peculiar geological formation, a cluster of limestone rocks, with a maximum height of 4 meters, sculpted by winds and connected to myths and legends.
 
The most popular myth is that of the curse of the mother who did not want her daughter's wedding, or asked for her punishment because of her greediness. So both the couple and the guests on the wedding day turned into rocks. According to another legend, a group of hunters looking for prey came across a group of forest nymphs bathing in the crystal clear waters of a spring. The men were ecstatic watching the spectacle, but godness Artemis saw the hunters,  got angry and petrified them on the place they stood.
 
The space is properly designed and allows the visitor to walk among the forest with cobbled streets, to be photographed and to rest in the kiosks, enjoying the amazing view. The Geological Park has been declared a Monument of Nature and is a popular place for marriage photography and school visits so that students can see a geological formation, created thousands of years ago.