Ιs located in the green forests of the Foloi ( Patras - Tripoli National Road 111). Originally, it served as a shelter for shepherds, while it was always one of the crossroads of Helia.Nowadays there is the village of Panopoulos.
What else is Hani Panopoulos for us?
They are the lush paths in the oaks and the plane trees in the center of Capelis with the steep slopes, the shady canyons with the many caves, the waterfalls, the watermills, the cool springs and the clean rivers ... With the stone houses, the delicious food and good wine, feasting nights and hospitable residents.
Folóï oak forest
The Folóï oak forest is an oak forest in southwestern Greece. It is located in the municipal unit Foloi, Elis, in the western part of the Peloponnese peninsula. The Folóï oak forest is situated at an altitude of 688m, on the plateau of the Folóï mountain. It is an ecosystem unique in the Balkan peninsula and consists of a territory of 9,900 acres (40 km2), which is almost entirely covered by deciduous oaks that form a dense forest area.
The Pholóē oak forest was known to Ancient Greeks, because of its proximity to many of their settlements in the Elis region. The mysterious beauty of the forest inspired them to believe that it was a habitat of Centaurs and fairies. They gave the forest the name Pholóē (Greek: Φολόη, modern Greek pronunciation: Folóï) and the chief of the Centaurs the name Phólos (Greek: Φόλος). The fairies of the forest were the Dryads (Greek: Δρυάδες), "oak fairies".
Canyon of Antroni
Androni is built on the plateau "Foloi", which is so named, because there was Centaurus Foleos,who lived in great steep ravines which cross the Paliopotamos with the streams and many plane trees. On the other hand there is the Kokalaki or Homeric River Selisis or Penny Ladon.
There, the canyon is formed around Androni, which is characterized as a habitat of great historical and ecological value.
In this part, Hercules, according to mythology, threw a net to catch him Erythmanth Kapros.
Olympia and Archeological museum of Olympia
Olympia, a sanctuary of ancient Greece in Elis on the Peloponnese peninsula, is known for having been the site of the Olympic Games in classical times. The Olympic Games were held every four years throughout Classical antiquity, from the 8th century BC to the 4th century AD. Olympia was also known for the gigantic ivory and gold statue of Zeus that used to stand there, sculpted by Pheidias, which was named one of the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World by Antipater of Sidon.
The Archaeological Museum of Olympia, one of the most important museums in Greece, presents the long history of the most celebrated sanctuary of antiquity, the sanctuary of Zeus, father of both gods and men, where the Olympic games were born. The museum's permanent exhibition contains finds from the excavations in the sacred precinct of the Altis dating from prehistoric times to the Early Christian period.Among the many precious exhibits the sculpture collection, for which the museum is most famous, the bronze collection, the richest collection.
Flagged with the “Blue Flag”, Kourouta’s beach offers amazing dives and fantastic sunsets. The beach is organized and has facilities such as umbrellas, changing rooms, bins, shower, as well as restaurants, cafes and bars.The beach is supported in the summer months by a lifeguard.
That beach is also famous for water sports!