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The forest of Folois is one of the most rare and unique forests in the Balkans. Spermofyi consists of oak and is included in the network protected by NATURA 2000 because of its importance, and is estimated to be ancient. In the past; the oak was dedicated to Zeus and was considered an emblem of strength. According to mythology, the oak forest Folois was host to centaurs and nymphs. The Dryads were happy with the rain, crying when the oak leaves were dry, and dying when the tree was cut. In this forest was the place where Hercules caught the boar Erymanthio in his fourth test.





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