Trip Planner:   Europe  /  Greece  /  Peloponnese  /  Corinthia Region  /  Corinth  /  Lake Stymphalia

Lake Stymphalia, Corinth

3.1
#5 of 8 in Nature in Corinthia Region
Water Body · Hidden Gem · Nature / Park
Create an itinerary including Lake Stymphalia
Lake Stymphalia (Greek: Λίμνη Στυμφαλία - pron. "Límnē Stymphalía") is located in the north-eastern part of the Peloponnese, in Corinthia, southern Greece.

It is a closed karst basin with a wetland area and an agrarian area. The lake is an important stopover for migratory birds. The size of the lake varies, depending on the season.

Usually this area around the lake is fairly dryerfoot. In certain weather conditions thousands of small green frogs hide in the damp grass from the aquatic snakes. These frogs are invisible in the grass until you almost step on them, at which they jump out of the way, usually landing on another frog which also jumps. The effect is of ripples of frogs travelling outwards with every step. The area is rich in birds, amphibians and plant life. Other wildlife, such as weasels, can also be seen.

The area is also mentioned in Greek Mythology, due to the Stymphalian birds, which infested the Arcadian woods near the lake. Heracles' sixth labour was to exterminate them.

For Lake Stymphalia and beyond, use our Corinth trip planner to get the most from your Corinth vacation.
Source
Improve this listing »
Create a full itinerary - for free!

Lake Stymphalia reviews

Rate this attraction
TripAdvisor traveler rating
TripAdvisor traveler rating 3.5
49 reviews
Google
4.3
TripAdvisor
  • Amazing view of this historical lake. You can't reach very close but if you visit the museum, you can get some rally nice photos. 
    Amazing view of this historical lake. You can't reach very close but if you visit the museum, you can get some rally nice photos.  more »
  • A specially beautiful lake through winter as the lake is covered by baboo in brown colours..birdwatching is something you must not miss. There is a traditional restaurant on the last part of road... 
    A specially beautiful lake through winter as the lake is covered by baboo in brown colours..birdwatching is something you must not miss. There is a traditional restaurant on the last part of road...  more »
  • In the Stymphalian territory is a spring, from which the emperor Hadrian brought water to Corinth … at one time man-eating birds bred on it, which Heracles is said to have shot down. 
    In the Stymphalian territory is a spring, from which the emperor Hadrian brought water to Corinth … at one time man-eating birds bred on it, which Heracles is said to have shot down.  more »
Google
  • The lake is more of a wet meadow in the summer but still beautiful. There's a short hiking trail you can follow to see more of the surrounding environment and some archeological spots, with adequate visitor information. It's worth a visit.
  • One of the most iconic landmarks in Greece. It is a same that you do get to know the history or there is something to guide you through.
  • Historic place. But when we visited it was no water at all in the lake, so it wasn’t that interesting
  • Mythology on air
  • Splendid view for your eyes! Like watching a movie. Rests your soul and mind and makes you want to stay there forever.

Plan your trip to Corinth

  • Get a personalized trip
    A full day by day itinerary based on your preferences
  • Customize it
    Refine your trip. We'll find the
    best routes and schedules
  • Book it
    Choose from the best hotels and activities. Up to 50% off
  • Manage it
    Everything in one place. Everyone on the same page.